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News in February 2012

  • New regulations fail to make TV food adverts healthier for children

    Despite new regulations restricting TV advertisements for food, children are still exposed to the same level of advertising for unhealthy products, researchers have found.

    published on: 15 February 2012

  • Improving the health and wellbeing of dementia sufferers

    A Newcastle University medic is recognised as one of the UK's most promising leaders in medical health research and awarded a £1.5m National Institute for Health Research professorship for dementia work.

    published on: 15 February 2012

  • International Development Conference 2012 - 'The World at 7 Billion: Rethinking Development'

    The International Development Society at Newcastle University announce their annual conference which will focus on contemporary challenges and opportunities in International Development and how these are impacted by a growing population.

    published on: 15 February 2012

  • The Joy of Cheques

    An electronic cheque which eliminates the need for costly processing by banks but preserves the simplicity and ease of a traditional cheque book has been designed by a team of academics in the UK.

    published on: 13 February 2012

  • To fish or not to fish?

    Most fishermen would not give up their livelihood despite dwindling catches, a new study has revealed.

    published on: 10 February 2012

  • Living with Floods

    Youngsters and community leaders with first-hand experience of the devastation caused by flooding are helping to draw up action plans that will improve the way we can respond to future floods in our region.

    published on: 9 February 2012

  • New Institute for Social Renewal launched at Newcastle University

    Newcastle University has launched a dedicated Institute for Social Renewal which will be a focus for research into global challenges such as stimulating enterprise, regenerating places and tackling health and education inequalities.

    published on: 8 February 2012

  • Top speakers bring Insights to Newcastle University

    He was a hit with Newcastle audiences in Victorian times and Charles Dickens will be pulling in the crowds again 200 years after he was born at a public lecture at Newcastle University.

    published on: 8 February 2012

  • New scholarship boost to Newcastle's budding scientists

    Newcastle University students are set to benefit, for a second year, from 44 scholarships to support their studies in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), thanks to a generous donation. 

    published on: 7 February 2012

  • Diabetes linked to higher rate of birth defects

    Pregnant women with diabetes are almost four times more likely to have a baby with a birth defect than women without the condition and a new study reveals the link to the mother's glucose level.

    published on: 6 February 2012

  • Newcastle brain bank recruits 200th donor for dementia research

    Researchers at Newcastle University are calling for more people to consider brain donation after the 200th donor signed up for the brain bank, a vital tool to help researchers defeat dementia.

    published on: 6 February 2012

  • Jatropha research could provide key for future of biofuels

    South East Asia: Work being carried out by an international student at Newcastle University could transform the biofuels industry by refining the process of converting a common shrub into oil.

    published on: 5 February 2012

  • Green potential of our industrial past

    Manipulating the soil in urban and industrial areas in order to capture more carbon from the atmosphere is the “best resource we have to begin to mitigate human CO2 emissions”, experts claim.

    published on: 2 February 2012