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Water users can reduce the risk of spreading invasive species

Posted on Thursday 10 April 2014

Foreign species that are devastating water ecosystems could be “hitchhiking” around Britain on canoeists’ and anglers’ kit, according to a new study.

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Researchers say Neanderthals were no strangers to good parenting

Posted on Wednesday 9 April 2014

Archaeologists at the University of York are challenging the traditional view that Neanderthal childhood was difficult, short and dangerous.

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York’s key role in research on ‘self-management support’

Posted on Monday 31 March 2014

Health economists at the University of York are to carry out research into the value that people with chronic long-term conditions, such as asthma, cancer, and coronary heart disease, place on interventions aimed to support self-management of their health condition.

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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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