In the Media

The Buildings Show offers chance to connect

28 November 2014  Toronto Star
Professor Rachel Armstrong will be one of several thought leaders who will take part in a roundtable called “Game Changers: Architects on the Front Line of Innovation,” at the inaugural Buildings Show, the largest event in North America for those working in design, construction and property.

Hype around cannabis as a treatment for cancer is undeserved

28 November 2014  The Conversation
Victoria Forster writes that despite considerable public interest, the data isn’t yet there to show that cannabinoids are an effective treatment option in cancer in humans.

Are universities the engines of regional prosperity?

27 November 2014 Times Higher
George Osborne wants institutions to spur growth outside London, but not everyone thinks campuses can and should take on such a role. Emeritus Professor John Goddard is quoted.

Without genes pilfered from bacteria, ticks would drop dead of the Lyme disease they carry

27 November 2014  Washington Post
Researchers across the US and UK, including Professor Waldemar Volmer,  have found that genes they thought were only present in bacteria are also inside more complex life forms — such as ticks and mites – who use these genes to produce a toxin to destroy competing bacteria.

Are you ready to explore the digital public space?

27 November 2014  Times Higher
Creative exchange focuses on the new knowledge that is generated when academics work with industry offering a different take on academia/industry links. Quotes RA Simon Bowen and refers to The Creative Exchange, an initiative in partnership with Lancaster University and the Royal College of Art.

Car inspired by cathedral wins praise in design world

27 November 2014  The Journal
Durham Cathedral-inspired concept car, which offers a 'living space on wheels', has been on show to the public at The Core, the first building to open on Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University’s £250m Science Central site.

Funding green light a real fillip for Lindisfarne

26 November 2014  The Journal
Heritage Lottery Funding will assist the natural and historic features of Lindisfarne including plans to tag pale bellied brent geese with Newcastle University involvement.

When to Book Your Plane Ticket: A Guide

26 November 2014  The Atlantic
Further coverage of Dr Volodomir Bilotkach's co-written blog on what has been learned from tracking airfare's seemingly inscrutable fluctuations.

Centre is named after Lord Walton

25 November 2014  The Journal
The John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, which is part of the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University, officially adopted its new name yesterday.

A world leader on the banks of the Tyne

25 November 2014  The Journal
A UK first in sub-sea engineering is planned for the bank of the River Tyne as part of a multi-million pound regeneration deal, which is backed by Newcastle University and the North East Local Enterprise Partnership.

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