In the Media - Archive

Funding blow for pioneering drug to help children

04 July 2015  The Journal
Professor Kate Bushby, who has been leading a trial of Translarna at the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, says the decision by NHS England to defer its decision on whether it will fund the pioneering treatment is ‘very disheartening’.  

published on: 6th July 2015

University sustainability centre gets the go-ahead

04 July 2015  The Journal
Planning permission has been approved for the £58m Urban Sciences Building, part of the Science Central site, which will bring together a range of research disciplines under one roof.

published on: 6th July 2015

To me, drawing is a way of exploring the possibilities of things you want to make

04 July 2015  The Journal
Antony Gormley talks about drawing, as ‘Space Stations’ – an exhibition of his drawings – comes to the Hatton Gallery. Among the other work also on show are drawings by Richard Talbot, head of Fine Art at Newcastle University. The show is part of the wider ‘drawing?’ programme taking place across the North East.

published on: 6th July 2015

Enterprising students win award

03 July 2015 The Journal Business
Entrepreneurial students Stuart Maitland and Alex Brown have won the national final of the Santander Universities Enterprise Awards for their Mediwikis collaborative revision website.

published on: 3rd July 2015

Traders' hormones 'increase risky behaviour'

03 July 2015 BBC News
Dr Richard Quinton comments briefly on research by Imperial College London that suggests raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets.

published on: 3rd July 2015

Rich ghettos: the rural housing crisis no one is talking about

03 July 2015 The Conversation
Professor Mark Shucksmith writes: As the internet explodes with articles focused on London, it’s is an ideal moment to take stock of the situation and ensure people in the countryside don’t get drowned out.

published on: 3rd July 2015

Doctor steps into 'breech' with new film about childbirth

02 July 2015 The Journal
Dr Rebecca Say, from Newcastle University's Institute of Health and Society, has launched a film to educate women about breech birth.

published on: 2nd July 2015

GP shortage

01 July 2015 BBC Tees
Dr Steve Jones comments on the range of specialities open to junior doctors in piece about the shortage of GPs.

published on: 1st July 2015

Missing staiths artwork

01 July 2015 The Journal
A new book on Professor of Contemporary Sculpture Wolfgang Weileder's project has placed Dunston Staiths in Gateshead centre stage in a national heritage debate.

published on: 1st July 2015

Earthquake didn't trigger Lusi mud volcano

30 June 2015 Nature.com
Research involving Prof Richard Davies, Newcastle University, suggests that an earthquake was not the trigger for a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia.

published on: 30th June 2015

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