In the Media - Archive

Learning comes to life at Newcastle University

5 August 2015 Jakarta Post
Sven, a simulated patient, used for special medical training purposes, has become a central part of the learning experience at NUMed.

published on: 5th August 2015

Fishing for memories of a once-thriving industry

4 August 2015 The Journal
According to Prof Geoffrey Hackett, as much as half of Viagra prescribed to men will not work alone because the real problem is low testosterone. Cites a Newcastle University study which indicated that NHS prescriptions for testosterone replacement increased by nearly 90% between 2000 and 2010.

published on: 4th August 2015

Controversial gene therapy might help women have healthy children

4 August 2015 Washington Post online
Discusses the IVF technique, developed at Newcastle University, which can help women with problematic DNA give birth to healthy babies.  Although combining material from the eggs of two different women might help an estimated 12,000 American women have healthy children, the procedure is not allowed in the United States.

published on: 4th August 2015

It's not Viagra he needs... it's testosterone: Many think little blue pills are all it takes for a flagging love life. But new research suggests otherwise

4 August 2015 Daily Mail
According to Prof Geoffrey Hackett, as much as half of Viagra prescribed to men will not work alone because the real problem is low testosterone. Cites a Newcastle University study which indicated that NHS prescriptions for testosterone replacement increased by nearly 90% between 2000 and 2010.

published on: 4th August 2015

The man who speaks 32 languages - and counting

4 August 2015 New Statesman online
Scientific studies have yet to show conclusively that talented language learners are born, not made. Vivian Cook, Emeritus Professor of applied linguistics, is quoted.

published on: 4th August 2015

Love or money? High tuition fees lead students to vocational degrees

4 August 2015 The Guardian
Fear of debt and competition for jobs have led more university students to apply for courses such as business studies, rather than following their passion. Newcastle University student, Bradley Smith, talks about his decision to pursue a degree in Marketing.

published on: 4th August 2015

The 'granny cloud': the network of volunteers helping poorer children learn

3 August 2015 The Observer
Prof Sugata Mitra is carrying out a global experiment into SOLE (self organised learning environments) which includes a network of online mediators ('grannies') who encourage the children to learn.

published on: 3rd August 2015

Internet learning boosts performance by seven years, Sugata Mitra study finds

3 August 2015 TES Online
Research carried out by Prof Sugata Mitra at a school in Gateshead has shown that primary school children can answer GCSE questions by using the Internet in groups.

published on: 3rd August 2015

Newcastle University MBA Business Excellence scholarships

3 August 2015 The Hindu and New Indian Express
£7,500 scholarships are available to high-achieving international students entering select full time MBA programmes in 2015. 

published on: 3rd August 2015

£750,000 for experts to help cure throat problems

1 August 2015 The Journal
Experts from Newcastle University have been awarded more than £750,000 to look into whether new tablet can ease the pain of those with long-standing throat problems.

published on: 1st August 2015

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