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2011


In the News - December 2011

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Biology Monthly News


Positive mid-term review for York Researchers

Wednesday 21 December 2011

Professor Simon McQueen-Mason and his team have just received very positive reports on their BBSRC Sustainable Bioenergy Centre (BSBEC) mid-term review.


In the News - November 2011

Monday 5 December 2011

Biology Monthly News


Results of a major investigation into the genetic makeup of the Leishmania parasite yield some significant surprises

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Researchers at the Centre for Immunology and Infection have contributed to a key new study of the genetic makeup of the Leishmania parasite that has important implications for drug development


Ancient DNA provides new insights into cave paintings of horses

Tuesday 8 November 2011

An international team of researchers has used ancient DNA to shed new light on the realism of horses depicted in prehistoric cave paintings.


Future survival of animals unknown in climate change age

Thursday 3 November 2011

The likelihood of animals surviving global warming will be more difficult to predict than previously thought based on the vastly different responses to climate change and human actions discovered in woolly mammoths and other large mammals living as far back as 50,000 years ago, new research has found.


New partnership to improve seed supplies of vital anti-malarial plant

Thursday 3 November 2011

At the Artemisinin Conference in Hanoi, the Centre for Novel Agricultural Products (CNAP), at the University of York, and East-West Seed announced a new partnership to ensure that high yielding seeds from improved varieties of Artemisia annua will rapidly be made available for global cultivation.


Researchers trace evolution of diversity in Hawaiian Honeycreepers

Friday 21 October 2011

An international team of scientists has determined the evolutionary family tree for one of the most strikingly diverse and endangered bird families in the world, the Hawaiian honeycreepers.


Climate Change and the Exodus of Species

Wednesday 12 October 2011


Researchers study ageing’s effect on the brain

Monday 10 October 2011

Research by biologists at the University of York and Hull York Medical School has revealed important new information about the way the brain is affected by age.


Tissue engineering centre looks at repairing joint damage

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Arthritis Research UK and the University of York are launching a £6 million experimental tissue engineering centre which aims to regenerate bone and cartilage by using patients’ own stem cells to repair the joint damage caused by osteoarthritis.


Prostate cancer prize for York scientist

Sunday 25 September 2011

A YORK scientist funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research has won a prestigious international award for his groundbreaking research into prostate cancer.


Domestication of horses leads to boring stallions, but interesting science!

Tuesday 23 August 2011

An international team of researchers led by Prof. Michi Hofreiter has used ancient DNA to produce compelling evidence that the lack of genetic diversity in modern stallions is the result of the domestication process.


Vice-Chancellor's Gold Award for Excellence 2011

Saturday 20 August 2011

Vice-Chancellor's Gold Award for Excellence 2011


Hot wildlife reaches new heights

Thursday 18 August 2011

New research by scientists in the Department of Biology at the University of York shows that species have responded to climate change up to three times faster than previously appreciated. These results are published in the latest issue of the leading scientific journal Science.


£2.15m for prostate cancer research

Friday 12 August 2011

Yorkshire Cancer Research has awarded £2.15m to Professor Norman Maitland to further his internationally award-winning progress into prostate cancer stem cell research.


York Biology in World Top 50

Friday 3 June 2011

Biology at York is one of only eight UK departments to feature in the Times Higher Education Top 50 World Ranking of Life Sciences Departments for 2010.


York against cancer in the Dragon Boat Challenge

Friday 3 June 2011

The nucleus of the team from the Jack Birch Unit at York University who will be paddling for York Against Cancer in the Dragon Boat Challenge on 10th July.



Staff Cycle challenge - Well Done Biology

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Thanks for taking part in the York Cycle Challenge. Together we have clocked up over 134,300 miles via 13,151 trips and saved over 20,200 kg of CO2.


3D lab experiments aid adult stem cell versatility

Thursday 31 March 2011

A type of adult stem cell is now proving itself more versatile for research and therapies thanks to revolutionary 3D experiments. These cells have already shown great promise for repairing damaged bone and cartilage but until now have been fairly limited in the types of cells they can form in the laboratory.


Genetic differences influence the structure of communities

Tuesday 29 March 2011

Scientists from the University of York are among a group of researchers investigating how genetic differences among individuals contribute to the way ecological communities form, interact and change over time.


Intervention offers 'best chance' to save species endangered by climate change

Friday 18 March 2011

A University of York scientist is proposing a radical programme of 'assisted colonisation' to save species endangered by climate change.


Using fruit flies to understand dementia

Wednesday 16 March 2011

Work in the Sweeney lab has been featured in this month's Alzheimer's Society magazine.


Major initiative to recruit international leaders

Friday 11 February 2011

The department of Biology wishes to recruit world leaders in Plant Biology, Molecular Biophysics, and Mammalian Cell Biology to complement and expand our existing strengths.


Research Fellows Event 20th & 21st April 2011

Thursday 3 February 2011

We are seeking applications to our Independent Research Fellows Recruitment Event on 20th and 21st April from researchers who hold or are planning on applying for Fellowships


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