In the Media

Region's hope for procedure

30 January 2015  BBC Look North
Further coverage of the study which shows that almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children. Watch from 13:14’

Church of England calls for delay over three parent babies claiming it would be irresponsible to rush through laws

30 January 2015 Daily Mail
The Church of England has entered the debate on IVF-based techniques developed at Newcastle University.

The man of true moment

30 January 2015  The Journal, J2
Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral. Includes comment from Dr Martin Farr.

14 Alternative Things To Do In Newcastle

30 January 2015  Buzzfeed
Second on the list is the Insights Public Lectures series at Newcastle University.

IVF could help prevent transfer of cell mutations

29 January 2015  The Independent
Almost 2,500 UK women of child-bearing age are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children. They can potentially benefit from the IVF-based techniques developed at Newcastle University by the teams of Professors Doug Turnbull and Mary Herbert.

It’s astonishing what children can learn with their heads in the cloud

29 January 2015  Times Higher Education
Professor Sugata Mitra’s $1 million TED prize helps fund self-organised learning environments worldwide.

Council chairman to get on his bike in aid of research

29 January 2015  The Journal
The Chairman of Newcastle University's ruling body is to bike 700km to mark his 60th birthday and raise funds for ageing research.
No url, but see press release.

Thinking Allowed

29 January 2015  BBC Radio 4
Professor Anoop Nayak discusses how poor youngsters resist the social stigma attached to negative labels. Listen from 01.59’

Great North Museum's storage area in Newcastle has become an attraction in itself

29 January 2015  The Journal
Between 750,000 and one million items are stored at the GNM Resource centre on Tyneside - and visitors are welcome to tour it.

Forty artistes, three days, thousands of fans…it must be the Radio 6 Music Festival

28 January 2015  The Journal
Lauren Laverne announced Tyneside as the location of this year's BBC Radio 6 Music Festival during her live show from the Student's Union yesterday, which included guest appearances by Kathryn Tickell, folk music students, and alumni Maximo Park.

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