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News in 2015

  • Research into post bone marrow transplant complications

    Scientists at Newcastle University have been awarded more than £250,000 to investigate why some patients develop an important complication following a transplant.

    published on: 14 October 2015

  • Princess finds out about Muscular Dystrophy research

    Princess Eugenie of York returned to Newcastle University, where she herself studied, to find out about the pioneering research undertaken at the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre.

    published on: 14 October 2015

  • Electoral register, not electoral fraud, the biggest problem at polling stations

    Measures to tackle electoral fraud in the UK should not be introduced if they have a negative impact on the already “chronically” low voter registration and turnout, according to researchers from Newcastle University and the University of East Anglia (UEA).

    published on: 13 October 2015

  • Using people power to transform our streets

    A Newcastle street was transformed this weekend, trialling some of the ideas proposed by residents to make the area more people friendly.

    published on: 8 October 2015

  • What do Foundation Programme doctors actually do?

    Writing for the General Medical Council's bulletin, Dr Bryan Burford and Dr Gillian Vance, from Newcastle University's School of Medical Education, reflect on their research into the experiences of junior doctors.  

    published on: 8 October 2015

  • Funding Opportunities for Innovation available

    A new EU-funded initiative at Newcastle University provides a unique opportunity for technology businesses to fund innovation activities in collaboration with the University’s computing experts.

    published on: 8 October 2015

  • Body donation for Medical Science

    The journey in life and beyond death of two people who have generously decided to donate their body to medical science has been highlighted in a new television series.

    published on: 8 October 2015

  • Is the way we live now changing too fast?

    The Newcastle University Humanities Research Institute (NUHRI) officially launches next week with a public debate to explore ‘The Challenge of Change’ and how the arts and humanities can help us to understand change, and perhaps even make it happen.

    published on: 6 October 2015

  • School pupils give their views about research

    School pupils should only be asked to take part in research that is relevant to them and be given a say on research topics, a new guide to carrying out research with young people says.

    published on: 6 October 2015

  • Newcastle academics collaborate to produce new choral composition

    A brand new piece of classical choral music, composed and written by two leading international artists based at Newcastle University, will receive its world premiere in Durham next week.

    published on: 6 October 2015

  • Ideas bubble over at Science Central

    Work has begun on a revolutionary ‘soap bubble’ building that will house the first research labs on Science Central.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Transplant drug could turn the tide of heart attack damage

    New research has revealed how a drug commonly used after transplant operations could limit some of the heart damage caused by a heart attack, in a study from Newcastle University.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Toasting the success of student brewers

    Student brewers from Newcastle University have a reason to cheer after winning the 2015 National Union of Students (NUS) Enterprise Award.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Policymakers fail to address public concerns on fracking

    Rather than seeking to persuade the public of the benefits of fracking, policymakers should engage them in dialogue, allowing both sides to learn from the others’ viewpoint, new research claims.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Walking to creativity in Gateshead

    Residents of Bensham are being encouraged to find creative inspiration through walking, during two special events taking place this week.

    published on: 13 July 2015

  • The North East’s favourite number is ...7

    People of the North East have had their say, and voted 7 as their favourite number.

    published on: 13 July 2015

  • Radical visions of the City on show in capital

    Striking designs for London, Paris, Las Vegas, and, of course Newcastle, are among the work on display as part of the Newcastle University architecture degree show, which opens in London this week.

    published on: 13 July 2015

  • Researchers given £1m to learn more about osteoarthritis

    Researchers at Newcastle University have been awarded £1m to continue the hunt for the genes that cause osteoarthritis.

    published on: 13 July 2015

  • New museum discovery engine launched

    Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces and glass eyes are some of the museum items that can be uncovered using a new online discovery engine developed by Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums working in partnership with Microsoft Research and Newcastle University.

    published on: 13 July 2015

  • Empowering local communities through digital technologies

    A £12m research centre has been announced that will explore the potential of digital technologies in shaping the future of local government services in planning, health, social care and education.

    published on: 13 July 2015

  • Safeguarding heritage exhibition

    An exhibition encouraging the protection of traditional cultural heritage, expressions and products under threat is on show at the Great North Museum: Hancock from 10 January until 1 February 2015.

    published on: 12 January 2015

  • New Year: New School Food Standards

    Children will be enjoying tasty and healthy school meals thanks to the introduction of a new set of standards following the advice of Newcastle University expert, Professor Ashley Adamson.

    published on: 9 January 2015

  • Beer and bread yeast-eating bacteria aid human health

    Bacteria that have evolved to eat their way through yeast in the human gut could inform the development of new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases.

    published on: 7 January 2015

  • Children’s cancer research campaign gets in gear

    A £50,000 donation from one of the North East’s leading family businesses will help Newcastle University to further strengthen the region’s reputation as a centre for excellence in childhood cancer research.

    published on: 7 January 2015

  • Volunteers wanted to take part in ground breaking new language study

    Researchers at Newcastle University are asking members of the public to help with a ground breaking study, after being awarded £1 million in funding.  

    published on: 6 January 2015

  • New artworks open up unseen world of military airspace

    The restricted airspace surrounding locations used in military operations has inspired an artist to bring to life a hidden world of invisible no-go areas.

    published on: 5 January 2015