Scientists in our region have found a chemical in opium poppies which is currently being considered as a potential anti-cancer drug.
Biologists at the University of York have discovered the genes that produce a chemical called Noscapine, which in the future could be used to treat patients with tumours.
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Poppies installed at the Tower of London to commemorate WWI last year have now been used in a sculpture at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
The red panda and Rothschild giraffe were born at the North Yorkshire attraction this summer.