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News in October 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

  • Live lunchtime music moves to new city centre venue

    The popular series of free lunchtime concerts at Newcastle University moves to a new venue for the autumn.

    published on: 2 October 2015

  • Twins more likely to suffer from congenital heart disease

    Identical twins that share a placenta have almost twice the increased risk of being born with congenital heart disease, new research has revealed.

    published on: 2 October 2015

  • New series of Insights public lectures gets underway

    The Autumn programme of Insights public lectures at Newcastle University has now begun, with talks on a host of topical issues including the future of capitalism, human trafficking, and our ageing society.

    published on: 2 October 2015

  • Smoking in cars with children banned

    Smokers are being given one more reason to quit as new laws come into force which make it illegal for anyone to smoke in vehicles with children present. The new law is designed to help protect children from the dangers of secondhand smoke. 

    published on: 1 October 2015