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News in September 2014

  • David Burn appointed Parkinson's UK Clinical Director

    Newcastle University neurologist Professor David Burn has been appointed as Clinical Director of Parkinson's UK, in a bid to drive forward urgent improvements to the standard of care for people with Parkinson's.

    published on: 12 September 2014

  • Reading crisis facing UK's children

    One and a half million children will reach the age of 11 unable to ‘read well’ by 2025 unless urgent action is taken to tackle the reading crisis facing Britain’s pupils, according to new research.

    published on: 8 September 2014

  • Free online course explores the risks of falling

    Newcastle University is launching a new free online course to help people learn how to prevent falls and injury. 

    published on: 8 September 2014

  • The Great North Film

    Spectators at the Great North Run are being asked to get involved this year by helping to capture the event on their mobile phones as part of a major experiment being led by Newcastle University.

    published on: 4 September 2014

  • Mark Knopfler re-releases Local Hero to benefit Future Fund

    Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler has re-released the North East anthem Local Hero to commemorate the Bupa Great North Run reaching a world-first one millionth finish and to benefit the Future Fund.  

    published on: 3 September 2014

  • New exercise and health degree launched

    Following the historic Great North Run and its millionth finisher, Newcastle University is launching a new degree that highlights the health benefits of physical exercise.  

    published on: 3 September 2014

  • Parliament debates Newcastle University technique

    A pioneering fertility technique developed at Newcastle University, which allows the successful transfer of DNA between two human eggs, was debated in Parliament.

    published on: 2 September 2014