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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.

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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.

York’s Centre for Novel Agricultural Products strengthens international research links in Malaysia

Posted on Monday 12 October 2020

This past week, CNAP, led by Professor Neil Bruce, formalised ties with the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) with a Faculty of Sciences Memorandum of Understanding. The agreement will pave the way for increased collaboration between the two institutions and is based on an extensive existing collaboration in the field of developing sustainable sources of animal feed.

UK-Japan partnership to explore blood stem cell expansion

Posted on Thursday 17 September 2020

Researchers at York are to explore new advances in human blood stem cell research with partners in Japan and Cambridge.

Scientists discover how immune cells mobilise to fight infection

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.

Life in the pits: scientists identify the key enzyme behind BO

Posted on Thursday 6 August 2020

Scientists have discovered a unique enzyme responsible for the pungent characteristic smell we call body odour or BO.

Agricultural conservation schemes not enough to protect Britain’s rarest butterflies

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.

Researchers reveal the evolutionary origins of the plant that sends cats into a frenzy

Posted on Wednesday 13 May 2020

Scientists have discovered how catmint gained its ability to send felines into a state of frenzy.

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.

York Group's COVID-19 Epidemiology preprint

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).

York researcher to investigate the power of algae to absorb CO2

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.

University of York partners with industry in PhD pilot

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.

UK insects struggling to find a home make a bee-line for foreign plants

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.


New study uses viruses as weapons to destroy aggressive plant bacterial disease

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.

York laboratory awarded Queen's Anniversary Prize

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.

Scientists find no evidence for ‘Insect Armageddon’ – but there’s still cause for concern

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’.

Global warming is causing tropical moths to shrink in size

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.

Scientists shed new light on mechanism by which bacteria exchange genes

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.

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