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Strawberries safe for children with cancer

11 hours 41 min ago
A new review from researchers at the University of York suggests dietary guidelines for children with cancer should be changed to allow them to eat strawberries and other fresh foods while undergoing chemotherapy.
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More than 200 million medication errors occur in NHS per year, say researchers

12 hours 37 min ago
A study has revealed an estimated 237 million medication errors occur in the NHS in England every year, and avoidable adverse drug reactions (ADRs) cause hundreds of deaths.
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Scottish hospitals see slower decline in deaths

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:04
Researchers at the University of York have found that Scottish hospitals have experienced slower reductions in inpatient deaths than their English counterparts.
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Digestive ability of ancient insects could boost biofuel development

Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:00
A study of the unusual digestive system of an ancient group of insects has provided new insights into future biofuel production.
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Fungal enzymes could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:08
An international team of researchers, including scientists from the University of York, has discovered a set of enzymes found in fungi that are capable of breaking down one of the main components of wood.
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GP funding has “unfair London bias”

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:36
New research involving researchers at the University of York has revealed that primary care funding in England is not distributed according to local health needs.
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Self-delivered cardiac rehabilitation programmes could benefit harder to reach communities

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 12:08
Self-delivered cardiac rehabilitation (CR) programmes could benefit some “harder to reach” members of society, new research by the University of York reveals.
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Expert Reaction: Anti-harassment guidelines announced for film industry

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 11:08
Actress and HeForShe spokesperson, Emma Watson, has welcomed new guidelines to help prevent sexual harassment and bullying in the British film, television and gaming industry.
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Could sugar chains be the answer to bone growth in osteoporosis?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 09:47
Scientists at the University of York have shown that altering the structure of sugar chains on the surface of stem cells could help promote bone growth in the body.
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Carefully managed fire can promote rare savannah species

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:03
Carefully managed fires generate the maximum diversity of birds and mammals in savannahs, new research from the University of York suggests.
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Valentine's Day: Is Jane Austen really that romantic?

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 00:01
Is Jane Austen as romantic as her readers think she is or could she be a good antidote to Valentine's Day? Dr Emma Major, from the University of York's Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, discusses Austen's depiction of marriage in one of her most celebrated works, Sense and Sensibility.
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Widower begins fundraising campaign for lung cancer scholarship at University of York

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 09:38
A widower is set to run two miles every day for a year to help raise money for a lung cancer research scholarship set up in honour of his wife who died from the disease aged just 37.
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New technology could reduce spread of antibiotic resistance genes through compost

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:26
Scientists at the University of York have found a way to remove antibiotic resistant genes from industrial compost, which could prevent them entering the food chain.
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Expert Reaction: #Vote100 in the words of Virginia Woolf

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:45
Professor Helen Smith, Head of the Department of English and Related Literature, comments on how Virginia Woolf's work gave a voice to the concerns surrounding women's right to vote and earn a reasonable wage:
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Expert Reaction: #Vote100 in the words of Virginia Woolf

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:45
Professor Helen Smith, Head of the Department of English and Related Literature, comments on how Virginia Woolf's work gave a voice to the concerns surrounding women's right to vote and earn a reasonable wage:
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Rapid land changes forecast for East African savannahs

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 12:10
A study, presenting a 5,000-year environmental history of the popular tourist destination, Amboseli National Park in Kenya, has shown that the impact of climate change on land is more rapid than previously thought.
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Expert Reaction: 100 years of women's right to vote

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 00:00
This year it is 100 years since the Representation of the People Act 1918 - the act which allowed some women in the UK the right to vote.
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Patient exposure to X-rays depends on how dentists are paid

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 11:07
A major study has found a marked increase in the number of X-rays given by dentists who receive payment for doing them.
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Ancient lake reveals a colourful past

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 23:50
Archaeologists say they may have discovered one of the earliest examples of a ‘crayon’ – possibly used by our ancestors 10,000 years ago for applying colour to their animal skins or for artwork.
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Prime Minister announces £20 million for Institute of Coding

Thu, 01/25/2018 - 15:11
A consortium of more than 60 universities, businesses and industry experts will receive £20 million to tackle the UK’s digital skills gap through a new Institute of Coding.
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