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Maths-based marine management project wins £1.5m funding

Posted on Friday 23 July 2021

An innovative research project which combines multidimensional mathematical models, marine ecology and consumer behaviour to redefine fishing catch limits has been awarded £1.5m funding.

Funding wins more time for THYME

Posted on Thursday 22 July 2021

A regional collaborative project has won funding to continue for another year.

New study shows soil bacteria can evolve more friendly to plants

Posted on Tuesday 22 June 2021

Beneficial symbioses between eukaryotic and prokaryotic organisms have evolved multiple times during the history of life.

Killer whales shot by drone footage

Drone study finds killer whales can have close friendships

Posted on Tuesday 22 June 2021

Scientists from the University of York were part of an international research team that used drone footage to study killer whales and their social networks.

Fogg Lab awarded funding for new research projects on Gene Transfer Agents

Posted on Tuesday 15 June 2021

Two projects could have crucial findings for developing new antibiotic treatments and slowing the spread of antibiotic resistance

Scientists uncover the mysteries of how viruses evolve

Posted on Thursday 10 June 2021

An international team of researchers have shed new light on the early stages of viral evolution.

Plants start their day faster than first thought, scientists find

Posted on Thursday 10 June 2021

Scientists studying the early morning activity of plants have found they make a rapid start to their day – within minutes of dawn.

Gene research on brassicas provides potential for making better and more climate resilient crops

Posted on Thursday 27 May 2021

Scientists have used gene technology to understand more about the make-up of the evolution of brassicas – paving the way for bigger and more climate resilient yields from this group of crops that have been grown for thousands of years.

New vaccine provides promise to tackle sleeping sickness in Africa, study shows

Posted on Wednesday 26 May 2021

Scientists have identified a promising vaccine candidate for a parasitic disease that causes a chronic wasting disease in livestock animals across sub Saharan Africa.

University of York spin out company acquired in £21m deal

Posted on Friday 21 May 2021

A University ‘spin-out’ company is the first at York to be listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

A bird rare to the UK ruffles feathers at the University of York

Posted on Friday 14 May 2021

A bird which is rarely ever seen in Britain has been spotted at the University of York - the first time it has ever been recorded in the city.

GM grass cleanses soil of toxic pollutants left by military explosives, new research shows

Posted on Monday 3 May 2021

A grass commonly used to fight soil erosion has been genetically modified to successfully remove toxic chemicals left in the ground from munitions that are dangerous to human health, new research shows.

“Dominating” fungus could provide solution to producing more biofuels and valuable chemicals

Posted on Thursday 29 April 2021

The discovery of a novel enzyme that releases a valuable chemical from agricultural waste could provide an important breakthrough in the upscaling of renewable fuels and chemicals, a new study shows.

Explore hidden world of microbes in new comic book

Posted on Thursday 22 April 2021

A team of scientists have co-written a comic book aimed at helping young people aged 10 and above understand the world of microbes.

Funding awarded to boost production of biological drugs

Posted on Wednesday 14 April 2021

The University of York and its partners have received £4.2m to revolutionise the cells used to produce biological drugs and increase their cost-effectiveness.

Plants set a “bedtime” alarm to ensure their survival, new study shows.

Posted on Tuesday 2 March 2021

Plants have a metabolic signal that adjusts their circadian clock in the evening to ensure they store enough energy to survive the night, a new study reveals.

Housing device could be key to combating malaria

Posted on Monday 1 March 2021

A new type of housing modification reduced the incidence of childhood malaria in West African villages by around 40-50 per cent, according to a new research study.

CFH Early Career Fellow awarded Leukaemia Fellowship

Posted on Friday 27 November 2020

The Department of Biology's Dr Katherine Bridge has just been awarded the Kay Kendall Leukaemia Fund Intermediate Fellowship for her research, one of only two recipients this year.

Household and agricultural waste utilised in bid to make textile industry ‘greener’

Posted on Monday 23 November 2020

Researchers at the University of York are working with the Royal College of Art in a new £5.4 million project to lessen the environmental impact of the textile industry in the UK.

Sugar beet

Funding boost for sugar beet project

Posted on Wednesday 4 November 2020

Scientists at the University of York are developing a low cost, environmentally friendly method of processing sugar beet without the need for major industrial processing plants.

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