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Outstanding 2017 NSS Result

Posted on Thursday 10 August 2017

With an overall satisfaction rate of 95% for our Mathematics Department, York is confirmed as one of the best places to study Maths in the UK.


New breakthrough discovery: Every quantum particle travels backwards

Posted on Monday 17 July 2017

Mathematicians at the Universities of York, Munich and Cardiff have identified a unique property of quantum mechanical particles – they can move in the opposite way to the direction in which they are being pushed. In everyday life, objects travel in the same direction as their momentum – a car in forward motion is going forwards, and certainly not backwards. However, this is no longer true on microscopic scales - quantum particles can partially go into reverse and travel in the direction opposite to their momentum. This unique property is known as ‘backflow’.


Skin plays significant role in spread of leishmaniasis

Posted on Friday 14 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.


New online system set to reduce hundreds of chemical tests on animals

Posted on Friday 23 June 2017

Scientists at the University of York and SimOmics Ltd have developed a new online data sharing system which could reduce the need for hundreds of laboratory tests on animals.


Scientists step closer to drug treatment for Hepatitis B

Posted on Thursday 22 June 2017

A major new insight into how Hepatitis B virus works could pave the way for new drug treatments for the infection, which is the major cause of liver cancer worldwide.


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