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thumbnail Fencing Club alumni group presents its blade

The newly-formed Fencing Club Alumni Association seeks former members to join its ranks. Current president, PhD student James Docherty, reports.

thumbnail Big Market: Immortalising weddings with Zander Photography

Possibly the world's first wedding photographer with a town planning pedigree, Zander Wilson tells AlumNews about his fondness for Newcastle nuptials – and offers 15 per cent off his services to fellow graduates.

thumbnail Solo Atlantic rower: a chat with Tommy Tippetts

After 3,000 miles, 82 days and a million oar-strokes, Tommy Tippetts became the youngest ever solo rower to cross the Atlantic, whilst raising money for mental health charity Mind. AlumNews chats to the University’s latest world record breaker.

thumbnail Leveson Inquiry welcomes campaigner's submission

A University campaigner has approached the Leveson Inquiry, raising issues he claims have an importance ‘several orders of magnitude greater’ than phone hacking.

thumbnail Scientists discover how common treatment-related cancer develops

Scientists in a team at Newcastle University have identified a mechanism by which treatment-related leukaemia develops, raising hopes that this side effect of toxic chemotherapy could be prevented.

thumbnail Action video game to aid recovery from stroke

Stroke experts at Newcastle have unveiled a video game which improves and overcomes the physical symptoms of a stroke.

thumbnail Rural communities hit hardest by housing benefit reductions

Reductions in housing benefit are hitting social housing tenants in the countryside harder than those in cities and towns, new research has found.

thumbnail £5m grant for synthetic biology project

A collaboration including Newcastle University has been awarded almost £5 million to develop new technology in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

thumbnail Lung transplant trial could save lives

A pioneering technique which breathes new life into previously unusable donor lungs could save the lives of many patients on the lung transplant waiting list.

thumbnail Grant for new device to monitor gum disease

A North East team who have developed a device which will help monitor gum disease have been awarded more than £1,000,000 of government funding.

thumbnail Newcastle takes top honours in Green League

Newcastle University has been awarded first-class honours for its efforts to help the planet and named the greenest university in the North East.

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