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Testing 3D vision in praying mantises

A new research programme aims to understand 3D vision in the praying mantis, the only invertebrate known to have this ability, and compare it with vision in humans.

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New £10m project will look at novel treatment for epilepsy

A new technique which could revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy is to be tested thanks to a £10m grant. Led by Newcastle University, teams from Imperial College London and UCL universities will also collaborate on the CANDO project to develop a brain implant, which uses light waves to try to counteract the disrupted brain activity which causes epileptic seizures. 

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Leukaemia caused by chromosome catastrophe

Researchers, led by a team at Newcastle University, have found that people born with a rare abnormality of their chromosomes have a 2,700-fold increased risk of a rare childhood leukaemia.



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Dementia conference features Newcastle academics

Researchers from Newcastle University will present their latest findings at the UK's largest dementia research conference.

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Financial incentives could help people make healthier life choices

People may be more likely to adopt healthy behaviours if offered small financial incentives, the largest study of its kind has concluded.

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