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News in October 2015

  • World first IVF technique led by Newcastle University

    Last night the UK became the first country to approve laws to allow the use of a ground-breaking IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases.

    published on: 6 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