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News archive: 2024 releases

Butterflies mimic each other’s flight behaviour to avoid predators

Posted on Monday 26 February 2024

Researchers have shown that inedible species of butterfly that mimic each others’ colour patterns have also evolved similar flight behaviours to warn predators and avoid being eaten.

Diagnosing endometriosis takes an average of almost 7 years, study shows

Posted on Thursday 22 February 2024

Endometriosis takes an average of 6.6 years to be diagnosed worldwide, with delays of up to 27 years reported in the UK, researchers at the University of York have found.

Research reveals GCSE results may have far-reaching impact on adult life

Posted on Thursday 22 February 2024

GCSE grades are a powerful predictor of future life outcomes, particularly for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, new research suggests.

Net zero policy risks making the poor poorer, according to new study

Posted on Wednesday 21 February 2024

The poorest 40 per cent of UK households will be most impacted by existing net zero policies, leading to further deprivation and exclusion, new research reveals.

Report calls for urgent changes to social security system to “lift one million from poverty overnight”

Posted on Wednesday 21 February 2024

A University of York academic has co-authored a report offering costed recommendations to alleviate poverty for one million people.

Could AI and robotics reduce emergency room waiting time?

Posted on Tuesday 20 February 2024

Scientists are investigating the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics to support medics in triaging patients that visit hospital emergency rooms.

University of York launches Institute for Safe Autonomy

Posted on Tuesday 20 February 2024

The University of York has launched the Institute for Safe Autonomy, a ‘living lab’ that provides research and development space for autonomous systems operating on the ground, underwater and in the air.

Exhibition of Star Carr’s Stone Age treasures to go on display at the Yorkshire Museum

Posted on Thursday 15 February 2024

Antler headdresses, a decorated stone pendant, the world’s oldest complete hunting bow and the earliest evidence of carpentry from Europe; these are just some of the artefacts unearthed during excavations co-directed by a University of York researcher at the world-famous Middle Stone Age site of Star Carr.

University of York part of project to look at how AI could reshape the museum and heritage sector

Posted on Thursday 15 February 2024

AI could be responsibly used in the museum and heritage sector to enrich the way stories about human and natural history can be told, according to a University of York academic.

New research asks: what could motivate global action on climate change?

Posted on Tuesday 13 February 2024

With the window for climate action closing fast, scientists have posed the question: what would motivate people to change their behaviour?

York researchers to receive UKRI funding to transform solutions in food production, metal contamination and agricultural waste

Posted on Tuesday 13 February 2024

University of York researchers have won three awards under a new £100m Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council initiative to unlock the UK's Engineering Biology potential.

Green doesn’t always mean clean: cleaning products urgently need better regulation, researchers warn

Posted on Friday 9 February 2024

Many cleaning products labelled as “green” emit just as many harmful chemicals as regular products, new research has revealed.

Social media adverts impact vaping behaviours among young people, study shows

Posted on Thursday 8 February 2024

Viewing e-cigarette adverts and content on social media - often endorsed by celebrities and social media influencers - is fueling the popularity of vaping among young users, according to a study from researchers at the University of York.

New research reveals too many ‘broken promises’ in the fishing industry post-Brexit

Posted on Wednesday 7 February 2024

Rebuilding trust in fisheries governance will be vital in creating a sustainable industry post-Brexit, according to new research involving the University of York.

York academics collaborate on soundtrack of BAFTA-nominated film

Posted on Wednesday 7 February 2024

An academic from the University of York, who mixed the soundtrack to a short film about the healing power of knitting, has spoken of her pride after it was nominated for a prestigious BAFTA 2024 Best Short Animation Award.

Dragon’s Den star and comedy writers among 2024 University Honours

Posted on Monday 5 February 2024

Entrepreneur and star of Dragon’s Den, Sara Davies, award-winning scriptwriters, Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran, and public health specialist Professor Jonathan Van-Tam, are among six distinguished figures to receive honorary degrees from the University of York in February.

University research showcased at launch of new Combined Authority

Posted on Monday 5 February 2024

The York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority was officially launched at the Guildhall - with leading University of York researchers invited to showcase their work.

Psychological care delivered over the phone is an effective way to combat loneliness and depression, according to a major new study

Posted on Thursday 1 February 2024

Depression and loneliness can be prevented using structured, telephone-based psychological care, delivered over eight weeks, according to new research.

Huge tsunami may have wiped out Stone Age communities in Northumberland, according to study

Posted on Thursday 25 January 2024

An enormous tsunami with gigantic waves reaching 20 metres submerged large parts of northern Europe and may have wiped out populations of people in Stone Age Britain, a new University of York study has discovered.

Urgent reform is needed to help prevent veterans’ homelessness, according to new report

Posted on Tuesday 23 January 2024

A new report calls for reform to help ex-Service personnel avoid homelessness and rough sleeping.

Trophy fishing, what’s the catch? Decline in record catches for threatened species, research shows

Posted on Friday 19 January 2024

New research mapping long-term international trends in trophy fishing has found declines in the number of record catches for threatened species, adding to a growing body of evidence that these types of fish and sharks are becoming increasingly scarce.

Award-winning University of York scheme to support City’s school children celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted on Tuesday 16 January 2024

York Students in Schools (YSIS) is celebrating 30 years of connecting student volunteers with teachers and pupils in local schools and nurseries.

First prehistoric person with Turner syndrome identified from ancient DNA

Posted on Thursday 11 January 2024

Researchers have identified the first prehistoric person with mosaic Turner syndrome - characterised by one X chromosome instead of two - who lived about 2500 years ago.

University spin-out company to tackle rheumatoid arthritis

Posted on Tuesday 9 January 2024

A University of York spin-out company aims to produce a novel treatment created from engineered human stem cells in the fight against arthritic disease in both adults and children.

Researchers discuss global challenges at YorkTalks 2024

Posted on Wednesday 3 January 2024

The University will host YorkTalks, with experts delivering free short talks on research across a range of topics, including the ‘death’ of the pub, the ethics of artificial intelligence, and spirituality in popular music.

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