Press Releases in 2014

thumbnail Organic vs non-organic food

An international team of experts led by Newcastle University has shown that organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown ones.

published on: 11th July 2014


thumbnail Newcastle University honours Bryan Ferry CBE

Legendary musician Bryan Ferry returned to the North East today to receive an honorary degree from Newcastle University.

published on: 11th July 2014


thumbnail Student designed stargazing pavilion opens

A new pavilion for stargazers to enjoy the darkest night skies in England has been unveiled in a Northumberland village.

published on: 11th July 2014


thumbnail University rowers cruise to gold at the Henley Royal Regatta

Newcastle University’s men’s coxed four crew won the Prince Albert Challenge Cup at the Henley Royal Regatta after beating Harvard University in the final.

published on: 9th July 2014


thumbnail Maths adds up for world record treasure hunt

Newcastle and Gateshead’s Quayside will be teeming with school children today (Wednesday 9 July) as they gather to take part in a Guinness world record attempt treasure hunt.

published on: 9th July 2014


thumbnail Sir Liam Donaldson re-appointed as Chancellor

Newcastle University has announced the re-appointment of Professor Sir Liam Donaldson as its Chancellor for a second term.

published on: 8th July 2014


thumbnail Rare disease needs more resource

Experts have called for more money to be made available for research into treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), after a new study revealed the full cost of the disease to UK society.

published on: 7th July 2014


thumbnail Businesses risk missing out on potential of ageing population

A world leading academic has warned that businesses risk missing out on a significant growth opportunity if they fail to recognise the potential a rapidly ageing population presents.

published on: 7th July 2014


thumbnail Fresh insight into elusive author

A new exhibition about Virginia Woolf opening this week aims to bring us closer to this elusive and paradoxical figure.

published on: 7th July 2014


thumbnail Robot research gives hope to stroke patients

A major new research programme using robot assisted training to hep stroke patients regain movement in their affected arm has been launched.

published on: 4th July 2014


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