In the Media - Archive

'Three parent' Newcastle University medical technique is given go ahead by House of Lords

25 February 2015  BBC News
Britain has become the first country in the world to permit the use of IVF-based techniques, pioneered by scientists at Newcastle University, to prevent incurable genetic diseases being passed from mother to child.

published on: 25th February 2015

Organic food back on the menu after sales surge of £1.4million a WEEK as the market recovers from cost-of-living squeeze

25 February 2015  Daily Mail
Organic food is seeing a revival with sales up £1.4million a week amid evidence of nutritional benefits. Mentions landmark research led by Professor Carlo Leifert, which showed organic fruit, vegetables and cereals were up to 69per cent higher in a number of key antioxidants.

published on: 25th February 2015

Bionic hand: how does it work?

25 February 2015  ITV Tyne Tees
Further coverage of the bionic hand, being developed at Newcastle University, that could help the victims of accidents.

published on: 25th February 2015

Students bid to impress at Greggs Challenge

25 February 2015  The Journal, Business
Students from Newcastle University are competing with teams from Northumbria and Sunderland universities to impress bosses at Greggs.

published on: 25th February 2015

Development will bring city good fortune

25 February 2015  The Journal
Cities Minister Greg Clark and Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University Professor Chris Brink mark the formal opening of the Science Central site.

published on: 25th February 2015

'Sting' fall-out fans flames in debate over MPs' salaries

25 February 2015  The Journal
Dr Martin Farr offers comment on whether or not MPs' salaries influence the offering of services to private companies.

published on: 25th February 2015

Behaviour study shows rats know how to repay kindness

25 February 2015  The Conversation
Dr Gilbert Roberts, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Neuroscience, discusses a study which has shown that Norway rats reciprocate help according to the quality of help they received.

published on: 25th February 2015

Newcastle University to open London campus

24 February 2015  Times Higher
Plans for a London branch campus teaching 1,200 students have been announced by Newcastle University.

published on: 24th February 2015

Newcastle University bionic limb project gets £1.4m boost

24 February 2015  BBC World News
Research being led by scientists at Newcastle University could result in a new generation of bionic limbs.

published on: 24th February 2015

Throwaway Society

24 February 2015  Discovery, BBC World Service
How can manufacturers of the world supply the growing demand for consumer products without breaking the planet's bank of natural resources? Looking at the CLEVER project, the programme includes comment from Dr Ben Bridgens. (listen from 9:47 for the whole piece, from 11:17 for Dr Bridgens)

published on: 24th February 2015

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