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News in February 2013

  • How did early primordial cells evolve?

    Research into bacteria without a cell wall is helping us understand how the earliest forms of life may have replicated nearly four billion years ago.

    published on: 28 February 2013

  • Newcastle University professor wins $1m TED prize

    Professor Sugata Mitra, whose research inspired the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, has been named the 2013 TED Prize winner.

    published on: 26 February 2013

  • New centre to revolutionise medical technology

    Newcastle University is to play a key role in a £5.7 million centre being set up to develop tailor-made joint replacements for patients.

    published on: 26 February 2013

  • Researchers to pinpoint genetic causes of osteoarthritis

    Newcastle University scientists are to carry out further research into the genetic origins of osteoarthritis, following a major breakthrough last year. 

    published on: 25 February 2013

  • Locust-inspired vision for car sensors

    Scientists from the Newcastle and Lincoln Universities have created a computerised system which allows for an autonomous navigation of mobile robots based on the locust’s unique visual system.

    published on: 23 February 2013

  • Ensuring security technology doesn’t become a weapon against human rights

    Europe’s growing security industry needs stricter controls to ensure its technology isn’t used as a weapon against citizens, a Newcastle University expert has warned.

    published on: 22 February 2013

  • A solution to sinusitis from the sea

    A team of scientists and surgeons from Newcastle are developing a new nasal spray from a marine microbe to help clear chronic sinusitis.

    published on: 18 February 2013

  • SatNav to ease congestion in our cities

    New sat-nav technology which helps drivers adjust their speed so they can pass through a series of lights on green is to be trialled in Newcastle.

    published on: 14 February 2013

  • Science Central opens for business

    This week sees an important milestone reached for the Science Central development with the unveiling of a major campaign aimed at attracting potential investors and developers to what is one of the country’s biggest city centre regeneration projects.

    published on: 11 February 2013

  • Maths in the mall

    It’s a shoppers’ paradise but could Europe's biggest retail centre, the Metrocentre, also be a secret weapon in improving numeracy?

    published on: 8 February 2013