Press Releases in 2015

thumbnail Scientists unravel the complex brain mechanisms responsible for tinnitus

Scientists have undertaken a unique study to help them unravel the complex brain mechanisms responsible for tinnitus.

published on: 23rd April 2015


thumbnail Study reveals alcoholic hepatitis treatments fail to keep patients alive

Leading experts are calling for urgent research into the prevention and treatment of alcoholic hepatitis as a major study reveals the only drugs used to treat the illness are not effective as currently used.

published on: 23rd April 2015


thumbnail Mountains warming faster, say scientists

An international team of scientists, including experts from Newcastle University, is calling for urgent and rigorous monitoring of temperature patterns in mountain regions after finding evidence that high elevations could be warming faster than previously thought.

published on: 23rd April 2015


thumbnail Folk to be reckoned with

The talents of Newcastle University’s Folk and Traditional Music graduates figured prominently at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

published on: 23rd April 2015


thumbnail Digging for data where coal was once hewn

A virtual cloud of computing power now covers land in Newcastle where coal wagons once ran and factory lines bottled one of the world’s favourite beers.

published on: 23rd April 2015


thumbnail Bees prefer nectar containing pesticides

Bees are attracted to nectar containing common pesticides, scientists at Newcastle University and Trinity College Dublin have discovered. This could increase their chances of exposure to high levels of pesticides. 

published on: 22nd April 2015


thumbnail Former Home Secretary joins academic experts to examine coalition impact

Former Home Secretary David Blunkett was among the guests discussing whether coalition government has become a permanent feature of the British political landscape, at a special event at Newcastle University.

published on: 22nd April 2015


thumbnail Almost a fifth of us still not eating ANY whole grains

Experts at Newcastle University are calling for the introduction of guidelines around the amount of whole grains we should be eating after it was revealed almost one in five of us are not eating any at all.

published on: 21st April 2015


thumbnail St George’s Day concert will raise funds for research centre

A special concert is being held in the region to help raise vital funds for an important Newcastle University service.

published on: 20th April 2015


thumbnail Open innovation opens the door to marine biotechnology in Oman

Using marine resources such as seaweeds, fish and microbes to develop new products for the healthcare, agriculture and other industries could hold the key to a more resilient economy in Oman, but only if a climate of open innovation exists, a ground-breaking study led by Newcastle University has concluded.

published on: 17th April 2015


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