Press Releases in 2015

UK-wide autism database improving research

A database of families of children with autism spectrum disorder held at Newcastle University is shown to be a valuable foundation to improving research into the condition. 

published on: 4th September 2015


thumbnail Newcastle University spin-out secures six-figure investment

Life-science start-up Newcells Biotech Ltd has successfully secured seed investment to build a provision of products and services using stem cells for drug discovery and development. 

published on: 2nd September 2015


thumbnail How to get children to want to do maths outside the classroom

There are lots of ways to get children thinking about maths, Steve Humble aka Dr Maths, tells The Conversation. 

published on: 1st September 2015


thumbnail Rediscovering First World War heritage in North East communities

The impact of the First World War on communities across the North East will be explored at a special event.

published on: 1st September 2015


thumbnail ‘Kerplunk’ system slows the flow

A runoff and water quality project inspired by the childhood game Kerplunk is being used to slow the flow of water, reduce flood risk and improve water quality in a Northumberland river.

published on: 28th August 2015


thumbnail Could bacteria help protect our environment?

New insight into methanotrophs, bacteria that can oxidise methane, may help us develop an array of biotechnological applications that exploit methane and protect our environment from this potent greenhouse gas.

published on: 26th August 2015


thumbnail ‘Algorithms’ documentary shown across India

An award-winning documentary about India's young blind chess players has secured a general release in cinemas throughout the country.

published on: 25th August 2015


thumbnail Newcastle University appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor

Newcastle University has appointed Professor Julie Sanders to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS).

published on: 24th August 2015


thumbnail Could aspirin reverse increased cancer risk in overweight people?

Professor Sir John Burn writes for The Conversation to explain in detail the findings of a study showing that aspirin reduces the risk of cancer in those who are overweight with a family history of the disease.

published on: 21st August 2015


thumbnail Newcastle University appoints new Professor of Digital Humanities

Newcastle University has further bolstered its expertise in digital humanities with the appointment of Professor Richard Clay.

published on: 20th August 2015


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