News

C2D2 makes final six priming awards

Posted on Tuesday 3 January 2017

Over £60,000 is given out to support exciting new projects across six departments


Artwork inspired by University of York health research goes on display

Posted on Thursday 8 December 2016

Captivating works created by the C2D2 artists in residence will be shown at York Art Gallery from December 9 2016 - April 23 2017.


Counting the Cost of Mental Health

Posted on Friday 14 October 2016

C2D2-sponsored research has revealed a substantial degree of variability in costs between hospital trusts.


C2D2-funded researcher Professor Celia Kitzinger takes part in Radio 4 programme

Posted on Thursday 4 August 2016

Professor Kitzinger was one of the experts interviewed for the first episode of a new series of Radio 4's 'Inside the Ethics Committee' entitled 'Permanent Vegetative State: Withdrawing Nutrition and Hydration' and chaired by Joan Bakewell


From disorders to doodles

Posted on Wednesday 13 July 2016

C2D2 Research Fellow Dr Deborah Thorpe steers a revelatory interdisciplinary course


The Art of Healing at York Festival of Ideas, June 2016

Posted on Monday 4 July 2016

A lively afternoon at King’s Manor, sharing ideas and new artworks with a diverse audience!


Festival of Ideas success

Posted on Friday 1 July 2016

Mysterious Minds and Bothersome Bodies proves a compelling combination


Solving the mysterious handwriting of a medieval scribe

Posted on Wednesday 30 March 2016

C2D2 Research Fellow Deborah Thorpe offers her diagnosis


New effects of ketamine abuse uncovered

Posted on Saturday 19 March 2016

Research conducted by York biologists and part-funded by C2D2 has revealed how recreational ketamine abuse damages the bladder.


Academic to showcase award-winning medical equipment at London show

Posted on Saturday 19 March 2016

An award-winning piece of medical equipment which can help people with Parkinson’s control their condition was unveiled at a prestigious technology show.


Focus on rare diseases

Posted on Tuesday 1 March 2016

C2D2 supports Rare Disease Day for the third year in succession


Artists collaborate with academics at the University of York

Posted on Tuesday 1 December 2015

The University of York has appointed six artists to work alongside academics to produce a body of work inspired by their research in biomedicine and human health.


Spotlight on health at Yornight 2015

Posted on Tuesday 29 September 2015

Seven talks over the course of an evening elicited lots of probing questions and enthusiastic responses from several hundred visitors


C2D2 makes four new research priming awards

Posted on Friday 14 August 2015

Four exciting, innovative projects have received funding from C2D2 worth £79,907 following the recent University Research Priming Competition


C2D2 primed project wins research impact award

Posted on Friday 26 June 2015

Department of Sociology Professor Celia Kitzinger has won joint first prize in the Economic and Social Research Council’s (ESRC) Outstanding Impact in Society Award for 2015.


Science out of the Lab

Posted on Monday 1 June 2015

C2D2 was again the chief sponsor of this year's Science out of the Lab outreach event in the centre of York


Researchers from the University of York pilot mental health training programme for nurses amid the Ebola outbreak

Posted on Friday 29 May 2015

A feasibility study funded by C2D2 helped to leverage funding to support delivery of the training programme


C2D2 sponsors science in a pub

Posted on Thursday 30 April 2015

C2D2 is one of the sponsors for this year's 'Pint of Science' Festival


C2D2 triumphs at York City Screen

Posted on Wednesday 1 April 2015

Films, comedy sketches and stand-up research have audiences laughing and crying


York and City Screen team up for film showcase

Posted on Thursday 5 March 2015

The University of York and York City Screen will join forces this month to host three evenings of films, stand-up comedy and an exhibition.


York marks International Rare Disease Day with hospital exhibition

Posted on Wednesday 4 March 2015

C2D2 supports outreach event in aid of International Rare Disease Day.


C2D2 awards just under £670,000 in funding for new research and engagement

Posted on Monday 12 January 2015

Thirteen new projects have received funding across eleven departments and all three faculties


C2D2 welcomes new Director and Deputy Director

Posted on Monday 5 January 2015

Professor Alex Wade from Psychology and Dr Sandra Pauletto from TFTV become the new Director and Deputy Director


Pioneering York research centre secures major funding

Posted on Saturday 1 November 2014

The Wellcome Trust has awarded £1 million to continue its support of the successful interdisciplinary work of the Centre for Chronic Diseases and Disorders (C2D2) at the University of York.


From lab to marketplace: York spin-out business aims to improve efficiency of drug development

Posted on Monday 27 October 2014

SimOmics, a University of York spin-out business which aims to make drug design quicker and more efficient, is celebrating its launch and first major contract.


Coma Songs: York and Cardiff academics co-produce BBC Radio 3 programme

Posted on Friday 10 October 2014

Academic research into the experiences of families of patients with severe brain injuries has been translated into a radio programme, providing insight into the heart-breaking dilemmas they face.


C2D2 @ Yornight a resounding success

Posted on Monday 29 September 2014

An atmosphere which one participant described as 'buzzing' characterised C2D2's contribution to Yornight, the first European Researchers' Night event held in York.


New approach aims to silence cancer ‘survival genes’

Posted on Thursday 25 September 2014

Scientists at the University of York are working on a promising new approach for tackling colorectal cancer, the second most common cause of cancer-related death.


C2D2 funding helps to leverage two large new external funding awards

Posted on Friday 19 September 2014

Both awards have both been made to researchers in the University's Centre for Immunology and Infection (CII)


C2D2 sponsors launch of new resource for family members of people in vegetative or minimally conscious states

Posted on Wednesday 17 September 2014

Featuring over 250 in-depth interview film clips, the new resource explores family experiences of having a relative in a vegetative or minimally conscious state. It explains key terms, reflects on the challenging choices families confront and outlines the clinical and legal context of decision-making about medical treatment.


Art inspired by viruses

Posted on Tuesday 19 August 2014

An art exhibition inspired by virus structure and sponsored by C2D2 is being shown at this year's international Mathematical Virology Conference hosted by the University of York in the Ron Cooke Hub from 18 to 22 August.


New insights into why adolescents carry meningitis-causing bacteria

Posted on Tuesday 5 August 2014

University of York scientists have shed new light on why teenagers and young adults are particularly susceptible to meningitis and septicaemia.


University of York researcher joins Rare Disease UK (RDUK) Management Committee.

Posted on Tuesday 15 July 2014

Dr Fabiola Martin, a Senior Lecturer in HIV Medicine at the Centre for Immunology and Infection at the Hull York Medical School and the University of York and a recipient of C2D2 funding, has been accepted by RDUK as a new member of its Management Committee.


Science out of the Lab celebrates its 3rd year with strongest attendance yet

Posted on Monday 16 June 2014

With a growing number of visitors each year, it seems that the appetite of the York public for health and science knows no bounds


Groundbreaking performance explores disease transmission

Posted on Monday 9 June 2014

The world premiere of a contemporary performance piece and interactive installation at the University of York will combine dance and cutting edge video and sound technology with scientific research to explore disease transmission.


York historians launch book at World Health Organisation Assembly

Posted on Wednesday 4 June 2014

Academics from the University of York’s Centre for Global Health Histories, housed within the Department of History, have launched a book on tropical diseases at the 67th World Health Organisation (WHO) Assembly in Geneva.


Visual clue to new Parkinson’s Disease therapies

Posted on Friday 16 May 2014

A biologist and a psychologist at the University of York have joined forces with a drug discovery group at Lundbeck in Denmark to develop a potential route to new therapies for the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease (PD).


Chance to become part of ‘living sculpture’

Posted on Tuesday 13 May 2014

A visual artist is looking for groups of people from the York area to take part in a dynamic science-art project which will create ‘living sculptures’.


Beer and science - C2D2 research at the pub

Posted on Friday 9 May 2014

York Scientists are leaving the laboratory for the more congenial atmosphere of the pub to engage the public with their research into advancing human health


York conference to debate ethics of patient treatment

Posted on Wednesday 30 April 2014

A panel of experts will gather at a conference at the University of York to examine the ethics of withdrawing treatment from vegetative and minimally conscious patients.


The Tsetse fly genome: unlocking the secrets of a blood-sucking insect

Posted on Monday 28 April 2014

Scientists at the University of York are part of an international team of researchers that has sequenced and analysed the genome of the tsetse fly, the blood-sucking insect that is the source of sleeping sickness which kills thousands of people every year.


Plasma Physics meets microbiology to fight infectious diseases

Posted on Monday 7 April 2014

Dr Marjan van der Woude (Centre for Immunology and Infection) presented jointly with Dr Roddy Vann (Plasma Institute/Physics) at the York Philosophical Society their project on the use of plasma to combat infections.


York interns ‘discipline-hop’ to tackle chronic diseases and disorders

Posted on Monday 31 March 2014

Three recent PhD graduates are ‘discipline-hopping’ at the University of York under an innovative internship scheme which allows them to gain new skills and explore their research interest from a new angle.


C2D2 awards 'Consolidator' grants to two exciting cross-disciplinary projects

Posted on Wednesday 19 March 2014

Two projects have been awarded a combined total of £214,122 to build on and bring together existing C2D2-funded research.


York exhibition marks Rare Disease Day

Posted on Tuesday 4 March 2014

Clinicians, scientists, patients, nurses and University of York graduates will mark Rare Disease Day on Friday, 28 February with a special exhibition at York Hospital.


Poetry workshops in York will explore the impact of ill health

Posted on Thursday 27 February 2014

The University of York is to host a series of hands-on reading and poetry workshops to explore the way we talk, think and write about ill health.


Scientists unlock a ‘microbial Pompeii’

Posted on Tuesday 25 February 2014

An international team of researchers including scientists from the University of York have discovered a ‘microbial Pompeii’ preserved on the teeth of skeletons around 1,000 years old.


University of York spin-out business to aid drug development

Posted on Friday 7 February 2014

A University of York academic has received a Royal Academy of Engineering award to develop a spin-out business based on innovative computer modelling software to help drug development.


Some families would consider terminal sedation for brain injured relatives in a permanent vegetative state

Posted on Wednesday 15 January 2014

The families of some very severely brain injured patients believe that once all treatment options are exhausted, allowing their relatives to die with the help of terminal sedation would be a humane and compassionate option, research carried out by the University of York and Cardiff University and sponsored by C2D2 has revealed.


York Engineers Meet University of York Cancer Researchers

Posted on Friday 15 November 2013

C2D2 sponsors outreach event involving postgraduates in the Departments of Biology and Physics


1st C2D2 Conference pronounced a success by participants

Posted on Monday 14 October 2013

Nearly 200 delegates turned out for the inaugural C2D2 Conference


Is the world listening? Tackling the chronic health issues of adolescents

Posted on Wednesday 25 September 2013

A striking multi-media installation focusing on the challenges facing young people coping with chronic disease has its premiere at the University of York this week.


Opening of new Centre for Hyperpolarisation in Magnetic Resonance (CHyM)

Posted on Wednesday 11 September 2013

C2D2 sponsors opening event for new multi-million pound Research Centre supported by the Wellcome Trust.


York's medicine-related engineering showcased

Posted on Monday 1 July 2013

C2D2-sponsored research featured in the 2013 Royal Academy of Engineering Soirée held at the University of York


C2D2 sponsors Tuberculosis Exhibition and Poster Book

Posted on Tuesday 11 June 2013

A new exhibition of images on the history of TB will be showcased at the York Medical Society, 21-22 June (2013)


C2D2 sponsors York Festival of Ideas

Posted on Thursday 23 May 2013

Diabetes, North-South health inequalities, TB and nutrition are some of the subjects covered in this year's Festival programme


Science is for Parents Too!

Posted on Wednesday 15 May 2013

University researchers engage parents about health


Investing in the interdisciplinary skills needed by early career researchers

Posted on Friday 22 March 2013

Three early career researchers are to take up 'discipline-hopping' internships funded by C2D2


C2D2 to hold first Conference, 25-26 September 2013

Posted on Tuesday 19 March 2013

The Conference will showcase the innovative and interdisciplinary work so far funded by the Centre


Results of third round of research and translational funding

Posted on Tuesday 29 January 2013

The C2D2 Steering Committee met on 22 January 2013 to consider applications to the Research Priming and Translational Award schemes.


The Hub opens for preliminary applications

Posted on Monday 21 January 2013

A new funding opportunity from the Wellcome Trust


Results of second round of research and translational funding

Posted on Wednesday 1 August 2012

The C2D2 Steering Committee met on 14 June 2012 to consider applications to the Research Priming and Translational Award schemes.


C2D2 in the City

Posted on Tuesday 3 July 2012

Researchers working on chronic diseases and disorders from across the University take their research onto the streets of York


New research priming and translational funding round

Posted on Friday 13 April 2012

Applications are invited from across all departments for funding research relating to chronic diseases and disorders


Funding opportunities for public engagement and for organising conferences and meetings

Posted on Wednesday 28 March 2012

Applications are invited for the funding of outreach initiatives and the holding of academic conferences and meetings, internal and external, national and international, to promote, share and disseminate inter-disciplinary research into chronic diseases and disorders.


Results of first round of research and translational funding

Posted on Thursday 15 March 2012

The C2D2 Steering Committee met on 29 February to consider applications to the Research Priming and Translational Award schemes.


C2D2 in the news

Posted on Wednesday 25 January 2012

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