Freedom City 2017 awarded Arts Council funding
Freedom City 2017 awarded Arts Council funding for city-wide celebration of Martin Luther King's visit to Newcastle University to receive an honorary degree.
published on: 25 October 2016
How even our brains get ‘slacker’ as we age
Losing the youthful firmness and elasticity in our skin is one of the first outward signs of ageing. Now it seems it’s not just our skin that starts to sag - but our brains too.
published on: 24 October 2016
Comment: Using monkeys for research justified in advancing treatments
Writing for The Conversation, Professor Stuart Baker discusses how using primate research is giving us treatments that would be otherwise impossible.
published on: 20 October 2016
New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients
Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand.
published on: 19 October 2016
Stroke device: A patient's perspective
Chris Blower, 30, is a third year Biomedical Sciences student at Newcastle University and he had a stroke when he was a child after open heart surgery. He describes his thoughts on the device.
published on: 19 October 2016
Exhibition launch makes a mark on care
We welcomed artists, care home residents, carers and the public to kick off the beginning of the ‘Making a Mark’ exhibition at the Biomedical Research Building, Campus for Ageing and Vitality.
Brussels Week MEP pairing for Prof Joyce
published on: 7 October 2016
Are we supporting our ageing population?
published on: 4 October 2016
Ageing well in Newcastle: a celebration event
published on: 21 September 2016
You can’t blame your genes if you don’t lose weight, study finds
You might be able to blame your genes for weighing more and increasing your risk of obesity, but you can no longer blame your genes for failing to lose weight, a comprehensive study has found.
published on: 20 September 2016
World-leading research centre into childhood cancer opens
A new multi-million pound centre will see Newcastle University and the Great North Children’s Hospital lead the fight against cancers affecting children and young people.
published on: 16 September 2016
Newcastle wins investment into ground-breaking health research
More than £16 million is being invested in ground-breaking treatments, diagnostics, prevention and care for patients with a wide range of ageing and long-term conditions.
published on: 15 September 2016
Preparing for the future with an ageing population
How can we create a realistic economic plan for the future’s growing ageing population? The first key step to planning is understanding and this is exactly what the International Mortality and Longevity Symposium seeks to do.
published on: 5 September 2016
Prestigious sports conference held at University
World-leading experts are in Newcastle for the prestigious International Sports Science and Sports Medicine Conference.
published on: 31 August 2016
Are falls really that dangerous? An Interview with Dr James Frith
published on: 30 August 2016
Inexpensive drug could slow heart disease for Type 1 diabetic patients
Scientists at Newcastle University believe a drug commonly prescribed for Type 2 diabetes could be routinely taken by Type 1 diabetic patients to slow the development or delay heart disease.
published on: 26 August 2016
Experts call for better services for patients with facial pain
Patients with persistent face pain should be tested to ensure they get the best and most rapid treatment whilst also saving the NHS money, say experts at Newcastle University.
published on: 23 August 2016
World's most in-depth study to detect early signs of dementia
Experts at Newcastle University are involved in a new multimillion pound study which will see the most thorough tests to detect Alzheimer’s disease performed on volunteers.
published on: 22 August 2016
Virtual reality could enhance treadmill training to prevent falls
Combining virtual reality and treadmill training helps prevent falls in older adults better than treadmill training alone, according to a new trial.
published on: 12 August 2016
Gathering insight for better ageing in the UK
Newcastle University experts have contributed ageing knowledge to help inform a new report from the Government Office for Science, that brings together the best evidence available to understand the UK’s ageing population and its implication for the future.
published on: 25 July 2016
Fixing Dad: the diabetes diet that brought Dad back
Professor Roy Taylor reflects on how he came to help two sons save their father from diabetes, as featured in the film “Fixing Dad” shown on BBC 2.
published on: 20 July 2016
World-leading neurosurgeon receives Honorary Doctor of Medicine
A world-renowned neurosurgeon has been awarded an honorary degree from Newcastle University for his outstanding work in the medical field.
published on: 15 July 2016
Newcastle University investing £30 million in sport
Newcastle University is investing over £30m in new state–of-the-art sports facilities and launching a new sport and exercise science degree to further boost its position among the top in the country.
published on: 15 July 2016
Honorary award for influential leader in earth science
Professor of Geological Sciences James Syvitski is to be recognised for his work by Newcastle University.
published on: 11 July 2016
Comment: Why hacking the nervous system holds potential for patients
Writing for The Conversation, Patrick Degenaar discusses the potential that neuroprosthetics holds for patients
published on: 8 July 2016