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Part of the Black Snow DVD cover design. Credit: Bryan Ledgard.
Black Snow: Film charts England’s worst mining disaster

Posted on Tuesday 26 September 2017

A University of York professor has made a film recreating the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in Barnsley in December 1866.


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Scientists discover genes are controlled by ‘nano footballs’

Posted on Monday 25 September 2017

Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by ‘nano footballs’ – structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball.


From launch to spacewalking: ESA astronaut Tim Peake discusses his Principia mission

Posted on Monday 25 September 2017

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will reveal the highs and lows of life aboard the International Space Station at a talk at the University of York.


North of England generates £91 billion for UK bioeconomy

Posted on Thursday 21 September 2017

A government-commissioned report has shown that the north of England generates an annual turnover of £91 billion and employs more than 400,000 people in the regional bioeconomy.


Bone marrow protein a ‘magnet’ for passing prostate cancer cells

Posted on Tuesday 19 September 2017

Scientists at the University of York have shown that a protein in the bone marrow acts like a ‘magnetic docking station’ for prostate cancer cells, helping them grow and spread outside of the prostate.


Clinical trial examines care strategies for preventing falls at home

Posted on Monday 18 September 2017

A new large-scale clinical trial is testing the effectiveness of NHS home assessment strategies in preventing elderly people from falling unnecessarily.


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