In the Media

Walking pattern offers clues to speed of brain decline

22 October 2014  Daily Telegraph
Subtle changes in the walking pattern of Parkinson’s patients could predict their rate of cognitive decline, according to a study led by Lynn Rochester, Professor of Human Movement Science.

Parents call on MPs to back technique to end agony of rare childhood disease

22 October 2014  The Guardian
Parliament to decide this week whether to back the IVF procedure, developed by Professor Turnbull and his team at Newcastle University.

North professor study with insects honour is a world first

22 October 2014  The Journal
Professor Angharad Gatehouse has become the first woman ever to receive the world's top honour for insect research.

New ways are the key

22 October 2014  The Journal, Top 200 supplement
Professor John Wilson writes about compiling a list of the top 200 businesses in the North East.

Afternoon Edition

21 October 2014  BBC Radio 5
The Commons Science and Technology Committee will be hearing evidence later this week about the IVF treatment preventing mitochondrial disease, which was pioneered at Newcastle University. Professor Doug Turnbull is a part of a panel of guests discussing the technique. (Clips starts at 39 minutes.)

We need a completely new approach to caring for older people

21 October 2014  The Independent
An article by Carol Jagger, Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing, about the need to rethink the structure of how we care for the older people in our society.

Newcastle University to launch new degree course in Film and Media studies

21 October 2014  India Education Diary
An overview of the University’s Film: Theory and Practice MA degree. Also features a discussion about Dr Ian McDonald’s documentary  "Algorithms".  

Celebrate the truces – because World War I must not be an excuse for militarism

20 October 2014  The Conversation
Dr Nick Megoran, Reader in Political Geography, argues that the present is being re-militarised by the way World War I is being commemorated.

Virtual reality can help people conquer their phobias

20 October 2014  The Guardian
The virtual reality training programs as a new therapy for youngsters with autism spectrum disorder, trialled at Newcastle University, have been highly successful.

Turning science fiction into science fact

20 October 2014  The Journal
Professor Chris Day talks about plans to create a 'Crick of the North'.

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