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News archive: 2019 releases

Presidents disadvantage a country’s economy, new research suggests

Posted on Wednesday 23 January 2019

New research suggests presidential systems are worse for a country’s economy than parliamentary forms of government.


Emergency caesareans put new mothers at higher risk of developing postnatal depression, according to new research

Posted on Wednesday 23 January 2019

A new study has revealed first-time mothers who give birth via unplanned caesarean section are 15% more likely to experience postnatal depression.


Mental health claimants more than twice as likely to lose their benefits as non-psychiatric claimants

Posted on Tuesday 22 January 2019

People who are mentally ill are 2.4 times more likely than claimants with non-psychiatric conditions to lose their existing benefits following a Personal Independence Payment (PIP) eligibility assessment, research has found.


York and Maastricht universities announce major partnership

Posted on Monday 21 January 2019

The University of York and Maastricht University have now concluded the details of an initial £3m investment deal to position their partnership as a strategic response to Brexit and deliver a suite of collaborative joint initiatives.


Street light switch-off benefits night-time pollinators

Posted on Monday 21 January 2019

Switching off street lights in the middle of the night to save money and energy could have a positive knock-on effect on nocturnal pollinators, according to new research.


Expert Reaction: January's total lunar eclipse

Posted on Friday 18 January 2019

Host of the astronomy podcast Syzygy comments on what to expect from January's total lunar eclipse.


Tanzania forest protected as a result of major scientific discoveries

Posted on Wednesday 16 January 2019

The United Republic of Tanzania has announced it will protect a globally unique forest ecosystem in East Africa, following research that demonstrated it is under threat from illegal activities including tree-cutting for charcoal and the poaching of elephants and other animals.


Dr Peter Hurst, Senior Technologist, working in the BDC’s process development scale-up facility.
New funding available to develop Yorkshire’s bioeconomy

Posted on Monday 14 January 2019

The University of York has been awarded £1.5m to support the growth of Yorkshire businesses that deliver innovative products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources.


Expert reaction: Defra’s clean air strategy

Posted on Monday 14 January 2019

An expert in atmospheric chemistry from the University of York reacts to the Government’s new plans to tackle air pollution.


Tate Modern director and Hollywood film editor among University honours

Posted on Monday 14 January 2019

Director of Tate Modern, Frances Morris, and British film editor, Joe Walker are among six leading figures to receive honorary degrees from the University of York this week.


£10m Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity announced

Posted on Friday 11 January 2019

The Leverhulme Trust Board has announced it will fund up to £10 million over the next 10 years to establish a new centre for research on biodiversity change at the University of York.


New £2.17m centre for excellence to boost modern foreign language skills

Posted on Thursday 10 January 2019

The University of York has been awarded government funding to launch England’s first modern foreign languages (MFL) centre for excellence.


Lighting up the way medical students learn anatomy

Posted on Thursday 10 January 2019

Body painting is considered by some to be the most ancient form of art. Its origins stem from tribal cultures, where its use was for ritual and ceremony. Today it is a familiar sight at carnivals and sporting events.


Ultramarine pigment may reveal forgotten female scribes of medieval monasteries

Posted on Wednesday 9 January 2019

Precious blue pigment preserved in the dental plaque of an 11th-century woman has revealed the earliest evidence that medieval women may have been the artists behind some of Europe’s most richly illustrated books.


University of York generates £1.8 billion for UK economy

Posted on Wednesday 9 January 2019

The University of York generates £1.8 billion for the UK economy according to an independent report by London Economics.


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