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Yoda bat gets happy: New species officially recognised

Thursday 10 August 2017

An unusual breed of fruit bat - previously nicknamed ‘Yoda’ due to its resemblance to the Star Wars Jedi Master - has now officially been registered as a new species and renamed the happy (Hamamas) tube-nosed fruit bat.


York researcher awarded £1.2 million for new blood cancer research

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.


North-South health divide bigger than ever with alarming rise in deaths of northern 25-44 year olds

Tuesday 8 August 2017

Dying early (under age 75) is 20% more likely in northern compared with southern England, according to research conducted by the Universities of York and Manchester.


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