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News in January 2013

  • One-stop-shop for teachers opens doors on higher education

    Universities offer a wealth of information and expertise that can help to bring education to life for school children – if you can access it.

    published on: 10 January 2013

  • 'I am Nasrine' earns BAFTA nomination

    A feature film by Newcastle University lecturer Tina Gharavi has been nominated for a prestigious BAFTA award.

    published on: 9 January 2013

  • Get a grip - why we get wrinkly fingers and toes

    Wrinkly fingers caused by soaking them in water for a long time, such as in the bath or doing the washing up, have been shown to improve our grip on wet objects or objects under water.

    published on: 9 January 2013

  • How the kilogram has put on weight

    Post-Christmas and most of us are feeling the over-indulgence.  But take heart - experts at Newcastle University have shown even the kilogram itself has put on weight.

    published on: 7 January 2013

  • Major new clinical trial to improve treatment for leukaemia patients

    Newcastle Hospitals and University are launching a large clinical trial of cancer drugs to ensure patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) get the best treatment.

    published on: 6 January 2013

  • Hairy Dieters success!

    Newcastle University experts help the Bikers lose weight and get healthier. Follow the series on BBC 2.

    published on: 3 January 2013

  • Top ten tips to combat diabetes this New Year

    Getting your family and friends to support you in being physically active and setting yourself physical activity goals are among the top ten tips scientifically proven to help combat Type 2 diabetes.

    published on: 1 January 2013