Press Releases in 2015

thumbnail Two and a half thousand women could benefit from mitochondrial donation in the UK

Almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children, according to the most recent estimates published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

published on: 28th January 2015


thumbnail Public lectures to provide Insights into the Islamic State, Everyday Sexism and more

The creation of the ‘Islamic State’ and ongoing destabilisation of large parts of the Middle East will be the focus of the first in the spring programme of Insights public lectures. 

published on: 26th January 2015


thumbnail Newcastle University chairman takes on a charity challenge in the Alps

It’s not how everyone would want to mark their 60th birthday, but Mark I’Anson - Newcastle University’s Chair of Council – today (Friday 23rd) is launching a fundraising drive that will see him embark on a 700km bike ride to highlight the benefits of exercise in later life.

published on: 23rd January 2015


thumbnail New study finds UK failing adults with life-limiting condition

Adults in the UK with Duchenne muscular dystrophy are being failed on critical medical checks that could lengthen their lives, according to research published by Newcastle University.

published on: 22nd January 2015


thumbnail Premier League green ranking for Newcastle University

Newcastle University is ranked in the Premier League of green universities, a new study reveals.

published on: 20th January 2015


thumbnail A beacon of urban innovation

Initial plans for Newcastle University’s £58 million Urban Sciences Building are being unveiled today ahead of a public consultation this evening.

published on: 14th January 2015


thumbnail Bees inspire flagship School in the Cloud lab

When Prof Sugata Mitra won the 2013 TED Prize, he wished to design the future of learning by building a School in the Cloud.

published on: 13th January 2015


thumbnail Free online course fuels entrepreneurial thinking

Budding entrepreneurs across the globe looking to grow their ideas are being given the keys to a virtual shed where their entrepreneurial passion can bloom into reality.

published on: 12th January 2015


thumbnail Safeguarding heritage exhibition

An exhibition encouraging the protection of traditional cultural heritage, expressions and products under threat is on show at the Great North Museum: Hancock from 10 January until 1 February 2015.

published on: 12th January 2015


thumbnail New Year: New School Food Standards in North East schools

Children in the North East will be enjoying healthy, tasty and exciting school meals thanks to a new set of standards introduced this month.

published on: 9th January 2015


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