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No increased risk of cancer from Sellafield or Dounreay sites

Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s were not at an increased risk of developing cancer according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.


published on: 25th July 2014

thumbnail Possible risk of folic acid overexposure

A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables.


published on: 24th July 2014

thumbnail Raising the aspirations of young people

Sending Newcastle University students into schools to raise the aspirations of young people has been highlighted as an example of good practice by the national organisation responsible for promoting fair access to higher education.


published on: 24th July 2014

thumbnail Mitochondrial plans move forward

Plans to legalise the use of new techniques, developed by Newcastle University, to prevent mothers passing on serious mitochondrial diseases to their children, are to proceed, the Government has announced.


published on: 23rd July 2014

First step towards treating rare childhood disease

Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered a way of treating a rare disease which leads to kidney failure and death in children.


published on: 17th July 2014

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