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News in June 2013

  • Flooding to the movies

    On the first anniversary of ‘Thunder Thursday’ flood agencies, academics and businesses from across the region put the importance of forging stronger partnerships to tackle flooding in the spotlight.

    published on: 28 June 2013

  • Paving the way for law change for pioneering IVF technique

    The Chief Medical Officer has today outlined support for a change in the law, which would allow an IVF technique to eliminate mitochondrial disease, and pioneered at Newcastle University, to be used in patients.

    published on: 28 June 2013

  • Reaction to announcement paving the way for law change

    Reaction to the announcement by the Chief Medical Officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies that there is support for a change in the law, which would allow an IVF technique to eliminate inherited mitochondrial disease, and pioneered at Newcastle University, to be used in patients.

    published on: 28 June 2013

  • Work begins to develop life-saving liver treatment

    A £6 million programme to carry out the largest-ever study to develop new treatments and improve existing therapy for patients with a life—threatening liver disease has been announced by the Minister for Universities and Science.

    published on: 27 June 2013

  • Thousands flock to Newcastle University Visit Days

    Prospective undergraduate students from across the country will arrive in the city tomorrow and Saturday for Newcastle University’s Visit Days.

    published on: 27 June 2013

  • Outstanding teaching at Newcastle University recognised

    Two Newcastle University lecturers have been rewarded for excellent teaching.

    published on: 27 June 2013

  • New centre for arthritis research

    A new £2.5 million research centre aims to find out more about the causes of rheumatoid arthritis.

    published on: 25 June 2013

  • Measuring in the extreme

    A microscopic atom cloud that is colder than outer space could help improve our ability to make precision measurements for the development of next-generation rotational sensors and GPS.

    published on: 25 June 2013

  • Newcastle University Management team wins top award

    Newcastle University won the Outstanding Leadership and Management Team Award at the fifth Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards in London last night.

    published on: 21 June 2013

  • Celebrating 100 years of medical breakthroughs

    A third of people in Newcastle say they’ve met a medical research scientist, reflecting the flourishing development of the city of science. Now Newcastle University scientists are hoping to inspire a future generation with an event this weekend.

    published on: 20 June 2013

  • Jobs boost for Newcastle University graduates

    Newcastle University has increased the number of its graduates who find jobs soon after leaving, Government statistics have revealed.

    published on: 19 June 2013

  • New beauty blog will unmask industry secrets

    Two Newcastle University medical science students have launched a blog which aims to demolish the myths and mystery surrounding the beauty products industry.

    published on: 17 June 2013

  • Global cooling as significant as global warming

    A “cold snap” 116 million years ago triggered a similar marine ecosystem crisis to the ones witnessed in the past as a result of global warming, according to research published in Nature Geoscience.

    published on: 16 June 2013

  • From the mouths of babes – The truth about toddler talk

    The sound of small children chattering has always been considered cute – but not particularly sophisticated. However, research by a Newcastle University expert has shown their speech is far more advanced than previously understood.

    published on: 15 June 2013

  • Children help reveal diabetes trigger

    Cases of type 1 diabetes in children mirror the spread of flu – suggesting it is triggered by an infection carried by wild animals.

    published on: 14 June 2013

  • Maryport Roman Temples excavation starts onsite

    A team of archaeologists and volunteers led by Newcastle University's Professor Ian Haynes with site director Tony Wilmott, has started work in Maryport until 22 July.

    published on: 13 June 2013