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Study identifies genetic tendency in leukaemia cells

Scientists have identified a way of predicting early whether patients will develop a common type of leukaemia, based on their genetics.

Published on: 23 February 2021

New organ donation process enables pioneering diabetes research

Research into the causes and treatment of diabetes will be led by Newcastle University thanks to a new national programme allowing scientists to study the pancreases of people with the condition.

Published on: 19 February 2021

Medical students go the extra mile to support the Covid-19 effort

Medical students from Newcastle University continue to volunteer on the frontline during lockdown to support the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and one of the region's largest vaccination hubs.

Published on: 18 February 2021

Prestigious honour for cancer drug development

A world-leading cancer expert has been recognised for her clinical trials to help fight the illness, including developing new drugs that are now standard treatments for patients.

Published on: 16 February 2021

Gentle stroll on treadmill helps prevent liver cancer

Regular gentle exercise could play a role in reversing liver damage that can lead to cancer, suggests a new study.

Published on: 15 February 2021

Funding boost to research multimorbidity in hospital patients

Scientists have been given almost £4m to improve understanding of multimorbidity in hospital patients.

Published on: 11 February 2021

Study shows increased risks of death in COVID-19 patients with frailty

New research has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients.

Published on: 05 February 2021

Expanding welfare benefits improves mental health

Austerity-style reductions to welfare benefits have detrimental effects on mental health, particularly for more vulnerable groups in society who are also most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published on: 02 February 2021

UK life expectancy declining after financial crisis

Increases in life expectancy in the UK and elsewhere had slowed even before 2016 – and COVID-19 is expected to further eliminate any gains, Newcastle University studies show.

Published on: 01 February 2021

Clinical Research Facility Appoints New Director

Professor Fai Ng has been appointed as Director of the NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility.

Published on: 29 January 2021

Research to study genes in congenital heart defects

New research at Newcastle University will study how certain genes could lead to heart blood vessel defects in babies.

Published on: 27 January 2021

Stimulating brain pathways shows origins of human language and memory

Scientists have identified that the evolutionary development of human and primate brains may have been similar for communication and memory.

Published on: 25 January 2021

Developmental origins of eczema and psoriasis discovered

Scientists have created a highly detailed map of skin, which reveals that cellular processes from development are re-activated in cells from patients with inflammatory skin disease.

Published on: 21 January 2021

Newcastle University appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education

Professor Tom Ward has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education at Newcastle University.

Published on: 18 January 2021

How can we live longer in better health?

Newcastle experts have contributed to a House of Lords report on healthy ageing and have made recommendations for improvements.

Published on: 15 January 2021

Research shapes safe dentistry during Covid-19

Leading research at Newcastle University has been used to shape how dentistry can be carried out safely during the Covid-19 pandemic by mitigating the risks of dental aerosols.

Published on: 08 January 2021

New Years Honours for University colleagues

University colleagues have been recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours.

Published on: 31 December 2020

Cup of tea brightens the day and the mind

If you’re enjoying a cup of tea and mince pie this festive season, you may be refreshing more than your palate, as research shows a good brew improves the attention span in those over 85-years-old.

Published on: 29 December 2020

Virtual Nuffield research placements

Segen Tecle, an A-level student, describes her experience as a Nuffield foundation research placement student in 2020.

Published on: 11 December 2020

Children with cystic fibrosis suffer mild illness from Covid-19

Children with cystic fibrosis who do not have pre-existing severe lung damage have mild or asymptomatic illness when infected with Covid-19, a new study has revealed.

Published on: 09 December 2020

North hit harder by both Covid-19 and Spanish flu pandemic

Northern England, which was worst hit by the first wave of coronavirus, also suffered more than the South during the Spanish flu outbreak more than 100 years ago, according to new research.

Published on: 07 December 2020

Prestigious position for Head of Pharmacy

Head of the School of Pharmacy has been appointed the chair of a national society to lead its Education and Standards Committee.

Published on: 04 December 2020

Diagnostic hope for NAFLD

Two proteins have been identified which have great potential as a new blood test for the severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Published on: 02 December 2020

Research will look at impact of Covid-19 on where we live

Researchers from the North East selected to take part in a programme on understanding the impact of COVID-19 on service change and health inequalities.

Published on: 29 November 2020

Newcastle experts join climate change panel

Two Newcastle University experts have been appointed to advise on efforts to tackle climate change in the North East.

Published on: 20 November 2020

‘First of its kind’ clinical trial to help lung cancer patients

A group of scientists have been awarded £900,000 from Cancer Research UK to launch a groundbreaking clinical trial for people with lung cancer.

Published on: 19 November 2020

Exploring pharmacists’ role in spotting early signs of oral cancer

Region-wide study unveiled during Mouth Cancer Action Month

Published on: 18 November 2020

Breakthrough in childhood brain cancer will save lives

A scientific breakthrough has enabled experts to predict relapse in a common childhood cancer and means doctors can tailor treatment for each individual child and improve prognosis.

Published on: 18 November 2020

Newcastle recognised as global climate leader

Newcastle has been named a global 'climate leader' for its efforts to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Published on: 18 November 2020

SIGNET - a breakthrough study in organ donor research and management

Professor John Dark explains more about SIGNET - Statins for Improving orGan outcomE in Transplantation - a new £1.3m NIHR funded trial.

Published on: 11 November 2020

COVID-19 report reveals major hit to the North’s health and economy

The North has been hit harder than the rest of the country during Covid-19 and this has increased inequality in England, a new study involving Newcastle University has revealed.

Published on: 11 November 2020

Prestigious prize for study into liver cancer diagnosis and treatment

Leading academics at Newcastle University have won a prestigious 2020 Newton Prize for their international study into liver cancer.

Published on: 04 November 2020

Call for money spent on test and trace to be given to local services

A group of doctors is calling on the government to divert the hundreds of millions of pounds being spent on the failing COVID-19 national test and trace scheme into local health services.

Published on: 28 October 2020

Crowd-sourcing optogenetics data to tackle neurological diseases

Around the world, some 50 million people have epilepsy. It’s one of the most common neurological diseases globally, characterised by recurrent seizures in part or all of the body.

Published on: 21 October 2020

Future Leaders Fellowships for Newcastle University academics

Innovative new ways of researching epilepsy and eye disorders will be led by Newcastle University’s two new Future Leaders Fellows.

Published on: 15 October 2020

Medical students staying safe

Medical students know all too well the importance of staying safe during the pandemic and those in the later years have been working safely on clinical placements for weeks.

Published on: 14 October 2020

New scholarship announced to support Black British students

Newcastle University is one of the first universities to sign up to offering a new scholarship for disadvantaged Black British students.

Published on: 07 October 2020

Operation Oak extended to cover every night of the week

Newcastle and Northumbria Universities are working with Northumbria Police to increase the number of high visibility patrols in residential areas with high student density.

Published on: 17 September 2020

Influencing health and tackling inequalities

Funding has been given to pilot a new national scheme that will enable Local Authorities to rapidly evaluate work, aiming to improve health and tackle inequalities in their areas.

Published on: 11 September 2020

Reducing self-harm and suicide in autistic adults

Researchers are inviting partner organisations and charities to work with them to help shape and progress a study to develop new ways of reducing self-harm and suicide in autistic adults.

Published on: 11 September 2020

Diagnosis of neurological diseases to benefit from AI

Cutting edge Artificial Intelligence technology for diagnosing neurological disease such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s from eye scans will be tested and scaled in the NHS.

Published on: 10 September 2020

Newcastle University excels in a leading guide of global universities

Newcastle University has been ranked among the world’s top universities by an influential Higher Education guide.

Published on: 02 September 2020

Thousands to benefit from Newcastle diabetes research

Thousands of people can now access NHS soup and shake weight-loss plans to tackle type 2 diabetes, based on research by Newcastle University.

Published on: 01 September 2020

Understanding the link between hearing loss and dementia

Scientists have developed a new theory as to how hearing loss may cause dementia and believe that tackling this sensory impairment early may help to prevent the disease.

Published on: 01 September 2020

Helping older people stay in their homes for longer

A project to help older people retain independence and stay connected with their families has received support from UK Research and Innovation’s industrial strategy challenge fund for healthy ageing.

Published on: 28 August 2020

National effort by immunologists to search for answers on COVID-19

Experts at Newcastle University are part of a national consortium to answer questions on how COVID-19 affects the body’s immune system to help develop better diagnostics, treatments and vaccines.

Published on: 28 August 2020

Good animal welfare helps lab mice overcome bad things in life

Research has revealed that anxious and depressed laboratory mice are more disappointed when something bad happens, but their low mood has no effect on how elated they are when something good happens.

Published on: 26 August 2020

Top academics shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize

Leading academics at Newcastle University have been shortlisted for the 2020 Newton Prize for their international study into liver cancer.

Published on: 17 August 2020

Tackling obesity in young people

A new project will investigate the effectiveness of weight management interventions in young people aged 11-18.

Published on: 14 August 2020

Novel organ preservation device to reduce transplant waiting list

A novel system that preserves the condition of donor organs for longer, is easy to transport and affordable, has been developed by Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospital Trust spin-out, ScubaTx™.

Published on: 12 August 2020