Press Releases in 2014

thumbnail Christmas in Newcastle for international students

UK and international students staying in Newcastle during Christmas and New Year are being given a chance to meet up and take part in a diverse range of activities this festive period.

published on: 22nd December 2014


thumbnail Old photos shed light on the Antarctic

Aerial photos from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

published on: 20th December 2014


thumbnail Newcastle University ranked 16th in UK for global research power

An independent assessment of UK university research quality published today has confirmed Newcastle University’s position as one of the most powerful research universities in the country and the most powerful in the North East.

published on: 18th December 2014


thumbnail Change in law for pioneering IVF technique one step closer

Newcastle scientists have welcomed the news that a pioneering IVF-based technique they are developing to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases is one step closer to be available.

published on: 17th December 2014


thumbnail North East primed to access two billion European ageing fund

The North East is in prime position to benefit from a 2.1bn Euros funding pot to boost its world-leading research into ageing as part of a new European consortium.

published on: 16th December 2014


thumbnail New findings in the link between selenium and cancer

Higher levels of selenium are associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research* published in the International Journal of Cancer.

published on: 16th December 2014


thumbnail Vote now for Maryport's 'mystery monuments'

An archaeological dig investigating Roman ‘mystery monuments’ in Cumbria has been nominated for one of the prestigious Current Archaeology magazine awards.

published on: 15th December 2014


thumbnail Sex differences in idiotic behaviour

The theory that men are idiots and often do stupid things is backed up by a study published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal.

published on: 12th December 2014


thumbnail Stop-start driving in city centres creates higher pollution levels

Traditional methods of modelling traffic pollution could be under-estimating emissions by as much as 60%, particularly in areas where congestion occurs for a large part of the day, a team at Newcastle University has concluded.

published on: 12th December 2014


thumbnail Catherine Cookson supports the Hatton Gallery

The Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust has given a significant donation to the Hatton Gallery.

published on: 11th December 2014


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