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News in July 2014

  • Folk music students and graduates join international multimedia orchestra

    Staff, students and graduates of Newcastle University’s Folk and Traditional Music degree are taking part in an international music project.

    published on: 31 July 2014

  • Dementia study will provide blueprint

    The most comprehensive report yet into dementia care in the North East has been published by the Northern Rock Foundation, with help from Newcastle University academics.

    published on: 30 July 2014

  • A digital window into the past

    Technology is being used to bring one of Northumberland’s historic houses to life in an exciting new visitor experience.

    published on: 30 July 2014

  • All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes

    An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential  for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.

    published on: 30 July 2014

  • No increased risk of cancer from Sellafield or Dounreay sites

    Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s were not at an increased risk of developing cancer according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

    published on: 25 July 2014

  • Falcons swoop in for Newcastle University student

    Newcastle University rugby star Will Witty has been signed by the North-East’s leading rugby team.

    published on: 25 July 2014

  • Dig reveals more about Maryport Roman Temples site

    A team of archaeologists and volunteers led by Newcastle University’s Professor Ian Haynes and site director Tony Wilmott have been uncovering more secrets of the Maryport Roman Temples.

    published on: 25 July 2014

  • Developing careers in gaming

    Four students from Newcastle University have joined Reflections, a Ubisoft studio, for internships during which they will help develop several highly anticipated video games.

    published on: 24 July 2014

  • Possible risk of folic acid overexposure

    A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables.

    published on: 24 July 2014

  • Raising the aspirations of young people

    Sending Newcastle University students into schools to raise the aspirations of young people has been highlighted as an example of good practice by the national organisation responsible for promoting fair access to higher education.

    published on: 24 July 2014

  • Mitochondrial plans move forward

    Plans to legalise the use of new techniques, developed by Newcastle University, to prevent mothers passing on serious mitochondrial diseases to their children, are to proceed, the Government has announced.

    published on: 23 July 2014

  • Technology tracks the elusive Nightjar

    Bioacoustic recorders could provide us with vital additional information to help us protect rare and endangered birds such as the European nightjar, new research has shown.

    published on: 21 July 2014

  • Future Fund receives first major donation

    The Future Fund campaign to establish a specialist children’s cancer research facility at Newcastle University has received its first major donation.

    published on: 21 July 2014

  • Nature’s strongest glue comes unstuck

    Over a 150 years since it was first described by Darwin, scientists are finally uncovering the secrets behind the super strength of barnacle glue.

    published on: 18 July 2014

  • First step towards treating rare childhood disease

    Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered a way of treating a rare disease which leads to kidney failure and death in children.

    published on: 17 July 2014

  • Mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage

    Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, a new study by Newcastle University academics has found.

    published on: 17 July 2014

  • Unleash your exploratory nature

    It’s easy to believe that the whole world is mapped out for us today, but one academic suggests this is far from true.

    published on: 14 July 2014

  • First class honours for university twins

    Rebecca and Alexandra Hesketh have now got even more in common after both scooped a first class degree in Agriculture from Newcastle University.

    published on: 14 July 2014

  • Newcastle University honours Bryan Ferry CBE

    Legendary musician Bryan Ferry returned to the North East today to receive an honorary degree from Newcastle University.

    published on: 11 July 2014

  • Student designed stargazing pavilion opens

    A new pavilion for stargazers to enjoy the darkest night skies in England has been unveiled in a Northumberland village.

    published on: 11 July 2014