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Afternoon Edition

21 October 2014  BBC Radio 5
The Commons Science and Technology Committee will be hearing evidence later this week about the IVF treatment preventing mitochondrial disease, which was pioneered at Newcastle University. Professor Doug Turnbull is a part of a panel of guests discussing the technique. (Clips starts at 39 minutes.)

published on: 21st October 2014

We need a completely new approach to caring for older people

21 October 2014  The Independent
An article by Carol Jagger, Professor of Epidemiology of Ageing, about the need to rethink the structure of how we care for the older people in our society.

published on: 21st October 2014

Newcastle University to launch new degree course in Film and Media studies

21 October 2014  India Education Diary
An overview of the University’s Film: Theory and Practice MA degree. Also features a discussion about Dr Ian McDonald’s documentary  "Algorithms".  

published on: 21st October 2014

Celebrate the truces – because World War I must not be an excuse for militarism

20 October 2014  The Conversation
Dr Nick Megoran, Reader in Political Geography, argues that the present is being re-militarised by the way World War I is being commemorated.

published on: 20th October 2014

Virtual reality can help people conquer their phobias

20 October 2014  The Guardian
The virtual reality training programs as a new therapy for youngsters with autism spectrum disorder, trialled at Newcastle University, have been highly successful.

published on: 20th October 2014

Turning science fiction into science fact

20 October 2014  The Journal
Professor Chris Day talks about plans to create a 'Crick of the North'.

published on: 20th October 2014

Hearing loss blamed on childhood illness

20 October 2014  Northern Echo
New research from the Thousand Family red spot study has found that those who suffered serious childhood illnesses are more likely to be deaf in older age.

published on: 20th October 2014

Talks to sustain imagination

18 October 2014  The Journal
PhD students will give talks this month on sustainability.

published on: 20th October 2014

Former patient plans cancer research centre

18 October 2014  The Journal
A former patient of Newcastle University's Northern Institute for Cancer Research is planning to start a career in cancer research.

published on: 20th October 2014

Frank Cottrell Boyce: schools are destroying the power of stories

17 October 2014  The Guardian
An edited exact from Frank Cottrell Boyce's Fickling Lecture where the author argues that the transformative power of reading is under threat in an education system obsessed with targets and literacy.

published on: 17th October 2014

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