Posted on Tuesday 11 August 2020
Scientists have shed light on how immune cells navigate to the lymph nodes, where they help to fight off harmful bacteria and viruses.
Posted on Thursday 6 August 2020
Scientists have discovered a unique enzyme responsible for the pungent characteristic smell we call body odour or BO.
Posted on Tuesday 23 June 2020
Conservation management around the margins of agriculture fail to protect butterfly species at greatest risk from the intensification of farming, a new study says.
Posted on Wednesday 13 May 2020
Scientists have discovered how catmint gained its ability to send felines into a state of frenzy.
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.
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.
Posted on Friday 1 May 2020
Jon Pitchford and colleagues in the Maths Department have written a paper on the epidemiology of Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Posted on Tuesday 28 April 2020
A University of York researcher has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to investigate how algae converts carbon dioxide into organic molecules during photosynthesis.
Posted on Friday 6 March 2020
Employees from regional and national industries could study for PhDs under a new £1m pilot scheme to be introduced at the University of York in the area of circular, sustainable manufacturing.
Posted on Monday 16 December 2019
Non-native plants are providing new homes for Britain’s insects - some of which are rare on native plants, a new study has found.
Posted on Wednesday 4 December 2019
Pathogen-specific viruses can be successfully used to fight a disease that decimates some of the world’s major food crops, a new study has found.
Posted on Thursday 21 November 2019
The University of York’s Structural Biology Laboratory (YSBL) in the Department of Chemistry has been awarded a prestigious Queen's Anniversary Prize.
Posted on Monday 11 November 2019
Researchers who set out to test the widespread theory that the UK is experiencing an alarming plunge in insect numbers have found no evidence for ‘Insect Armageddon’.
Posted on Thursday 10 October 2019
Researchers have discovered the first evidence of tropical insects shrinking in size in their bid to survive rising temperatures.
Posted on Wednesday 9 October 2019
Scientists are now a step closer to understanding the mechanisms behind how a group of viruses facilitate the exchange of genes between bacteria.
Posted on Wednesday 25 September 2019
Scientists have discovered that soil microbes can make plants more resistant to an aggressive disease - opening new possibilities for sustainable food production.
Posted on Thursday 22 August 2019
Professor Frans Maathuis’s research to increase the tolerance of rice to salinity and drought, has been shortlisted for the 2019 Newton Prize.
Posted on Wednesday 14 August 2019
University of York researchers will be working in partnership with Yorkshire Water to optimise next-generation anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities.
Posted on Tuesday 9 July 2019
A study of the Serengeti-Mara ecosystem involving researchers from the University of York has revealed that increasing livestock numbers are threatening the ecology of the area by reducing fires.
Posted on Thursday 27 June 2019
Increased human activity around one of Africa’s most iconic ecosystems is “squeezing the wildlife in its core”, damaging habitation and disrupting the migration routes of wildebeest, zebra and gazelle, an international study has concluded.