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