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Study reveals everyday technology helps fight loneliness

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 06/13/2019 - 16:01
A new report suggests that people feel less lonely when they have access to everyday technology such as a radio, television or tablet.
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Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 06/10/2019 - 15:30
A grape variety, still used in wine production in France today, can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists have discovered.
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York professor named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 22:30
A University of York academic has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
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Scientists get a grip on sloth family tree

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 16:08
Scientists have solved the evolutionary puzzle of how sloths went from enormous ground-dwelling giants to the small, famously-laidback tree-climbers of the modern day.
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£120M University fundraising campaign to shape global development of the future

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 06/06/2019 - 00:01
The University of York is set to announce a major new £120 million fundraising campaign to help tackle some of the most pressing global challenges, such as mental health, access to education, and job creation.
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Female cannabis users underrepresented in health research, study reveals

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 06/04/2019 - 16:00
Research at the University of York has shown that women are underrepresented in research into the links between cannabis and psychosis, which could limit understanding of the impact of the drug.
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Establishing the ultimate limits of quantum communication networks

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 05/31/2019 - 12:51
Scientists say they have established the ultimate limits of quantum communication networks.
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Africa’s elephant poaching rates in decline, but scientists warn iconic animal is still under threat

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 15:00
Elephant poaching rates in Africa have started to decline after reaching a peak in 2011, an international team of scientists have concluded.
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Research highlights cost-effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:12
Research carried out at the University of York, has shown that cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is a cost-effective practice.
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Antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels, global study finds

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 05/27/2019 - 00:01
Concentrations of antibiotics found in some of the world’s rivers exceed ‘safe’ levels by up to 300 times, the first ever global study has discovered.
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Unique Iron Age shield gives insight into prehistoric technology

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 12:18
A unique bark shield, thought to have been constructed with wooden laths during the Iron Age, has provided new insight into the construction and design of prehistoric weaponry.
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Expert Reaction: India election results 2019

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 10:03
An expert in politics of the Global South at the University of York comments on the latest poll count in the India elections 2019.
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Thoughts on body image in pregnancy important indicator of emotional wellbeing

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 00:01
Researchers have shown that a new way of assessing women’s relationship with their bodies during pregnancy could help predict how well the mother might bond with her unborn baby and her longer-term emotional wellbeing.
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Co-author of a Nobel Peace Prize winning report on climate change to appear at York Festival of Ideas

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 09:27
World-renowned experts including the co-author of a Nobel Peace Prize winning report on climate change will discuss the vital role universities play in tackling global challenges at York Festival of Ideas.
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University of York researcher named among Nation’s Lifesavers

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 05/16/2019 - 00:01
Professor Stephen Smith and his team have been recognised for their research into the diagnosis and treatment of Parkinson’s.
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York researcher to study medicinal potential of East Asian tree

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 09:43
A researcher in the University’s Department of Biology has been awarded a Future Leaders Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to investigate how a small tree native to East Asia could help in the creation of new medicines.
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York theatre expert advises on new Royal Shakespeare Company production

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 00:01
Professor Michael Cordner, specialist in 17th century theatre at the University of York, is Expert Advisor to the new Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) production of John Vanbrugh’s 1697 comedy The Provoked Wife.
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Expert Reaction: Meghan Markle and pregnancy body image

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:55
An expert in body image at the University of York comments on the pressures and anxiety that pregnant women and new mothers can experience, following the first interview with the Duchess of Sussex since giving birth.
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University of York academic to explore ethics of face transplants

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:47
A University of York academic has been awarded a Future Leader Fellowship from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) to study the emotional history and ethics of face transplants.
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York’s support of women in science recognised with Athena SWAN award renewals

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 09:35
The University of York’s departments of Chemistry and Biology have had their Athena SWAN Gold award renewed for a further three years.
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