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Researchers to help identify best types of emergency food service

Posted on Monday 6 February 2023

Researchers at the University of York are working to identify the types of community food support that are most successful at preventing people from needing emergency supplies.


Facing fears in just three hours of therapy could resolve phobias in children

Posted on Monday 6 February 2023

Common childhood phobias, such as fear of spiders, dogs, and needles, could be resolved in a single three-hour therapy session, compared to the several sessions that is current practice, a study has revealed.


Quality and safety in hospitals to be assessed in new study

Posted on Thursday 2 February 2023

A new study into the quality and safety of patient care in NHS and independent hospitals will look at the substantial changes in the sectors for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic.


New partnership to harness data networks to tackle cybercrime and food security

Posted on Thursday 2 February 2023

A new research programme is developing ways of extracting information from complex datasets to tackle a number of real-world issues, such as cyberattacks, greener power grids, and food security.


The chemistry of mummification – traces of a global network

Posted on Thursday 2 February 2023

A University of York academic was part of an international team of researchers who have shed new light on the chemical substances used by the Egyptian embalmers.


First solid scientific evidence that Vikings brought animals to Britain

Posted on Wednesday 1 February 2023

Archaeologists have found what they say is the first solid scientific evidence suggesting that Vikings crossed the North Sea to Britain with dogs and horses.


Researchers testing flat roof solar panels in UK first

Posted on Tuesday 31 January 2023

Researchers are testing whether flat roof solar technology is as effective as panels currently used on pitched roofs.


Researchers assess value of intervention programme designed to tackle obesity in children

Posted on Monday 30 January 2023

The University of York is leading a national project to assess the value of a community-based intervention programme aimed at reducing obesity rates in preschool children.


Children at risk of destitution as local services struggle under cost of living

Posted on Monday 30 January 2023

A survey of elected councillors has revealed that 80% of local leaders in the UK are concerned that as services struggle as a result of the cost of living crisis, children will face a life of poverty.


Computer Vision scientist honoured with India UK Achievers award

Posted on Friday 27 January 2023

A University of York computer science PhD student has been recognised with the India UK Achievers award for her role in using science to create positive social impact.


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