In the Media

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.

University offers help to budding entrepreneurs

01 September 2014  The Journal
Today, Newcastle University is launching Founderships, a programme offering recent graduates advice, support and funding to help them commercialise their research.
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Going beyond the paperchase

01 September 2014  Singapore Business Times
Ehsan Mesbahi, Dean of Newcastle University Singapore, adds to the debate in the Singapore Business Times about employment and how universities can help provide relevant skills to industry employees.

Three-parent babies: good or bad?

31 August 2014  Sunday Telegraph
Prof Doug Turnbull comments on mitochondrial transfer research being carried out at Newcastle University which would give women with genetic disorders the chance to have healthy babies.

Childhood cancer survivors face risk of early death

30 August 2014  The Times
Includes comment from Prof Anthony Moorman, who has led a study which says 20% of children with the most common form of leukaemia may be successfully treated with less chemotherapy than currently prescribed.

The ethics of removing a child from hospital

29 August 2014 BBC Radio Five Live
Dr Simon Woods discusses the ethical issues around a situation such as that of  the family of Ashya King, who removed him from hospital against medical advice.

Heart defects

28 August 2014 Look North
The British Heart Foundation, which funds a lot of work at Newcastle University, is launching a new campaign to raise funds for research. Professor Deborah Henderson comments.

Professor in Food says 'people are going to be worried'

28 August 2014 ITV
Professor Lynne Frewer discusses prescription drugs being found on the production line at the Nestle factory in Fawdon.

Over-confident people fool others into believing they are smarter than they really are, finds study

27 August 2014 Telegraph
People with an inflated view of their own abilities are more likely to succeed at work - and could partially explain banking collapses and other disasters, according to new research from Newcastle University.

Gerty – a queen of the desert

26 August 2014 Journal
Feature on Gertrude Bell and her encounters with the Yezidi people during her time in the Middle East includes comment from Dr Mark Jackson, who oversees her archive in the Robinson Library.

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