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New digital tool could change the way we see cells

Posted on Wednesday 5 April 2023

A free online tool created by researchers at the University of York could help us better understand cell mutation and resistance.

New digital tool could change the way we see cells

Posted on Tuesday 4 April 2023

A free online tool created by researchers at the University of York could help us better understand cell mutation and resistance.

UKRI Board visit University to hear more about our bioeconomy research

Posted on Thursday 16 March 2023

Members of the UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) Board visited the University (14 March) to hear more about our world-leading research around the bioeconomy.

Change in UK fishing habits would protect biodiversity, study shows

Posted on Monday 6 March 2023

Changing the UK's fisheries to focus on a variety of smaller species could significantly reduce the future overall impact on marine ecosystems, help to protect biodiversity, and create a more sustainable fishing industry, say researchers from the University of York.

Hunt for plant-based alternative in recovery of metals from mining waste

Posted on Thursday 23 February 2023

Researchers are working to find a plant-based alternative for the recovery of gold, silver and copper nanoparticles from mining waste.

Scientists use satellite images to study the degradation of rangelands in Tanzania

Posted on Wednesday 22 February 2023

East Africa’s iconic rangelands - under threat from climate change and human activity - have the potential to recover from repeated environmental shocks and degradation, a new study has concluded.

Neighbourly cooperation can ensure your genes survive, new research finds

Posted on Tuesday 21 February 2023

Cooperating with your neighbours, especially if they are distant relatives, can be an effective evolutionary strategy, new research has found.

Killer whale mums pay high price for raising sons

Posted on Thursday 9 February 2023

Raising sons is an exhausting experience that leaves killer whale mothers far less likely to produce more offspring, new research has found.

York researchers reveal how bacteria disguise themselves to avoid detection

Posted on Thursday 12 January 2023

Researchers in our Department of Biology and the Hull York Medical School (HYMS), along with collaborators at the Universities of Southampton and Oxford, have shed new light on a mechanism that disease-causing bacteria use to change the appearance of their cell surface.

Step closer to tackling drug resistant parasites in Brazil

Posted on Friday 2 December 2022

Researchers at the University of York are a step closer to identifying ways to support clinicians in predicting drug treatment outcomes for patients with visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil.

Nations must embrace change in order to tackle biodiversity crisis, researchers say

Posted on Wednesday 30 November 2022

Governments should embrace the realities of shifting biodiversity rather than “investing in futile efforts to return the natural world to its historic state”, a new study argues.

University named as a member of the new EUBI UK Node

Posted on Thursday 3 November 2022

The University of York has been named as part of a new UK-wide multi-site imaging facility, known as the EUBI UK Node.

Scientists to go back in time to uncover an ancient process that makes cells resistant to toxic chemicals

Posted on Wednesday 21 September 2022

A project led by Professor Gavin Thomas involving five UK universities is to receive £4m funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

Scientists solve problem of industrial waste from sugarcane processing in India

Posted on Friday 13 May 2022

Scientists have discovered how to significantly improve the sustainability of the sugarcane industry by turning a major by-product into a valuable chemical used in food, medicines and cosmetics.

Scientists discover how salt in tumours could help diagnose and treat breast cancer

Posted on Tuesday 26 April 2022

Analysing sodium levels in breast cancer tumours can give an accurate indication of how aggressive a cancer is and whether chemotherapy treatments are taking effect, new research has shown.

Many UK protected areas are failing to deliver benefits for nature, according to new report

Posted on Monday 25 April 2022

Many of the UK’s protected areas are not delivering for nature and are in poor ecological condition, a new report has found.

York academics to lead pioneering blood cancer research

Posted on Wednesday 20 April 2022

Academics from the University of York will use a share of £22m from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to improve our understanding of blood cancer.

York researchers to use physics to transform our understanding of life

Posted on Friday 18 February 2022

A University of York academic will co-lead on two new projects that will demonstrate how physics can transform our understanding of life.

The University of York becomes a new Strategic Partner University with the BBSRC

Posted on Monday 7 February 2022

The university will be an additional strategic partner for the next three years.

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Scientists discover how bacteria use liquid protein droplets to overcome stress

Posted on Wednesday 20 October 2021

Scientists have revealed how bacteria make tiny liquid droplets from proteins to help them survive harsh environments and thus reduce their chances of being killed by antibiotics.

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