In the Media

Alginates

06 September 2014  The One Show
Dr Matt Wilcox talks about his work on alginates, which could be added to bread to help people absorb less fat. (From about four minutes into programme)

New chapter in cancer fight

06 September 2014  The Journal
Bill Bryson is the latest high profile figure to lend support to Newcastle University's Future Fund by hosting and speaking at the launch of Children's Cancer Research Week on 19 Sept.

The appliance of sports science for university

06 September 2014  The Journal
Newcastle University is launching a new degree in Exercise Biomedicine from next year which will highlight how exercise protects our bodies against disease and promotes healthy ageing.

Investment to beat dementia

06 September 2014  The Journal
Raj Kalaria, professor of neuropathology at Newcastle University, has welcomed a £70,000 investment by Alzheimer's Research UK in the Newcastle Network Centre.

MP's debate use of 'three parent DNA' treatment

02 September 2014  Newsnight
Documentary about a mitochondrial technique developed at Newcastle University, plus coverage of a debate in Parliament last night about the issue. (from 31 mins into programme)

Michael Brick obituary

02 September 2014  The Guardian
Prof Frances Spalding remembers the inspirational Newcastle lecturer and artist Michael Brick, who died last month from a heart attack.

Time to cross the border

02 September 2014  The Journal
Dr Alistair Clark comments on a petition launched to join the North East to an independent Scotland.

Prof tackles 10th GNR to help fund his own research

02 September 2014  The Journal
John Isaacs, professor of clinical rheumatology and Director of the Institute of Cellular Medicine at Newcastle University, will be taking part in the Great North Run for the 10th time in the hope of raising £3,000 for Arthritis Research UK.

Don’t let anyone else have to go through our pain

01 September 2014  The Journal
A North East mother who has lost seven children to a devastating inherited disease has issued a plea to MPs to back ground-breaking IVF research developed at Newcastle University which successfully allows the transfer of DNA between two human eggs.

Scots crooks could face lie detector tests

01 September 2014  Daily Express Scotland
Prof Don Grubin comments on plans to bring polygraph testing to the Scottish justice system. As part of a trial, police in England and Wales are currently testing paedophiles and other sex offenders after they are released from prison.

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