In the Media

Fiction to fact – trained bees are on the way in a mission to save our strawberries

15 March 2015  Sunday Telegraph
Dr Geraldine Wright is working with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew to train bees to help them grow difficult to pollinate plants such as strawberries more effectively.

No need for Ebola alarm says RVI health chief

14 March 2015  The Journal
Newcastle hospitals chief Sir Len Fenwick said visitors to the Royal Victoria Infirmary had "no need for alarm" after two military workers who came into contact with an Ebola patient were flown there for assessment. Dr Anjam Khan, Institute of Cell and Molecular Biosciences, also commented.

Recognition of a life less ordinary

14 March 2015  The Journal
Newcastle University lecturer Sandra Kerr talks about her life.

Genomes Project leads to first rare disease diagnoses

12 March 2015 100,000  Wired
Newcastle University and Hospitals worked together with Genomic England to analyse three men's genomes as part of the project's pilot scheme, Health Minister Jeremy Hunt has announced.

Valve maker's £10m subsea expansion

12 March 2015  Northern Echo
The new Neptune Technology Centre will be jointly owned by Newcastle University and BEL Valves, and provide six chambers simulating water depths up to 4,500 metres to test equipment, while delivering training and research.

Ale brewed by students christened Overdraught

12 March 2015  The Journal
The first ale from Newcastle University's student-run microbrewery, StuBrew, has been christened OverDraught.

Newcastle University pioneers DNA profiling treatment

11 March 2015  ITV
A new medical technique developed at Newcastle University uses a patient's DNA to diagnose rare conditions enabling doctors to personalise medical care.

North West Tonight

11 March 2015  BBC North West
Professor Richard Davies comments on the IGas shale gas deal with Switzerland's Ineos in a tie-up designed to expand IGas's exploration efforts. (Watch from 4:53)

Newcastle University student brewery launches first ale after beer taste survey

11 March 2015  The Journal
The first ale from Newcastle University’ student-run microbrewery, StuBrew, is now available at venues across the campus as well as external pubs.

Firm hopes to be industry pioneer with £10m project

11 March 2015  Northern Echo
Building work is about to start on the Neptune Technology Centre, a facility on the River Tyne jointly owned by Newcastle University and BEL Valves.

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