In the Media - Archive

The Food We Eat - Superfoods: Fact or Fiction?

20 March 2015  Tonight, ITV
ITV’s Tonight Programme enlisted Newcastle University to test five women who agreed to eat two bowls of Canadian wild blueberries every day for 8 weeks. Includes comment from Professor Mark Birch-Machin.

published on: 20th March 2015

The Truth about sugar

20 March 2015  BBC 1
Journalist Fiona Phillips looks at the truth behind the recent headlines on sugar. Includes input from Professors Paula Moynihan and Mike Trenell.

published on: 20th March 2015

EPSRC gifts £65M to university research

20 March 2015  New Civil Engineer
Engineering research projects including research by Newcastle University into membrane material synthesis have received a cash boost from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).

published on: 20th March 2015

Dementia-friendly app to bring light to the darkness

20 March 2015  The Journal
A Trip Advisor-style app is being launched which allows carers to locate and rate dementia-friendly places. The digital device is the brainchild of Newcastle University expert Katie Brittain.

published on: 20th March 2015

Bionic eyes

20 March 2015  The Naked Scientist
Patrick Degenaar works in the groundbreaking field of neuro-prosthetics - devices or methods that can substitute motor, sensory or cognitive brain functions that might have been damaged as a result of an injury or a disease. He explains how these might work one day in the future.

published on: 20th March 2015

National Dental Health Survey

20 March 2015  BBC Radio 5 Live
Professor Jimmy Steele, one of the authors of the report, comments on the National Dental Health Survey. (listen from 2:16)

published on: 20th March 2015

A lesson in bias on private schools

19 March 2015  The Spectator
The ‘rigorous review’ for DFID of private education in poor countries is anything but, says Professor James Tooley,

published on: 20th March 2015

Silicon carbide based devices to protect aircraft electrical systems

19 March 2015  The Engineer
Newcastle University, in the role of design authority, is conducting electrical characterisation tests on a silicon carbide based device to protect aircraft electrical systems during electrical storms.

published on: 20th March 2015

Grant Winners

19 March 2015  Times Higher
Dr Lisa Garforth is the Newcastle lead on a collaborative project involving York, Aberystwyth and Newcastle Universities looking at  relationship between science, fiction and popular culture over the course of the long technological 20th century (1887-2007).

published on: 20th March 2015

£10m to help Science Central stop flood hell

19 March 2015  The Journal
The investment will help pay for a state-of-the-art facility to test new flood defence technologies for cities around the world

published on: 20th March 2015

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