In the Media - Archive

Ebola: two children being tested for virus in Newcastle

29 November 2014  The Week
Dr Anjam Khan, Institute for Cell and Molecular Biosciences, comments on the two children being tested for Ebola at the RVI saying local people have nothing to fear from Newcastle being a test centre for the virus.

published on: 1st December 2014

Alive after Five project is hailed a big success

01 December 2014 The Journal
Prof Chris Brink says the benefits of extending shopping hours in Newcastle goes beyond simply economics, influencing both the look and feel of the city overall and making it a more attractive place for students.

published on: 1st December 2014

Borehole dry run was just that – but search for hot water will go on

29 November 2014 The Journal
Plans to heat Science Central from a hot water source beneath the site will not go ahead, but there are still opportunities to develop geothermal elsewhere in the region.

published on: 1st December 2014

The Buildings Show offers chance to connect

28 November 2014  Toronto Star
Professor Rachel Armstrong will be one of several thought leaders who will take part in a roundtable called “Game Changers: Architects on the Front Line of Innovation,” at the inaugural Buildings Show, the largest event in North America for those working in design, construction and property.

published on: 28th November 2014

Hype around cannabis as a treatment for cancer is undeserved

28 November 2014  The Conversation
Victoria Forster writes that despite considerable public interest, the data isn’t yet there to show that cannabinoids are an effective treatment option in cancer in humans.

published on: 28th November 2014

Are universities the engines of regional prosperity?

27 November 2014 Times Higher
George Osborne wants institutions to spur growth outside London, but not everyone thinks campuses can and should take on such a role. Emeritus Professor John Goddard is quoted.

published on: 27th November 2014

Without genes pilfered from bacteria, ticks would drop dead of the Lyme disease they carry

27 November 2014  Washington Post
Researchers across the US and UK, including Professor Waldemar Volmer,  have found that genes they thought were only present in bacteria are also inside more complex life forms — such as ticks and mites – who use these genes to produce a toxin to destroy competing bacteria.

published on: 27th November 2014

Are you ready to explore the digital public space?

27 November 2014  Times Higher
Creative exchange focuses on the new knowledge that is generated when academics work with industry offering a different take on academia/industry links. Quotes RA Simon Bowen and refers to The Creative Exchange, an initiative in partnership with Lancaster University and the Royal College of Art.

published on: 27th November 2014

Car inspired by cathedral wins praise in design world

27 November 2014  The Journal
Durham Cathedral-inspired concept car, which offers a 'living space on wheels', has been on show to the public at The Core, the first building to open on Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University’s £250m Science Central site.

published on: 27th November 2014

Funding green light a real fillip for Lindisfarne

26 November 2014  The Journal
Heritage Lottery Funding will assist the natural and historic features of Lindisfarne including plans to tag pale bellied brent geese with Newcastle University involvement.

published on: 26th November 2014

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