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2010

Two elephant species in Africa

Wednesday 22 December 2010

York scientists have helped to demonstrate that the African elephant is in fact two different species. In a collaboration with US and German scientists, Prof. Michi Hofreiter has shows that the Savanna and Forest elephants diverged at least three million years ago.


York Biology remains one of the best departments in Europe

Tuesday 16 November 2010

The University of York has been included among 76 European universities deemed to be part of a Biology "Excellence Group" by the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) based on their results in research and internationalisation indicators.


Cancer cells revealed by "Virimaging"

Tuesday 2 November 2010

Viruses encoding fluorescent proteins can be used to light up cancer cells.


Extreme conservation strategies for climate change

Monday 1 November 2010

Professor Chris Thomas has suggested that it may become necessary for conservation agencies to start moving some species from where they currently live to other regions, to save them from the worst effects of climate change.


Eureka! Biologist one of three York scientists honoured

Friday 8 October 2010

Professor Ottoline Leyser is one of three University of York scientists named in the Eureka 100 ‘most important contemporary figures in British science’.


CNAP shortlisted for major award

Thursday 23 September 2010

The Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP) has been nominated in the International Collaboration of the Year category of the 2010 Times Higher Education Awards.


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