In the Media

Spider pesticide agrees with bees

05 June 2014  The Star Phoenix
Further coverage of research at Newcastle University which has combined venom from the Australian funnel-web spider and lectin from snowdrops to create a “bio-pesticide”.

What are the top universities to study art and design in 2014?

05 June 2014  Huffington Post
Newcastle University is ranked fourth in the country for art and design, according to the Complete University Guide.

British scientific panel backs potential ‘3 parent’ IVF babies

05 June 2014  Fox News
Further coverage of a scientific review of the advanced form of IVF developed at Newcastle University.

Scientists find a pesticide that doesn't harm bees

04 June 2014  Daily Telegraph
Researchers at Newcastle University have combined venom from the Australian funnel-web spider and lectin from snowdrops to create a “bio-pesticide”.

Why babies from three people?

04 June 2014  BBC online
A scientific review suggests the advanced form of IVF developed at Newcastle University should be safe and if regulations are changed, it will then be down to the HFEA to allow individual clinics to proceed. However, the organisation says the science is not yet ready and has called for more tests which could take until 2016.

Unravelling taste genes could help us eat healthily

04 June 2014  New Scientist
Professor John Mathers contributes to a story looking at whether a personalised diet using genetic information may lead to greater success in those needing to lose weight.

Lunchtime concert brings music into heart of the town

04 June 2014  The Journal
Students from Newcastle University's International Centre for Music Studies will perform on Gateshead's High Street today. They are also organising the  ICMus Summer Music Festival which takes place from 9-13 June.

Free online course explores heritage of Hadrian's Wall

04 June 2014  The Journal
Further coverage of a free online course launched by Newcastle University.
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The Disney effect

04 June 2014  Northern Echo
Dr Joan Hervey comments on a story about problems created by the demand for merchandise connected with Disney films.

Network set to support rural firms

04 June 2014  Northern Echo
The CRE at Newcastle University has pledged its support for the creation of a rural network to help boost business.

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