In the Media

Newcastle firm lands Gates fund cash for TB test device

30 October 2014  The Journal
Newcastle biotech firm, QuantuMDX,  has received support from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for development of a handheld device to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of TB. Includes comments from Professor Sir John Burn.

Venturefest North East results in offers to 14 businesses

30 October 2014  The Journal, Business
Funders and investors made offers to 14 businesses at the recent Venturefest North East event, which attracted over 500 people. The sell-out event was orchestrated by Newcastle Science City and featured innovation experts from Newcastle University and industry partners.

Lecturer’s film on chess for blind up for industry prize

29 October 2014  The Journal
Algorithms, a documentary made by Dr Ian McDonald about young blind chess players in India, has been nominated for a prestigious Grierson: British Documentary Award.

Advances made in links to disease

29 October 2014  Northern Echo
Researchers from Newcastle University have found a genetic link to kidney stones.

Journal Pay Fair campaign gathers momentum as North East businesses sign up to NIBE pledge

29 October 2014  The Journal
As part of the campaign, North East businesses are being encouraged to sign up to the Business Ethics Pledge created by the North East Institute of Business Ethics - an organisation that has the backing of Newcastle University Business School.

Singer songwriter Meghann Clancy has many strings to her tuneful bow

29 October 2014  The Journal
Article about the work and talent of the Newcastle University graduate.

Turntable talks

28 October 2014  Journal, Culture
An international conference at the University will put the history of the record labels in the spotlight. One Century of Record Labels: Mapping, Places, Stories and Communities of Sound takes place November 6 and 7 in the Devonshire Building.

Sunday Morning with…

26 October 2014  BBC Radio Scotland
Professor Jackie Leach Scully, PEALS Co-Director, comments on the ethics of recent moves by companies to provide financial support for women employees to freeze their eggs with the aim of having their children at a later stage in their careers. (listen from 1:04:48)

Studying role of aspirin in cancer fight

25 October 2014  The Journal
A pioneering clinical trial, looking at the benefits of aspirin to prevent bowel cancer in people at high risk of the illness and led by Prof John Burn from the University’s Institute of Genetic Medicine, has welcomed its first participants.

Live Well

27 October 2014  ITV Tyne Tees
Professor John Mathers talks about the Live Well project, which has looked at how people can stay healthier in retirement.

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