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News archive: 2020 releases

History demonstrates need for urgent action to ensure ethical research in global health emergencies

Posted on Tuesday 28 January 2020

Experts are calling for urgent action to ensure research undertaken in global health emergencies is carried out ethically.


Sound of an Egyptian mummy heard again for first time in 3,000 years

Posted on Thursday 23 January 2020

The sound of a mummified priest has been heard for the first time in 3,000 years, thanks to ingenious research by a team of academics.


Vesuvius victims suffered a slower death than believed

Posted on Thursday 23 January 2020

Some victims of the Mount Vesuvius eruption in AD 79 had a slower death than previously believed, new research shows.


New report unveils key insights into business models that put people and planet first

Posted on Tuesday 21 January 2020

A University of York academic has co-authored a major report which advocates creating business models that are focused on benefiting society and the planet.


University research used to create new podcast for home alone dogs

Posted on Wednesday 15 January 2020

A new pooch podcast based on University research has been launched in a bid to help lonely dogs relax.


York scientist receives international recognition for pioneering work

Posted on Wednesday 15 January 2020

A scientist from the University of York has been recognised by the prestigious Blavatnik Family Foundation and New York Academy of Sciences for her pioneering work in fossil dating.


Mathematicians put famous Battle of Britain “what if” scenarios to the test

Posted on Thursday 9 January 2020

Mathematicians have used a statistical technique to interrogate some of the big “what if” questions in the Second World War battle for Britain’s skies.


New study hopes to discover the cause of a mystery condition that still baffles the medical world

Posted on Thursday 9 January 2020

A mystery condition that can leave sufferers with unexplained paralysis is being investigated in an innovative new study led by the University of York.


Inspiring videos show smokers with mental health conditions who successfully quit

Posted on Tuesday 7 January 2020

Former smokers with mental health conditions have shared their inspiring journeys on how they conquered their addiction in a series of powerful short films.


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