In the Media - Archive

Simple blood test could prevent hundreds of birth defects

30 July 2014  Daily Express
Article about researchers finding a way to measure the concentration of "folate" – a form of vitamin B – in the blood of pregnant women mentions Newcastle University research suggesting that synthetic folic acid is not processed by the body in the same way as folates found naturally.

published on: 30th July 2014

Survivor Chris backs children's cancer centre

30 July 2014  The Journal
The chairman of the North of England Children's Cancer Research charity, Chris Peacock, speaks of his own recovery from childhood cancer. Now his charity is one of the partners behind the Future Fund which aims to establish the Newcastle University Centre for Childhood Cancer.

published on: 30th July 2014

App brings hall's past back to life

30 July 2014  The Journal
Developed by Newcastle University, a new app-game is encouraging families to explore the 19th Century Belsay Hall in a whole new way.

published on: 30th July 2014

Reflections recruits university interns

30 July 2014  The Journal
Four students from Newcastle University are helping develop much-anticipated video games, thanks to an internship scheme. No url but see press release.

published on: 30th July 2014

Blaming working-class parents for inequality lets our rampantly unequal society off the hook

30 July 2014  The Conversation
Dr Stephanie Lawler and PhD student Jacqueline Close argue that social inequalities rather than bad parenting are more likely to be the root causes of a lack of social mobility.

published on: 30th July 2014

HIV – we can face it together

29 July 2014  The Journal, J2
Music lecturer Paul Attinello talks frankly about living with HIV and setting up the Patient Participation Team, a support group for people living with the disease in the North East.

published on: 29th July 2014

Readers' Lives: Frances Spalding

29 July 2014  The Journal, Culture Magazine
Frances Spalding selects five of the most memorable books she's read so far.

published on: 29th July 2014

Green dream for the region's parks

28 July 2014  The Journal
The University's city centre campus has received a Green Flag Award – one of only 11 universities in the UK to do so.

published on: 28th July 2014

Barnacles 'could help surgeons'

28 July 2014  Metro
New research reveals how barnacle larvae release an oily droplet to clear the water from surfaces before sticking down using a phosphoprotein adhesive. No url but see press release.

published on: 28th July 2014

Time to let us grow – and not organic farming

28 July 2014  The Journal
North East landowners Lord Curry and Viscount Ridley have called on the government to stop 'wasting money on organic crops'. Includes mention of the recent Newcastle University study which showed higher levels of anti-oxidants in organic food.

published on: 28th July 2014

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