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Our Research Strategy 2015-20 describes how we nurture research success at the University. Explore some of the many highlights of our research through the themes and stories below.
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Plants set a “bedtime” alarm to ensure their survival, new study shows.
Plants have a metabolic signal that adjusts their circadian clock in the evening to ensure they store enough energy to survive the night, a new study reveals.
Families have high awareness of healthy eating but low income means many struggle to access good food
Low-income families have a high awareness of healthy diets but can’t afford good quality and nutritious food, new research shows.
Medieval containers hint at thriving wine trade in Islamic Sicily
Researchers at the University of York have found chemical residues of grapes in medieval containers indicating a prosperous wine trade in Islamic Sicily.
Common weed killers favour antibiotic resistant bacteria, new study shows
The use of weed killers can increase the prevalence of antibiotic resistant bacteria in soil, a new study from the University of York shows.
Our commitment to gender equality has been recognised with a bronze institutional award and 18 departmental awards from Athena SWAN.