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Expert reaction: Home Office reschedules cannabis-based products for medicinal use

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 09:57
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

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:07
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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Fruit fly protein could be new tool in tackling disease-carrying mosquitos

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 09:43
An insulin-binding protein in fruit flies could provide new opportunities for tackling disease-carrying mosquitos, such as malaria and yellow fever, scientists at the University of York have found.
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Never forget a face? Research suggests people know an average of 5,000 faces

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 00:01
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

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 11:04
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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Researchers address urgent need to identify species most threatened by climate change

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 10:59
Scientists are today warning there is an urgent need to identify species most threatened by climate change.
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Assessing health impact of new antimicrobials could encourage further drug development

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 10/08/2018 - 09:25
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

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 09:42
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

York University RSS News Feed - Thu, 10/04/2018 - 00:01
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…

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 11:57
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

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:01
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?

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:01
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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Neanderthal healthcare practices crucial to survival

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 10/03/2018 - 00:01
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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York Streetwise scheme launched

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 10:57
Community marshals will be taking to the streets of York for two nights a week offering help and support to students and members of the public walking home late at night.
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Genes key to identifying drug resistant parasites in Brazil

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 10/01/2018 - 09:05
Researchers at the University of York have identified genes in a parasite that could help clinicians predict drug treatment outcomes for patients with visceral leishmaniasis in Brazil.
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UK breast cancer deaths set to rise, analysis finds

York University RSS News Feed - Fri, 09/28/2018 - 15:16
The number of women dying from breast cancer in the UK could begin to rise for the first time in decades, according to analysis by the York Health Economics Consortium (YHEC) and charity Breast Cancer Now.
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University climbs THE world rankings

York University RSS News Feed - Wed, 09/26/2018 - 12:20
The University of York has moved into the top 120 universities in the world, according to the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.
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UK call on all nations to safeguard world’s oceans

York University RSS News Feed - Tue, 09/25/2018 - 10:16
The UK government is to urge global leaders at the United Nations General Assembly in New York to back a new and more ambitious target for marine protection, supported by science undertaken at the University of York.
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Combining multiple CCTV images could help catch suspects

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 13:02
A new study suggests combining multiple poor quality CCTV images into a single, computer-enhanced composite could improve the accuracy of facial recognition systems used to identify criminal suspects.
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Negative perception of social housing is outdated, say researchers

York University RSS News Feed - Mon, 09/24/2018 - 09:58
Social housing has improved over time, and is not as negatively perceived by residents as is so often thought, a major review has revealed.
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