Institute of Neuroscience

News items

  • Conference award goes to IoN researcher

    Dr Lisa Alcock has been awarded a poster prize at the recent International Society of Posture and Gait Research Conference

    published on: 18 July 2017

  • Staff achievements and promotions

    The Institute of Neuroscience is fortunate to be staffed by excellent people but we wanted to celebrate a few notable achievements.

    published on: 26 June 2017

  • Blue room treatment available on the NHS

    A therapy which uses virtual reality to help children with autism overcome phobias can now be offered by the NHS

    published on: 13 February 2017

  • Research discovers brain areas linked to misophonia

    Dr Sukhbinder Kumar has published new research on misophonia, a condition where people find some noises, such as people eating, unbearable to listen to.

    published on: 6 February 2017

  • Awards and accolades for Neuroscience staff

    A number of IoN members have received awards and accolades, including Patrick Mitchell, Elizabeth Stoll and Jeremy Parr

    published on: 17 January 2017

  • New Year Honour for Robin Sengupta

    Eminent neurosurgeon Robin Sengupta has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.

    published on: 17 January 2017

  • Young children ignore background colours

    A study involving Newcastle researchers has shown that young children ignore background colours when looking at pictures.

    published on: 9 December 2016

  • Wellcome trust awards 5 years funding to mitochondrial research centre

    The Wellcome Trust centre for mitochondrial research headed by Professor Sir Doug Turnbull has been awarded further funding which will support its research for the next 5 years

    published on: 9 December 2016

  • Stroke treatment could save even more lives

    An under used technique could benefit thousands more stroke patients a year.

    published on: 30 November 2016

  • IoN Students to give public lecture

    Three PhD students from the Institute of Neuroscience have been selected to give this years ‘Tales from the Biomedical Frontier’ INSIGHTS public lecture.

    published on: 30 November 2016

  • How mood affects decision making in pigs

    A study by Dr Lucy Asher shows that the decisions made by pigs depend on how they are feeling at the time.

    published on: 30 November 2016

  • Breakthrough in restoring hand movements after stroke

    Professor Stuart Baker and team have developed a device to help rehabilitate movement in stroke patients

    published on: 26 October 2016

  • Knighthood for pioneering neurologist

    Doug Turnbull, Professor of Neurology has been awarded a Knighthood in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

    published on: 14 June 2016

  • Early intervention can have long term benefits for children with autism

    Researchers have found that teaching parents enhanced communication skills to interact with their children showed benefits 6 years later

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  • Temporary research assistant post

    Temporary research assistant post in the Institute of Neuroscience on Colour Perception (Hurlbert Vision Sciences Lab)

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  • New treatment for schizophrenia shows early promise

    A new type of drug treatment for schizophrenia has successfully completed a phase 1 clinical trial.

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  • Lord John Walton of Detchant

    It is with sadness that we report the eminent neurologist and champion of Newcastle medical research Lord Walton has passed away aged 93.

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