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thumbnail Aspirin cuts hereditary cancer risks by more than half

Research at Newcastle has finally provided proof that taking a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in people with a family history of the disease by around 60 per cent.

thumbnail Depression drugs trial launches at Newcastle

Experts at Newcastle University are launching a new trial for a drug which could shorten episodes of depression in many patients.

thumbnail Graduate's artisan ice cream scoops top award

Lauren Girling meets graduate Ben Spurr, whose award-winning ice-cream parlour, Spurreli, is tantalising the North East's tastebuds.

thumbnail David Coverdale on the end of the World

Former editor of The Courier, David Coverdale, talks exclusively to AlumNews about the demise of the News of the World, and his experiences as a trainee reporter on the notorious Sunday tabloid.

thumbnail Princess Royal names new research vessel

Newcastle University’s new £1million research vessel that will further our scientific understanding of the North Sea has been officially named by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal.

thumbnail Good communication in early years key to success at school

Parents who foster a love of reading in a child’s early years are ensuring they get off to a flying start at school, according to new research.

thumbnail Record-breaking season for NUBC; plus graduate strikes gold at swimming

Newcastle University Boat Club will start the new year with heads held high after a successful 2010–11. And Susie Rodgers takes five golds at the IPC European Championships.

thumbnail Newcastle University achieves highest ever ranking

The University has been placed twelfth in the country by the Sunday Times University Guide 2012.

thumbnail Graduate's tea leaves retailers thirsty for more

Newcastle graduate Adam Soliman is brewing up a storm with his specialist tea brand, Charbrew, which will shortly arrive in Sainsbury's.

thumbnail A note from the Henderson Hall Association

Professor David Harvey , President of the Henderson Hall Association (HHA), advises members of its closure and plans to donate its remaining funds to the University's Annual Fund.

thumbnail Newcastle medic breaks Channel record

Roger Allsopp (MB BS 1964) becomes the oldest person ever to swim the English Channel, raising over £63,000 for cancer research.

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