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York awarded major funding to tackle global challenges

Posted on Friday 21 July 2017

Researchers from across the University of York have been awarded major grants from the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) to tackle some of the most pressing issues around the world – including health care provision in Sub-Saharan Africa, reducing tobacco-related harm in Asia and combating neglected tropical diseases.


Mixed outcomes for plants and animals in warmer 2080s climate

Posted on Thursday 20 July 2017

More than three quarters of plants and animals in England are likely to be significantly affected by climate change by the end of the century, say researchers.


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York academic named as UK Fusion Programme Director

Posted on Wednesday 19 July 2017

A University of York physicist has been selected as the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Programme Director of the UK Fusion Programme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy.


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York scientist to investigate how electrical charges help breast cancer spread

Posted on Tuesday 18 July 2017

A leading scientist at the University of York is to investigate whether a change in the electrical voltage of breast cancer cells could be helping them to spread around the body.


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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.


Going down the pan – why we need to do more to protect our small music venues

Posted on Thursday 13 July 2017

The country’s network of small, independent music venues need greater recognition and protection or we risk leaving the UK worse off culturally, socially and economically, according to a leading cultural heritage academic.


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