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Research sows the seeds of improved diet

Posted on Thursday 27 November 2014

Scientists in the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) at the University of York are part of a major research project launched today to help provide improved crops for the future.

Human mandible with extensive dental calculus deposits dated to the Roman period (1st-4th century CE) from York, UK. The dental calculus pictured above tested positive for milk proteins. Photo Credit: Camilla Speller.
Ancient dental plaque: a ‘whey’ into our milk drinking past?

Posted on Thursday 27 November 2014

We drink milk because it is good for us, but we rarely stop to think “Why?” Archaeologists and geneticists have been puzzling this question since it was revealed that the mutations which enable adults to drink milk are under the strongest selection of any in the human genome.

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New Hub to make quantum leap in secure communications

Posted on Wednesday 26 November 2014

Leading researchers from UK universities and industry have come together in a unique collaboration to exploit fundamental laws of quantum physics for the development of secure communication technologies and services for consumer, commercial and government markets.

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Research Assessment Exercise 2008

Outstanding results in RAE 2008 confirmed York's standing as a leading research university:

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From the search for carbon-free fuel to our role in the restoration of the magnificent York Minster, discover more about some of our key research projects in this series of videos.


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