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Revising the history of world’s most important food crop

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2018

Researchers have traced the genetic lineage of the maize plant and discovered it was most likely brought to South America from Mexico more than 6,500 years ago.


Pathogen predicament: How bacteria propel themselves out of a tight spot

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2018

Scientists have deciphered how some types of “swimming” bacteria have evolved to be able to escape when trapped in small spaces.


Majority of people with severe mental ill health would like to be more physically active, new research suggests

Posted on Tuesday 18 December 2018

Taking part in regular physical activity is linked to a more positive outlook on general health in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a new report.


Expert Reaction: May faces vote of no confidence

Posted on Wednesday 12 December 2018

A lecturer in British politics at the University of York comments on the latest leadership challenge facing Theresa May, ahead of a vote of no confidence that is set to take place on Wednesday, 12 December.


Brain activity shows development of visual sensitivity in autism

Posted on Wednesday 12 December 2018

Research investigating how the brain responds to visual patterns in people with autism has shown that sensory responses change between childhood and adulthood.


Staff shortage leaves home care sector struggling

Posted on Tuesday 11 December 2018

Limited funding and staff shortages are significantly affecting home care services in some areas, a new report from the University of York has found.


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