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Turning the phage on crop wilt

Posted on Tuesday 7 July 2020

Researchers at the University of York have launched a major new study that could pave the way to fight a disease that decimates some of the world’s major food crops - without the use of pesticides.

Professor Gavin Thomas appointed Editor in Chief of leading microbiology journal

Posted on Thursday 2 July 2020

Professor Gavin H. Thomas has been appointed the next Editor in Chief of the journal Microbiology,

PhD student authors study into oil palm plantations

Posted on Monday 22 June 2020

Forest conservation areas in oil palm plantations play a vital role in storing carbon and boosting rainforest biodiversity, a new study on palm oil agriculture in Borneo has revealed.

New director of YESI appointed

Posted on Monday 15 June 2020

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Matthew Thomas as the new Director of the York Environmental Sustainability Institute (YESI)

Battle of the bacteria: Competition for iron can dictate the severity of plant disease outbreaks

Posted on Monday 11 May 2020

The competition for iron between different bacteria can impact on the severity of bacterial wilt disease in crops, a new study from the University of York shows.

Scientists recreate DNA damage caused by toxins from smoking in a bid to understand more about the causes of bladder cancer

Posted on Tuesday 5 May 2020

Researchers from the University of York have recreated how toxins from smoking cause unique patterns of DNA damage. The discovery could help scientists better understand the cause of bladder cancer and the link to smoking.

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