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News archive: 2021 releases

Whale sharks at risk of injury as they linger at coastal ‘hotspots’

Posted on Tuesday 19 January 2021

Researchers are calling for greater protection for whale sharks after new data revealed the world’s largest fish are increasingly being injured as a result of tourism-related activity.


New funding will support Yorkshire businesses to develop anaerobic digestion technologies

Posted on Monday 18 January 2021

Eligible businesses across Yorkshire are being urged to apply for a share of £600k to support their anaerobic digestion (AD) processes.


University of York law students support small businesses with legal advice during lockdown

Posted on Sunday 17 January 2021

Law students are offering free legal advice to small businesses online to help people during the coronavirus pandemic.


York marks Holocaust Memorial Day

Posted on Sunday 17 January 2021

York will commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day with a special online event featuring talks and short films reflecting on the 2021 national theme, ‘Be the light in the darkness.’


Ancient DNA reveals secrets of Game of Thrones wolves

Posted on Wednesday 13 January 2021

Extinct dire wolves split off from other canines nearly six million years ago and were only a distant relative of today’s species, a new study says.


Rising health risks mean stronger regulations needed for smokeless tobacco

Posted on Tuesday 12 January 2021

Researchers at the University of York are calling for more stringent regulatory measures to reduce the health burden of smokeless tobacco, a product often found in UK stores without the proper health warnings and as a result of illicit trading.


Extra living costs pile financial pressure on low-income families during lockdown

Posted on Monday 11 January 2021

The pandemic has placed significant financial pressures on poorer households – with the cost of extra food, energy, and remote learning having a greater impact on low-income families, a new study shows.


Scientists reach new milestone in vaccine development for neglected tropical disease

Posted on Monday 11 January 2021

Researchers have taken an important step forward in developing a controlled human infection model to test leishmaniasis vaccines.


Unravelling the mystery that makes viruses infectious

Posted on Friday 8 January 2021

Researchers have for the first time identified the way viruses like the poliovirus and the common cold virus ‘package up’ their genetic code, allowing them to infect cells.


One million COVID-19 Universal Credit claimants have deductions from benefits, study shows

Posted on Friday 8 January 2021

Around one million people who claimed benefits during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic are having money regularly deducted from their payments, according to analysis by the University of York.


Study uses computer modelling to identify ‘vulnerable sites’ on coronavirus protein

Posted on Wednesday 6 January 2021

Scientists have used computer modelling to identify potential ‘vulnerable sites’ on a key protein found in coronavirus - paving the way for possible new drug treatments in the future.


Women more likely than men to suffer psychological distress from having their homes flooded

Posted on Monday 4 January 2021

Severe weather events such as flooding can trigger post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - with women more likely to suffer with the condition than men, new research shows.


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