In the Media - Archive

PhD student scoops the job of his dreams in F1

01 May 2014  The Journal
Omid Mostaghimi, PhD student in power electronics at the University, has landed his dream job working in Formula 1 with Mercedes.

published on: 1st May 2014

‘Confusion Effect’ could be a Vital Step towards More Sustainable Method of Pest Control

30 April 2014  French Tribune
Further coverage ofNewcastle University research which found a combination of plant smells can be used as a harmless form of pest control.

published on: 30th April 2014

Lab animals stressed out by men, study finds

30 April 2014  National Geographic
Further coverage of Professor Paul Flecknell, Institute of Neuroscience, commenting on Canadian research to test  pain response in mice which found that mice that didn’t feel pain had been handled by male students.

published on: 30th April 2014

Hundreds head to regions' answer to TED

30 April 2014  The Journal, Business
Feature on the Thinking Digital conference, which begins with a series of workshops at Newcastle University Business School on 20 May ranging from how to reinvigorate meetings to learning how to print in 3D.

published on: 30th April 2014

¡Olá! and ¡Hola! to festival of hot rhythms

30 April 2014  The Journal
The ¡Vamos!festival, which is supported by the University and celebrates Spanish and Portuguese speaking cultures, has just been launched at the Toffee Factory in Newcastle. It will run from 6-22 June 2014.

published on: 30th April 2014

How to confuse whitefly into staying away from your plants

29 April 2014  Daily Telegraph
Newcastle University researchers have found a combination of plant smells can be used as a harmless form of pest control.

published on: 29th April 2014

The wonder of bees with Martha Kearney

29 April 2014  BBC 4
The presenter discusses the effects of neonicotinoid pesticides on bees with Dr Geraldine Wright. (clip starts at 09:30 into the programme)

published on: 29th April 2014

Male Scent Dulls Pain in Lab Mice

29 April 2014  Science Magazine
Professor Paul Flecknell, Institute of Neuroscience, comments on Canadian research to test  pain response in mice which found that mice that didn’t feel pain had been handled by male students.

published on: 29th April 2014

More are winning their battles

29 April 2014  The Journal, J2
A new study has shown that half of all cancer patients now survive for at least 10 years after being diagnosed. Includes mention of the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, which is based at Newcastle University.

published on: 29th April 2014

Battleships to Oil Pipes-UK's Newcastle in Manufacturing Revival

28 April 2014  Times of Malta
Feature about the revival of the Neptune shipyard and Newcastle University's £7 million centre for subsea and offshore engineering on the site. Includes an interview with Professor Nick Wright.

published on: 28th April 2014

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