Researchers have traced the genetic lineage of the maize plant and discovered it was most likely brought to South America from Mexico more than 6,500 years ago.
Scientists have deciphered how some types of “swimming” bacteria have evolved to be able to escape when trapped in small spaces.
Majority of people with severe mental ill health would like to be more physically active, new research suggests
Taking part in regular physical activity is linked to a more positive outlook on general health in people with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to a new report.
A lecturer in British politics at the University of York comments on the latest leadership challenge facing Teresa May, ahead of a vote of no confidence that is set to take place on Wednesday, 12 December.
Research investigating how the brain responds to visual patterns in people with autism has shown that sensory responses change between childhood and adulthood.
Many disabled people and families with children on low incomes are frozen out of schemes to support fuel poor households, a major new report warns.
Scientists at the University of York have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human disease.
Researchers have shown how catnip produces the chemicals that send cats into a state of frenzy.
An expert in British politics reacts to the news that Theresa May is set to call off the Commons vote on her Brexit deal.
Limited funding and staff shortages are significantly affecting home care services in some areas, a new report from the University of York has found.
The University of York’s world-renowned Centre for Health Economics (CHE) is being celebrated for its transformational impact on the NHS and UK health policy.
New research suggests Ted Hughes’ Pike owes an unacknowledged debt to a forgotten poem by Amy Lowell.
Don’t quibble with a Gribble: why a curious crustacean could hold secret to making renewable energy from wood
Scientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel.
More than 55% of women do not take up cardiac rehabilitation following heart issues, according to a new report.
An atmospheric scientist at the University of York has been awarded a £170,000 grant after the CEO of a major international company heard him speak at a conference and was so impressed he offered him a sponsorship deal.
Researchers are investigating the clinical benefits and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older people with multiple long-term health conditions.
More people worldwide are vulnerable to the health impacts of climate change than ever before, according to a major new report involving researchers at the University of York.
Experts in conservation and environmental change at the University of York comment on the human interactions with the wildlife of the Serengeti, following the story of the Maasai Mara lion pride in the BBC's Dynasties.
A major new study has provided the first evidence of a potentially dangerous link between problem gambling and video game loot boxes.
Scientists reveal how a ‘molecular machine’ in bacterial cells prevents fatal DNA twisting, which could be crucial in the development of new antibiotic treatments.