A female sandfly inserts her proboscis into human tissue. Sandflies are vectors for parasites of the leishmania genus which cause the spectrum of diseases known as the leishamaniases. The University of York is at the forefront of research into new drugs and vaccines for these chronic diseases which threaten public health in 88 countries around the globe.
The differences in the relationship of autistic and non-autistic people with their personal possessions is examined in a project by researchers from the departments of psychology and archaeology
3D reconstruction of an E. coli biofilm composed of two strains, one expressing GFP (green) and one tdTomato (red). A void in the biofilm can be seen in the central area of the image, part of many channels that run through the structure.
Image from article on 'Tuberculosis in Jamaica' in the American Journal of Hygiene of 1930
Visual stimulus for experiment measure the processing of changes in facial expression in autistic and schizophrenic individuals (top: same identity, bottom: different identity); changes in viewpoint (top: same identity, bottom: different identity); Fourier scrambled images of faces.
Measuring the neuronal responses of fruit flies to a flickering light to determine the onset of Parkinson's Disease. This form of Parkinson's Disease is caused by a mutation in a gene shared by both flies and humans and one of its first effects in both organisms is to cause lesions in the visual system.
Investigating periodontal disease throughout history by analysing dental calculus (mineralized plaque) preserved on archaeological skeletons from Yorkshire
Treating media samples with a low-temperature plasma jet
Dr Stephen Smith presents his work on a new toolkit for the monitoring of Parkinson's Disease to HRH the Princess Royal during the Royal Academy of Engineering Soiree event held at the University of York, 27 June 2013.