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Expert reaction: Microplastics discovered in human faeces

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 22:00
An expert in the environmental and human health effects of chemical contaminants reacts to a study which found microplastics from up to nine different plastic types in human stools across the globe.
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Reading between the lines: Are we as savvy as we’d like to think when it comes to reviews?

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 11:32
Rude staff, slow Wi-Fi, cheap sausages for breakfast… Up to 81% of us think looking at reviews is an important way to avoid a bad experience when making a hotel booking decision, but how good are we at judging which reviews are reliable?
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York Professor joins historical consultant to launch Mike Leigh's Peterloo movie

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 10:11
A University of York Professor will host a live Q&A with the historical consultant for Mike Leigh’s Peterloo movie as part of its UK premiere.
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Lord Nelson’s marriage register makes UK voyage

Fri, 10/19/2018 - 09:39
Experts at the University of York will carry out urgently-needed repairs on the parish register recording the marriage of Admiral Lord Nelson, which has arrived in the UK for the first time in over 130 years from its home in the Caribbean.
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Distinguishing fatal prostate cancer from ‘manageable’ cancer now possible

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 23:01
Scientists at the University of York have found a way of distinguishing between fatal prostate cancer and manageable cancer, which could reduce unnecessary surgeries and radiotherapy.
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The impact of microplastics on the environment unclear, study suggests

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 08:10
Scientists say there is not yet enough evidence to conclude that microplastics (MPs) do or do not cause harm to the environment, following a review of more than 300 global studies.
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Brexit debate presents opportunity to tackle the UK’s language learning “crisis”

Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:24
A new study suggests debate sparked by Brexit offers an opportunity to rejuvenate language learning in the UK.
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Expert reaction: Home Office reschedules cannabis-based products for medicinal use

Fri, 10/12/2018 - 08:57
An expert in addiction and mental health reacts to the Home Office announcement that cannabis-based products can be used to treat some medical conditions from 1 November 2018.
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Home rehabilitation helps people with heart failure achieve better quality of life

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 12:07
Researchers have found that a new rehabilitation programme, including simple chair-based exercises at home, could significantly improve the quality of life of thousands patients with heart failure.
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Researchers address urgent need to identify species most threatened by climate change

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 09:59
Scientists are today warning there is an urgent need to identify species most threatened by climate change.
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Fruit fly protein could be new tool in tackling disease-carrying mosquitos

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 08:43
An insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling mosquitoes that carry diseases such as malaria and yellow fever, scientists at the University of York have found.
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Funding boost to train postgraduate students

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 23:01
The University of York has received a share of £100m funding from the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) to train the next generation of environmental scientists.
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Never forget a face? Research suggests people know an average of 5,000 faces

Tue, 10/09/2018 - 23:01
For the first time, scientists have been able to put a figure on how many faces people actually know– a staggering 5,000 on average.
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Mothers of Brazil’s Zika babies visit UK to share their stories

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:04
Women whose children were born with congenital Zika syndrome (CZS) will share their experiences at an international conference hosted by the University of York.
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Assessing health impact of new antimicrobials could encourage further drug development

Mon, 10/08/2018 - 08:25
In a new report, researchers at the University of York have investigated the ways in which the value of new antimicrobial drugs could be assessed to help the NHS decide how much should be paid for them.
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Residues on prehistoric pottery reveal secrets of early cheese making

Thu, 10/04/2018 - 08:42
Analysis of food proteins preserved in 8,000 year-old bowls and jars has revealed early cheese making at the prehistoric site of Çatalhöyük in Turkey.
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Neanderthal healthcare practices crucial to survival

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 23:01
New research has suggested that Neanderthals embraced healthcare practices, such as assisting in cases of serious injury and the challenges of childbirth.
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It’s a beautiful game, but how you see it is all in the mind…

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 10:57
Scientists have scanned the brains of die-hard football fans to find out why supporters of rival teams often have very different views on the same match.
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Traces of opiates found in ancient Cypriot vessel

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 23:01
Researchers at the University of York and the British Museum have discovered traces of opiates preserved inside a distinctive vessel dating back to the Late Bronze Age.
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Can we trust digital forensic evidence?

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 23:01
Research carried out at the University of York has suggested that more work is needed to show that digital forensic methods are robust enough to stand-up to interrogation in a court of law.
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