Posted on Thursday 7 December 2017
York ecologists receive 'Editor's Choice' award for paper encouraging more communication and collaboration on climate research
Posted on Thursday 9 November 2017
Scientists have discovered key new information about how to boost our immune system's fight against cancer.
Posted on Tuesday 3 October 2017
An international team, including Dr Luke Mackinder, have discovered more about how green algae grow so quickly.
Posted on Thursday 10 August 2017
A University of York scientist has been granted significant new funding from Cancer Research UK to carry out research into a specific kind of blood cancer.
Posted on Thursday 27 July 2017
A leading scientist at the University of York is to investigate whether a change in the electrical voltage of breast cancer cells could be helping them to spread around the body.
Posted on Thursday 27 July 2017
Scientists have discovered bacteria are able to “fine-tune” their resistance to antibiotics – raising the possibility of some superbugs being resistant to drugs which they have never even been in contact with.
Posted on Wednesday 26 July 2017
Researchers from across the University of York have been awarded major grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to tackle some of the most pressing issues around the world – including health care provision in Sub-Saharan Africa, reducing tobacco-related harm in Asia and combating neglected tropical diseases.
Posted on Wednesday 12 July 2017
An academic from the Department of Biology has written a new book that challenges us to look positively at the impact of humans on the natural world.
Posted on Tuesday 11 July 2017
Scientists at the University of York have discovered that parasites responsible for leishmaniasis - a globally occurring neglected tropical disease spread by sand flies – are mainly acquired from the skin rather than a person’s blood.
Posted on Wednesday 21 June 2017
New research at the University of York highlights the vulnerability of rainfed rice cultivation in India to climate change, which may put the livelihoods of low-income farmers at risk
Posted on Monday 12 June 2017
Researchers from the University of York and the Quadram Institute have unlocked the genetic secrets of plant cell walls, which could help improve the quality of plant-based foods
Posted on Friday 9 June 2017
Scientists say they have made a major breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis following the successful completion of a first in-human trial.
Posted on Wednesday 31 May 2017
Scientists at the University of York have revealed that the 1976 drought is the worst extreme event to affect butterflies and moths in the 50 years since detailed records began.
Posted on Thursday 16 March 2017
Scientists have begun to unlock the genetic code to understand how the lining of the bladder functions as a barrier to store urine - paving the way for possible new treatments for chronic bladder diseases such as interstitial cystitis and cancer.
Posted on Tuesday 28 February 2017
Scientists at the Universities of York and Huddersfield have improved understanding of a molecule that destroys cancerous tumours without harming healthy cell tissue.
Posted on Friday 24 February 2017
Scientists at the Universities of York, Leeds, and Helsinki say they are a step closer to cracking, what scientists have called, the 'Enigma Code' of the common cold virus.
Posted on Friday 3 February 2017
Danger from predators causes animals to form stronger friendships, according to new research.
Posted on Wednesday 4 January 2017
Scientists at the University of York have harnessed the therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a new antibiotic which could be used to treat the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea.
Posted on Tuesday 3 January 2017
Professor Ian Bancroft and Dr Andrea Harper have identified genetic markers for disease tolerance that suggest UK ash trees may have a fighting chance against a lethal fungal infection.