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University of York recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs list

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 12/06/2018 - 09:21
The University of York’s world-renowned Centre for Health Economics (CHE) is being celebrated for its transformational impact on the NHS and UK health policy.
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Does Ted Hughes’ Pike owe a debt to little-known female poet?

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 12/05/2018 - 14:22
New research suggests Ted Hughes’ Pike owes an unacknowledged debt to a forgotten poem by Amy Lowell.
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Don’t quibble with a gribble: why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 12/03/2018 - 10:00
Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel.
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More than half of female heart patients missing out on aftercare

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 15:44
More than 50% of women do not take up cardiac rehabilitation following heart issues, according to a new report.
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York atmospheric scientist secures major sponsorship deal from high-tech company

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 11/30/2018 - 11:39
An atmospheric scientist at the University of York has been awarded a £170,000 grant after the CEO of a major international company heard him speak at a conference and was so impressed he offered him a sponsorship deal.
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Could yoga benefit older people with long-term health conditions?

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 11/29/2018 - 00:01
Researchers are investigating the clinical benefits and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older people with multiple long-term health conditions.
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Early warnings of the health impacts of climate change are becoming louder and stronger

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/28/2018 - 23:30
More people worldwide are vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change than ever before, according to a major new report involving researchers at the University of York.
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Expert Reaction: Human and lion conflict in the Serengeti

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 00:01
Experts in conservation and environmental change at the University of York comment on the human interactions with the wildlife of the Serengeti, following the story of the Maasai Mara lion pride in the BBC's Dynasties.
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Researchers find worrying link between problem gambling and video game loot boxes

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 00:01
A major new study has provided the first evidence of a potentially dangerous link between problem gambling and video game loot boxes.
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DNA with a twist: Discovery could further antibiotic drug development

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 14:26
Scientists reveal how a ‘molecular machine’ in bacterial cells prevents fatal DNA twisting, which could be crucial in the development of new antibiotic treatments.
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York Festival of Ideas scoops Culture Award for second year running

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:11
For a second successive year, the York Festival of Ideas has won the award for Outstanding Cultural Festival (Large) at the York Culture Awards.
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Major new report connects North’s poor health with poor productivity

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 23:50
Poor health has been linked with the North’s poor productivity for the first time, according to a major new report involving research by the University of York.
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Expert Reaction: The ultimate survivors of BBC's Dynasties

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 11/19/2018 - 09:51
Marine conservation biologist at the University of York comments on the Emperor Penguin's fight for survival, as depicted in episode two of BBC's Dynasties.
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York graduates win £25,000 national video game competition

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:26
A team of University of York graduates has won a national competition that could help take their video game into the homes of millions.
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Virtual reality singing and gaming focus of new podcast series

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 16:24
The mental health benefits of virtual reality choir singing and games addressing phobias in young people are the focus of a new series of podcasts from the University of York.
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Barnsley poet Ian McMilllan to launch historic dictionary of long-lost words of Yorkshire

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 11/15/2018 - 13:06
Would you know how to spot a squib, catch the Niffler or use the bark of a Wiggentree? For “Potterheads” the answer will be a resounding yes.
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So, you think you’re good at remembering faces, but terrible with names? Study suggests that may be an illusion

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 00:01
With the Christmas party season fast approaching, there will be plenty of opportunity to re-live the familiar, and excruciatingly-awkward, social situation of not being able to remember an acquaintance’s name.
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Alpine ice shows three-fold increase in atmospheric iodine

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:00
Analysis of iodine trapped in Alpine ice has shown that levels of atmospheric iodine have tripled over the past century, which partially offsets human-driven increases in the air pollutant, ozone
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York academic wins Research in Film Award

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 09:50
A University of York professor has won a prestigious award for his film depicting the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in 1866.
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Expert Reaction: Politics and survival in BBC's Dynasties

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 09:27
Evolutionary and comparative psychology expert, Professor Katie Slocombe, comments on the launch of the BBC's major new David Attenborough wildlife series, Dynasties, which opened with the story of a Senegal chimpanzee.
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