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thumbnail North East celebrities back the Future Fund

A star-spangled line-up of North East heroes has pledged support for plans to create a dedicated children's cancer research centre in Newcastle.


published on: 22nd August 2014

thumbnail DNA secrets to be unlocked

Newcastle University researchers are part of a project to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA.


published on: 11th August 2014

thumbnail Dementia study will provide blueprint

The most comprehensive report yet into dementia care in the North East has been published by the Northern Rock Foundation, with help from Newcastle University academics.


published on: 30th July 2014

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

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