In the Media

Microbial Spores Help Scientists Trace Distribution Patterns

18 December 2014  Wired
Dr. China Hanson, Dr. Casey Hubert and colleagues have found new evidence that is helping to unravel the distribution patterns of microbes across the planet.

Sage Gateshead celebrates 10 years of performing arts

18 December 2014  BBC online
Mark Tewdwr Jones, professor of town planning, said the Sage, which is 10 years old this week, is "loved" by visitors.

Oil prices have nosedived – why aren’t airfares doing the same?

18 December 2014   The Conversation
Dr Volodymyr Bilotkach gives an overview of the influences on air fares and airline operating expenses.

Engineers institute welcomes 11 fellows

17 December 2014  Northern Echo, Business
Prof Stephanie Glendinning has just been awarded a fellowship - the highest grade of membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) North East.

Sorry, but being slim may be no defence against diabetes

16 December 2014  Daily Mail
A ground-breaking study reveals that seemingly healthy-weight people can have a high amount of fat in their internal organs and this can trigger type 2 Diabetes, indicating a personal fat threshold.

New study brings hope

16 December 2014  The Barbados Advocate
A new study has been launched in the Caribbean to tackle Type 2 diabetes, building on the work of Professor Roy Taylor who is providing scientific leadership for the study.

Foods rich in selenium could reduce cancer risk

16 December 2014  The Journal
Eating foods such as Brazil nuts, seafood and egg yolk could help reduce your chances of developing cancer, according to a study jointly led by Newcastle University, the International Agency for research on Cancer and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.
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North research team raises emissions fears

16 December 2014  Northern Echo
Traditional methods of modelling traffic pollution could be under-estimating emissions by as much as 60 per cent, according to Newcastle University researchers.

Robot puts learning in pupils’ hands

16 December 2014  Northern Echo
Youngsters in County Durham shared ideas and sought advice from a robot as part of a project to encourage independent learning. The robot is the latest development in School in the Cloud, a concept devised by Professor Sugata Mitra

The truth behind the headlines

13 December 2014  Northern Echo, Weekend
Newcastle University's study into the benefits of organic food is part of a feature looking at how health food research often gives conflicting advice.

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