Press Releases in 2014

thumbnail Potential new drug for childhood leukaemia

Nearly 40% of children with leukaemia whose disease returns after treatment could benefit from a drug designed to treat colon, skin and ling cancer. 

published on: 23rd September 2014


thumbnail Securing our energy networks

A state-of-the-art laboratory that will allow researchers to put the electricity grid through its paces – simulating events such as power cuts due to severe weather – is being launched today at Newcastle University.

published on: 23rd September 2014


thumbnail Teaching method is a recipe for success

Researchers at Newcastle University have cooked up a new way to teach modern languages.

published on: 22nd September 2014


thumbnail Barbour Foundation donates £1 million to Future Fund

The Future Fund campaign has taken a significant step closer to its goal of establishing a specialist children’s cancer research facility at Newcastle University after receiving a £1 million donation from the Barbour Foundation. 

published on: 22nd September 2014


thumbnail Connecting up language learning

Newcastle University is to help language teachers access support and advice to meet the needs of the new national curriculum, thanks to the ALL Connect project.

published on: 19th September 2014


thumbnail Newcastle receives special investment to boost research

The Universities of Newcastle and Durham have both been awarded Impact Acceleration Accounts worth £1.3m by the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC).

published on: 17th September 2014


thumbnail Newcastle in world's top one percent

A global survey of universities published today has confirmed Newcastle as being in the top 1% in the world.

published on: 16th September 2014


thumbnail David Burn appointed Parkinson's UK Clinical Director

Newcastle University neurologist Professor David Burn has been appointed as Clinical Director of Parkinson's UK, in a bid to drive forward urgent improvements to the standard of care for people with Parkinson's.

published on: 12th September 2014


thumbnail Reading crisis facing UK's children

One and a half million children will reach the age of 11 unable to ‘read well’ by 2025 unless urgent action is taken to tackle the reading crisis facing Britain’s pupils, according to new research.

published on: 8th September 2014


thumbnail Free online course explores the risks of falling

Newcastle University is launching a new free online course to help people learn how to prevent falls and injury. 

published on: 8th September 2014


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