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Coverage of the Newcastle University technique ahead of the House of Commons vote on mitochondrial therapy

31 January 2015 Telegraph; The Hindu; Daily Mail; Independent; BBC; Guardian

Technology in schools: Future changes in classrooms

31 January 2015 BBC
Technology has the power to transform how people learn - but walk into some classrooms and you could be forgiven for thinking you were entering a time warp. Features Professor Sugata Mitra’s School in the Cloud project.


Region's hope for procedure

30 January 2015  BBC Look North
Further coverage of the study which shows that almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children. Watch from 13:14’

Church of England calls for delay over three parent babies claiming it would be irresponsible to rush through laws

30 January 2015 Daily Mail
The Church of England has entered the debate on IVF-based techniques developed at Newcastle University.

The man of true moment

30 January 2015  The Journal, J2
Experts give their views on former Prime Minister Winston Churchill on the 50th anniversary of his state funeral. Includes comment from Dr Martin Farr.

14 Alternative Things To Do In Newcastle

30 January 2015  Buzzfeed
Second on the list is the Insights Public Lectures series at Newcastle University.

IVF could help prevent transfer of cell mutations

29 January 2015  The Independent
Almost 2,500 UK women of child-bearing age are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children. They can potentially benefit from the IVF-based techniques developed at Newcastle University by the teams of Professors Doug Turnbull and Mary Herbert.

It’s astonishing what children can learn with their heads in the cloud

29 January 2015  Times Higher Education
Professor Sugata Mitra’s $1 million TED prize helps fund self-organised learning environments worldwide.

Council chairman to get on his bike in aid of research

29 January 2015  The Journal
The Chairman of Newcastle University's ruling body is to bike 700km to mark his 60th birthday and raise funds for ageing research.
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Thinking Allowed

29 January 2015  BBC Radio 4
Professor Anoop Nayak discusses how poor youngsters resist the social stigma attached to negative labels. Listen from 01.59’

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