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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).

Researchers find way to target cancer while protecting healthy tissue

Posted on Friday 24 June 2022

Researchers have discovered how to target stem cells affected by leukaemia without causing harm to healthy stem cells, paving the way for new, safer treatments for the disease.

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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Roadmap plan to boost UK industrial hemp production and processing

Posted on Thursday 26 August 2021

The first stage of an ambitious ten-year roadmap designed to boost the production and processing of industrial hemp across the UK has won government backing.

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Researchers identify new enzyme that infects plants - paving the way for potential disease prevention

Posted on Friday 13 August 2021

Scientists have identified an unusual enzyme that plays a major role in the infection of plants - and have shown that disabling this enzyme effectively stops plant disease in its tracks.

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New £1.2m UK Centre of Excellence in York to turn waste into a resource

Posted on Thursday 5 August 2021

The University of York and Yorkshire Water are establishing a Centre of Excellence for anaerobic digestion (AD) research.

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.

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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.

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