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News University of York Conducts Crucial Trials to Tackle Home Falls

University of York Conducts Crucial Trials to Tackle Home Falls

The Department of Health Science at the University of York is conducting clinical trials to tackle the problem of home falls by elderly people, an issue associated with an increasingly ageing population. The clinical trials are based on a smaller scale study conducted by the University of York, which found that falls in elderly people […]

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News Sheffield Students’ Telescope Reaches Orbit.

Sheffield Students’ Telescope Reaches Orbit.

In collaboration with students from neighbouring Universities, Engineering Students from the University of Sheffield have successfully sent a telescope into space. The telescope, which was designed and built from scratch, took almost a year to construct and is the first of its kind to ever be built. The team of 30 students, including undergraduate, postgraduate and […]

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News York Research Unlocks Secrets for Crop Security

York Research Unlocks Secrets for Crop Security

Researchers at the University of York are using groundbreaking technology to sequence genomes involved in plant cell wall synthesis. By aiding the understanding of cell wall genetics, a study, co-authored by a University of York academic, provides information which can be useful for improving crop quality. The microarray technology, used in the study of the […]

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News University of Sheffield teaching and social science ranked as one of top 100 international departments.

University of Sheffield teaching and social science ranked as one of top 100 international departments.

The University of Sheffield’s Social Science department has been ranked 63rd for research and 12th for teaching in the world by the Times Higher Education Guide for 2018.  The news comes on the back of over 20 years worth of national and global recognition and awards for the exemplary faculty lead research and teaching the […]

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News University of Leeds Scientist Create Innovative New Product in the Fight Against Hospital Bacteria

University of Leeds Scientist Create Innovative New Product in the Fight Against Hospital Bacteria

The new self-disinfecting device – known as Surfaceskins uses a textile that disinfects itself and could be placed on hospital doors in the fight against hospital-acquired infections. The ground-breaking device is the result of seven years of hard research and was created by a spin-out company from the University of Leeds. Surfaceskins is a collaboration […]

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News University of Sheffield Opens the UK Chapter to the Virtual Physiological Human Institute

University of Sheffield Opens the UK Chapter to the Virtual Physiological Human Institute

In 2012 the University of Sheffield, in partnership with the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, set up the Insigneo Institute for in silico medicine. In silico, otherwise known as ‘computational medicine’, is the digital modelling and simulation of the human anatomy. It is a multidisciplinary project, made up of 120 researchers and clinicians, spanning […]

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News From Bin to Biofuel

From Bin to Biofuel

University of York Industry-Research Partnership Looks to Make Household Waste Commercially Viable Ranked second in the UK for research excellence in ecology and environmental science, the University of York is leading the way in addressing challenges posed by climate change. The European funded Biorenewables Development Centre (BDC), a University of York subsidiary, has been working with academics […]

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News Leeds University academics leading global research into glacier reduction

Leeds University academics leading global research into glacier reduction

Academics at the University Of Leeds are helping global efforts to track the reduction in glaciers and examining the consequential effects on the environment. At our event last year entitled ‘Sustainable Solutions for Europe’, Professor Peirs Foster, Director of the Priestley International Centre for Climate, explained how there are 150 experts on climate change working […]

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