In the Media - Archive

Skin cancer: Painkillers linked to reduced risk

19 December 2014  BBC online
Emeritus Professor Brian Diffey comments unenthusiastically on an Australian analysis of studies to date  which suggests that common drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen may help protect against some forms of skin cancer.

published on: 22nd December 2014

Analysis REF 2020: what to expect

18 December 2014  Research Fortnight
Dr Pauline Addis, FMS, suggests that 2020 entries should demonstrate that impact has moved on in the intervening years and that the 20-year cut-off point for impact case studies is too short as it can limit submissions. (Please scroll to p14)

published on: 22nd December 2014

Jonathan Miles Show

18 December 2014  BBC Radio Newcastle
Dr Claire Lomax explains OCD to listeners. (Listen from 10:23)

published on: 21st December 2014

Three parent babies given green light by government

18 December 2014  Daily Telegraph
Controversial laws to allow three parents babies will be voted on by Parliament and could come into force next year. Scientists at Newcastle University, who developed one of the techniques, have welcomed the move.

published on: 18th December 2014

The dangerous chemicals contained in legal highs that are available at pocket-money prices

18 December 2014  ITV
Professor Simon Thomas comments on the toxicity of "legal highs" after samples were analysed.

published on: 18th December 2014

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.

published on: 18th December 2014

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.

published on: 18th December 2014

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.

published on: 18th December 2014

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.

published on: 17th December 2014

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.

published on: 16th December 2014

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