Press Office

August

News in August 2013

  • Whales get a tan too

    Whales have been shown to increase the pigment in their skin in response to sunshine, just as we get a tan.

    published on: 30 August 2013

  • Patient choice at heart of new online decision aids

    A health website has launched a range of free online health decision aids, allowing patients to make more informed treatment choices, thanks to the work of a Newcastle University academic.

    published on: 27 August 2013

  • Students rank Newcastle University among the best

    Newcastle students enjoy their time here so much they have voted the University one of the best in the country for student experience.

    published on: 15 August 2013

  • Students brew up business success

    Students are well known for their love of the odd pint, but enterprising Newcastle University students are cashing in by launching their own micro-brewery.

    published on: 15 August 2013

  • Winning The Ocean Race

    How the North East is leading the way in the global race to harness the power of the sea.

    published on: 14 August 2013

  • Rare leukaemia survival rate breakthrough

    A pioneering genetic study means that children with a rare subtype of leukaemia have 75% less chance of their leukaemia recurring.

    published on: 13 August 2013

  • Planning by postcode

    A new map reveals how prepared UK cities are for climate change.

    published on: 13 August 2013

  • Love is in the aria

    Love letters between a prisoner on death row and his female guard have been weaved into a dramatic new mini opera.

    published on: 12 August 2013

  • Calls for safer drinking levels for over 65s

    Newcastle University academics have called for changes to be made to the recommended safe levels of drinking for over 65s and also special alcohol advice to be made available for older people.

    published on: 8 August 2013

  • Universities collaborate to support fair access

    A major national scheme to help under-represented groups get into top universities is to be expanded.

    published on: 5 August 2013