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News archive: Research press releases 2023

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.

New research reveals role faith institutions play in promoting good health

Posted on Thursday 26 January 2023

Faith institutions, such as churches and mosques, can support people to maintain healthy blood pressure and avoid hypertension through education and awareness, the results of a new study have revealed.

Children in the North most vulnerable to cost of living crisis

Posted on Monday 23 January 2023

A new report, co-authored by a University of York academic, has warned that children living in the North of England are among the most vulnerable to rising living costs.

No ‘one size fits all’ heather management method for protecting carbon-rich peatlands

Posted on Monday 23 January 2023

A major study has provided answers to the ways in which heather-dominated peatland can be managed, with a number of methods to choose from to help tackle the impacts of climate change and biodiversity losses.

Call for more government help for low-income families as energy prices escalate

Posted on Monday 23 January 2023

Families are being hit hard by rising energy prices and need targeted government support, according to new research published that found families with dependent children are being overlooked.

School children support future conservation of red squirrels

Posted on Thursday 19 January 2023

Primary school children across the UK are collecting and sending squirrel food to scientists researching the dramatic decline of the native red squirrel population over the last 150 years.

New study shows ‘self-cleaning’ of marine atmosphere

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2023

Scientists have shed new light on the ‘self-cleaning’ capacity of the atmosphere.

GPs faced pressures of workload, personal risk and public scrutiny during Covid-19, study reveals

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2023

GPs felt under-resourced, under-valued and worried about widening health inequalities during the pandemic, new research shows.

Community engagement must be prioritised in elephant ivory debate, say researchers

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2023

A BBC Radio 4 play, involving two PhD students at the University of York, highlights the ongoing issues of the ivory trade - with a focus on bringing the lesser heard voices of African communities to the fore.

Scientists discover how bacteria use electrical spikes to tolerate antibiotics

Posted on Wednesday 11 January 2023

Researchers have uncovered how some bacteria use electrical spikes to overcome antibacterial drugs, potentially leading to ‘superbugs’ that are resistant to antibiotics.

World-famous Avebury site to be brought to life online for first time

Posted on Tuesday 10 January 2023

The archives of the world-famous megalithic monuments at Avebury in Wiltshire are to be digitised and made available online.

People with Long Covid face barriers in accessing healthcare services, study finds

Posted on Monday 9 January 2023

People living with Long Covid (LC) say they face significant barriers in accessing healthcare services, leaving many with a feeling of hopelessness and neglect, a new study has revealed.

Research highlights the uncertainty that Care-Experienced Graduates face

Posted on Monday 9 January 2023

Research at the University of York has highlighted the financial uncertainty that Care-Experienced graduates face when leaving higher education and transitioning into employment.

Study reveals online fake reviewers suffer from pangs of conscience

Posted on Thursday 5 January 2023

The authors of online fake reviews suffer from pangs of conscience, according to a new study which looked at the process behind their creation.

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