Institute of Neuroscience


  • Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

    Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides. 

    published on: 23 April 2015

  • Experts involved in £3.3m collaboration to progress new drug

    Newcastle University is part of a pioneering multi-million pound collaboration focused on the development of a treatment to help patients with schizophrenia.

    published on: 16 April 2015

  • Bee Lab on TV

    Prof Jeri Wright and the work of the Bee lab will be on BB2 at 9pm this evening.

    published on: 23 March 2015

  • World first led by Newcastle University

    Last night the UK became the first country to approve laws to allow the use of a ground-breaking IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases.

    published on: 25 February 2015

  • Newcastle University to lead research into distressing symptoms of dementia

    The Alzheimer’s Society has awarded funding to Newcastle University to establish a new Doctoral Training Centre to study the symptoms of a particularly distressing form of dementia.

    published on: 6 February 2015

  • Funding from charity for new treatments to silence tinnitus

    Today, to mark Tinnitus Awareness Week, UK charity Action on Hearing Loss announces a major investment to fund a new study at Newcastle University, which aims to accelerate the development of future tinnitus treatments.

    published on: 4 February 2015

  • MPs vote for change in IVF law

    Scientists at Newcastle University have welcomed the news that MPs have voted for a change in the law so that a pioneering IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases can be allowed.

    published on: 4 February 2015

  • Two and a half thousand women could benefit from mitochondrial donation in the UK

    Almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children, according to the most recent estimates published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

    published on: 2 February 2015

  • NC3Rs workshops on Brain Imaging

    The IoN has been carrying out engagement sessions to celebrate the NC3Rs 10th birthday.

    published on: 7 November 2014

  • Can you learn Mandarin Chinese in 14 minutes?

    A new study involving researchers at Newcastle University suggests some new methods for learning languages.

    published on: 6 November 2014

  • Top Marks for Summer Student

    Roshni Bhudia a summer student in IoN this year wins conference prize.

    published on: 30 October 2014

  • Spiders on TV

    Dr Claire Rind's work will feature on a BBC4 programme at 9pm on Wednesday 29th October.

    published on: 23 October 2014

  • Gait and dementia link confirmed

    Researchers at Newcastle University have found a definitive link between gait - the way someone walks - and early changes in cognitive function in people with Parkinson's disease.

    published on: 22 October 2014

  • Childhood infection link to hearing loss

    Common childhood infections, such as tonsillitis and ear infections, may lead to hearing loss later in life, according to recent research from Newcastle University.

    published on: 20 October 2014

  • Computer-connected brains: Science fiction or science future?

    We can now read Tom Hall's full article from the MRC Max Perutz 2014 competition.

    published on: 16 October 2014

  • Front page news

    Claire Rind's image used for the front cover of Developmental Neurobiology. 

    published on: 9 October 2014

  • MRC Max Perutz Science Writing Final

    The final of the competition was on 1st October in London.

    published on: 3 October 2014

  • Great Weather for Spiders!

    The mild weather has meant an increase in the spider population, ITV came to visit IoN researcher Dr Claire Rind to find out more.

    published on: 23 September 2014

  • David Burn appointed Parkinson's UK Clinical Director

    Newcastle University neurologist Professor David Burn has been appointed as Clinical Director of Parkinson's UK, in a bid to drive forward urgent improvements to the standard of care for people with Parkinson's.

    published on: 23 September 2014