Tag Archives: University of York

University of York: film recreates the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in Barnsley in 1866

A University of York professor has made a film recreating the dramatic events of the Oaks Colliery explosions in Barnsley in December 1866. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Stephen Linstead, a filmmaker and professor at the York Management School, has brought … Read the full press release

University of York: researchers gained a remarkable new insight into the way in which genes are controlled

Research at the University of York has revealed that genes are controlled by ‘nano footballs’ – structures that look like footballs but 10 million times smaller than the average ball. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — By placing tiny glowing probes … Read the full press release

ESA astronaut Tim Peake talks life aboard ISS at the University of York

ESA astronaut Tim Peake will reveal the highs and lows of life aboard the International Space Station at a talk at the University of York. YORK, 26-Sep-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On Tuesday 26 September, a thousand-strong audience will learn about … Read the full press release

University of York Professor Howard Wilson selected as UK Fusion Programme Director

A University of York physicist has been selected as the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) Programme Director of the UK Fusion Programme at the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy. YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Professor Howard Wilson, a world leader … Read the full press release

University of York Dr William Brackenbury to investigate how electrical charges help breast cancer spread

YORK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A leading scientist at the University of York is to investigate whether a change in the electrical voltage of breast cancer cells could be helping them to spread around the body. Funded by charity Breast Cancer … Read the full press release

University of York: jellyfish fluorescent proteins sheds new light on how DNA replicates

Scientists at the University of York have used florescent proteins from jellyfish to help shed new light on how DNA replicates. YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Using these proteins, originally found in jellyfish to make them glow, the team where … Read the full press release

University of York: new site to help navigate the UK care system

New support tools to help the general public find out about social care options for older people are launched today (22 June). YORK, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — A new leaflet, short film and website – www.gettinginformed.net – will provide much-needed … Read the full press release

Tributes paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died at the age of 64

Tributes have been paid to the poet and author Helen Dunmore who has died of cancer at the age of 64. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Born in Beverley, East Yorkshire in 1952, Dunmore studied English at the University of … Read the full press release

University of York: Breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis

Scientists say they have made a major breakthrough in the search for an effective vaccine for the neglected tropical disease leishmaniasis following the successful completion of a first in-human trial. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The team, led by researchers … Read the full press release

University of York: well-managed marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change

Highly protected marine reserves can help mitigate against the impacts of climate change, a study by a team of international scientists has concluded. YORK, 07-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Scientists say reserves can help marine ecosystems and people adapt to five key … Read the full press release

University of York’s Dr Peter Eckersley comments on the government’s draft clean air plan

Dr Peter Eckersley, from the University of York’s Environment Department, comments on the government’s draft clean air plan: YORK, 08-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Dr Eckersley said: “The government’s draft air pollution strategy is long-awaited and its mere publication ahead of next … Read the full press release

University of York research reveals food aid providers’ unintentional exclusion due to faith

YORK, 20-Feb-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Some faith groups are at risk of being unintentionally excluded from food aid provision, a study by the University of York has found. The research, conducted in Bradford, identified an extensive network of food aid providers … Read the full press release

University of York to lead new research project on how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste

The University of York is to lead a new research project examining how food manufacturing systems can be improved to reduce waste. YORK, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The project, which received £800,000 funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research … Read the full press release

University of York to host a day of short talks on world-leading research next week

YORK, 06-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — York Talks is a day of free, 15 minute talks showcasing innovative research happening at York – from using maths to promote fertility and thinking of new methods to tackle food waste, to the biological life … Read the full press release

University of York psychologists: Obese body produces significantly lower body satisfaction for females than males

YORK, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘Owning’ an obese body produces significantly lower body satisfaction for females than males, scientists have found. In the first study of its kind investigating healthy individuals and their brain activity when perceiving themselves as either slim … Read the full press release

The first Islamic Art Circle in the north of England to be held at University of York

YORK, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of York will host the first Islamic Art Circle in the north of England – a series of talks exploring Islamic art and heritage. A collaboration between the University’s Islamic Society and the Department … Read the full press release

University of York report: NHS needs a “clear and transparent” funding system for mental health

YORK, 13-Oct-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The NHS needs a “clear and transparent” funding system for mental health after research revealed a substantial degree of variability in costs between hospital trusts. Mental health receives 13 per cent of the NHS’s budget, but … Read the full press release

University of York chemist Professor John Goodby awarded a prestigious Royal Medal of the Royal Society

YORK, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of York chemist, whose research has made important contributions to the development of flat-screen displays for TVs, computers and mobile phones, has been awarded a prestigious Royal Medal of the Royal Society. Professor John … Read the full press release

Symposium at the University of York to debate the future of public finances

YORK, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Leading figures from the world of international finance will attend a symposium being hosted at the University of York this week to debate the future of public finances around advanced economies. The 2016 York Fiscal Policy … Read the full press release

University of York psychologist Professor Celia Kitzinger with lifetime achievement award from the British Psychological Society (PBS)

YORK, 20-Jul-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — A University of York academic has been awarded a lifetime achievement award from the British Psychological Society (PBS). The PBS praised Professor Celia Kitzinger for the depth and scope of her research over the past 35 … Read the full press release

University of York: Socio-economic inequality costs NHS in England £4.8 billion a year

Socio-economic inequality costs the NHS in England £4.8 billion a year, almost a fifth of the total NHS hospital budget, according to researchers at the University of York. YORK, 19-May-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The research team found that the more deprived … Read the full press release

University of York to launch £18 million Digital Creativity Labs

YORK, 04-Apr-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The University of York will launch the Digital Creativity Labs (DC Labs) next week – a major £18 million initiative for innovative research in the convergent area of digital and creative technologies. Based at the University’s … Read the full press release

University of York takes part in the first comprehensive study of how Zanzibar was formed

Researchers at the University of York have been part of the first comprehensive study of how Zanzibar was formed, charting the extinction of various animals from the island. YORK, 24-Feb-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In a collaborative project between environmental scientists and … Read the full press release

University of Twente’s HTSR, Luxembourg Institute of Health, University of York enter into EUR 1,7M personalized medicine research collaboration

Enschede, Netherlands, 21-9-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — The HTSR research group of the research institute MIRA (University of Twente), the Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH) and the University of York have just signed an international research collaboration investigating the clinical and economic … Read the full press release

University of York music graduate wins the National Centre for Early Music Young Composer of the Year Award 2015

A University of York music graduate has won the National Centre for Early Music (NCEM) Young Composer of the Year Award 2015, presented in partnership with BBC Radio 3 and the Dunedin Consort. YORK, 18-5-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — John Goldie-Scot, … Read the full press release

University of York PhD student won bronze medal for chemistry at the SET for Britain poster competition in Westminster

A University of York PhD student has won a bronze medal for chemistry at the SET for Britain poster competition in Westminster. YORK, 12-3-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Ryan Gorman, a final year chemistry PhD student, was awarded the medal for … Read the full press release

University of York to lead major project to improve teaching methods in Kenyan primary schools

Academics from the University of York will lead a major project looking into ways to improve teaching methods in Kenyan primary schools over the next two years. YORK, 10-2-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Funded by a joint grant from the Economic … Read the full press release

University of York research: Bacteria are as individual as people

YORK, 20-1-2015 — /EuropaWire/ — Bacteria are as individual as people, according to new research by Professor Peter Young and his team in the Department of Biology at the University of York. Bacteria are essential to health, agriculture and the environment, … Read the full press release

University of York to host over 80 events in 20 venues on 26 September as part of the annual EU-funded European Researchers’ Night

Over 80 events in 20 venues will take place in York on 26 September as part of the annual EU-funded European Researchers’ Night. YORK, 22-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘YorNight’ is part of a European initiative that will showcase research in … Read the full press release

University of York establishes new nuclear physics theory group to strengthen UK’s nuclear physics research capability

YORK, 22-9-2014 — /EuropaWire/ — The UK’s nuclear physics research capability will be strengthened significantly with the establishment of a new nuclear physics theory group at the University of York. A special funding award from the Science and Technology Facilities … Read the full press release