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News in April 2013

  • Putting the ‘i’ in Tyneside– new play explores Irish identity

    The voices of three generations of Irish men on Tyneside will be brought to life in a new play based on Newcastle University research.

    published on: 30 April 2013

  • Solving social challenges and developing business skills

    Students have been focussing on how to solve some of the biggest social challenges facing the North East, as part of a brand new competition designed to develop innovation and enterprise.

    published on: 30 April 2013

  • Exploring art at a stroke

    A unique app which allows you to peel back the layers of a masterpiece and uncover a previously hidden world has been developed by experts from Newcastle and Northumbria universities.

    published on: 27 April 2013

  • Big sea survey highlights importance of citizen scientists

    A rare stalked jellyfish and an invasive sea-squirt are among the hundreds of species that have been identified by volunteers taking part in a major research project along the North East coast.

    published on: 26 April 2013

  • Watching eyes reduce bike theft

    Bicycle theft can be significantly reduced simply by placing pictures of staring eyes above bike racks, researchers at Newcastle University have found.

    published on: 24 April 2013

  • Bringing the Hancocks to life

    A new exhibition launched today - ‘The Hancocks: Scientists in the Studio’ – will introduce visitors to the names behind the museum’s title.

    published on: 23 April 2013

  • You and ME: working together to discover causes of CFS/ME

    Three new studies in Newcastle examining the biological causes of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME are being showcased at the launch of a new collaboration to improve understanding and treatment of the condition.

    published on: 23 April 2013

  • New head for sustainability institute

    Professor Phil Taylor - a leading expert in renewable energy and academic lead for the UK’s largest Smart Grid project - has been appointed as the new lead on sustainability at Newcastle University.

    published on: 23 April 2013

  • Trash café - taking upcycling up a level

    It’s more than 50 years since the BBC’s Blue Peter first opened our eyes to the endless potential of a squeezy bottle and some double-sided sticky tape.

    published on: 16 April 2013

  • League of tweets

    New football tweet map charts the chatter around this weekend’s Tyne and Wear derby.

    published on: 13 April 2013

  • Secrets of bacterial slime revealed

    Newcastle University scientists have revealed the mechanism that causes a slime to form, making bacteria hard to shift and resistant to antibiotics.

    published on: 12 April 2013

  • Inspiring Newcastle professor remembered

    A Newcastle University professor who was renowned for his passion for Greek and Etruscan art and archaeology will be remembered with a series of events.

    published on: 11 April 2013

  • Tributes to IVF pioneer Sir Bob Edwards

    Tributes have been paid to IVF pioneer, Sir Robert Edwards, who has died. Building on his work, scientists at Newcastle University have developed an IVF technique to prevent mitochondria disease.

    published on: 11 April 2013

  • Pioneering robotic surgery for throat cancer

    The first three North East patients have benefited from cutting-edge robotic surgery for throat cancer.

    published on: 11 April 2013

  • Newcastle Work Experience - Our skills in your workplace

    Companies in the North East could benefit from the skills and enthusiasm of a student or graduate to help boost their business, thanks to a scheme run by Newcastle University.

    published on: 10 April 2013

  • Art can change your world

    Newcastle University researchers have shown it’s never too late to change your mind.

    published on: 9 April 2013