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Expert Reaction: Discovery of new solar system

Posted on Thursday 23 February 2017

Dr Emily Brunsden, Department of Physics at the University of York, offers her expert reaction to the news that scientists have detected seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a single star.

Scientists close in on cracking ‘Enigma code’ of common cold

Posted on Thursday 23 February 2017

Scientists at the Universities of York, Leeds, and Helsinki say they are a step closer to cracking, what scientists have called, the ‘Enigma Code’ of the common cold virus.

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National Student Volunteering Week: celebrating student volunteering in York

Posted on Wednesday 22 February 2017

Organisations in the York area are being invited to nominate student volunteers from the University who they feel deserve recognition.

Historic cultural records inform scientific perspectives on woodland uses

Posted on Tuesday 21 February 2017

Scientists at the University of York and University College Cork have looked at how cultural records dating back 300 years could help improve understanding of the ways in which science interprets the many uses of woodland areas.

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Innovative treatment for depression in older people is effective, conclude University of York researchers

Posted on Tuesday 21 February 2017

An innovative psychological treatment can help older people who are suffering from lower-severity depression, say researchers at the University of York. It can also prevent more severe depression from developing.

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Experts urge revision to pesticide guidelines following toxicity study

Posted on Tuesday 21 February 2017

Scientists at the University of York have discovered for the first time that the sequence of exposure to pesticides and pollutants – not just the dosage - significantly affects the levels of toxicity for surrounding wildlife.

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