In the Media

Green dream for the region's parks

28 July 2014  The Journal
The University's city centre campus has received a Green Flag Award – one of only 11 universities in the UK to do so.

Barnacles 'could help surgeons'

28 July 2014  Metro
New research reveals how barnacle larvae release an oily droplet to clear the water from surfaces before sticking down using a phosphoprotein adhesive. No url but see press release.

Time to let us grow – and not organic farming

28 July 2014  The Journal
North East landowners Lord Curry and Viscount Ridley have called on the government to stop 'wasting money on organic crops'. Includes mention of the recent Newcastle University study which showed higher levels of anti-oxidants in organic food.

The organic debate: still a hot potato

26 July 2014  Telegraph, Weekend
Further coverage of the research by Newcastle University to investigate the potential benefits of organically-grown food.

'Unruly Places' is a guide to weird, ruined and wonderful spots

25 July 2014 Los Angeles Times
A review of Professor Alastair Bonnet's book 'Unruly Places'.

The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform

24 July 2014 Radio Four
Prof Helen Berry, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, discusses political life in Georgian times.

No bigger cancer risk at Sellafield

24 July 2014 Journal
Researchers from Newcastle University and Oxford University have found that children, teenagers and young adults who live near the Sellafield and Dounreay nuclear plants are not at an increased risk of developing cancer. 

North unis aiming for a broader social mix

24 July 2014 Journal
Newcastle University is sending its students into schools across the city to search out academic potential and create a better social mix on campus. This initiative has been highlighted by the Office for Fair Access (OFFA) as a shining example of how universities can help to raise aspirations and attainment among those with the talent to benefit from higher education.

Worm neuron hack to probe the mysteries of our brains

24 July 2014 New Scientist
Dr Mark Cunningham from the Institute of Neuroscience comments on research where nematode worms were given extra neural connections, changing the way they respond to salt and smells.

Health fears over Government plans to put folic acid in bread

23 July 2014 Express
A study by Newcastle University shows synthetic folic acid is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates which are found in green vegetables

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