The University of York has a strong commitment to addressing the challenges of the modern world through a diverse range of research which benefits society.
An international research collaboration, involving the University of York, has shown that acupuncture is an effective treatment for chronic pain in patients with chronic back and neck pain, osteoarthritis, shoulder pain, and chronic headache.
A new study led by scientists at the Universities of York and Bradford has identified the two areas of the brain responsible for our perception of orientation and shape.
The discovery makes a fundamental shift in the understanding of how solid cancers start.
A new study by researchers at the Centre for Health Economics, University of York, reveals the productivity of the NHS in England increased by 3.2 per cent in the first year of the Coalition administration.
Physicists from the University of York have carried out new research into how the heating effect of an experimental cancer treatment works.
Mental health experts from around the world are teaming up to undertake a unique research programme applying social science to mental health practice.
Researchers from the UK, USA and India, led by scientists at the University of York, are embarking on a major four-year project which aims to develop new strains of rice to help to feed millions of people.
Recent natural disasters illustrate vulnerability of older people: majority of deaths from the Great East Japan Earthquake (2011) and Hurricane Katrina (2005) occurred among older people.
Scientists, led by Professor Simon McQueen-Mason and Professor Neil Bruce at the University of York, have discovered a new enzyme that could prove an important step in the quest to turn waste, such as paper, scrap wood and straw, into liquid fuel.
Overfishing has reduced fish populations and biodiversity across much of the world's oceans. In response, fisheries are increasingly reliant on a handful of highly valuable shellfish. However, new research by the University of York shows this approach to be extremely risky.
Biomass has become one of the most commonly used renewable sources of energy in the last two decades. But one major problem remains - what to do with the waste ash produced? Scientists from the University of York have discovered a method for converting the waste into valuable silica.
A team of UK researchers believe earthworms could provide a window into past climates, allowing scientists to piece together the prevailing weather conditions thousands of years ago.
An international team of plasma physicists has used one of the world’s most powerful lasers to create highly unusual plasma composed of hollow atoms with implications for the development of fusion energy.
Physicists from the University of York are playing a key role in the development of high performance magnetic materials which will make electric cars a more realistic option for the future.
An international team of scientists, including University of York physicist Dr Irene D’Amico, has shed new light on a fundamental area of physics which could have important implications for future electronic devices and the transfer of information at the quantum level.
Research teams from the University of York and UW-Milwaukee investigating the properties of ultra-thin films of new materials are helping bring quantum computing one step closer to reality.
A pioneering study led by researchers from the University of York highlights the role and contribution of community nursing assistants and their potential impact on patient experience.
Social networking sites may increase the bonds of friendship for nine to 13-year-old boys, according to researchers from the University of York.
A University of York student has successfully completed a challenge that allows blind and visually impaired people to complete 3D crosswords.
A new report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF), based on a study led by the University of York, highlights the task faced by young unemployed people.
A major new study suggests a range of potential improvements in the way schools pursue citizenship education.
Until recently, ceramic container technologies have been associated with the arrival of farming, but we now know they were a much earlier hunter-gatherer adaptation, used for cooking fish.
Students from the University of York together with actors from the local community are to perform Clocking In, a new play taken from real life stories celebrating the chocolate making industry in York, at the York Cocoa House.
The centuries-old monasteries found in the Nepalese Himalayas are falling into disrepair due to lack of investment, placing their religious treasures at risk.
A 17th century Jacobean comedy seldom seen on the modern stage is undergoing a thoroughly modern re-working with the help of students from the University of York.
University of York students directed a documentary film which brings the city’s chocolate heritage to life for secondary schools.
A newly published book of fictional stories, written by University of York students and inspired by the memories of York's older residents, includes a foreword by Dame Joan Bakewell.
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