Press Releases in 2015

thumbnail Documentary practices to be explored at Newcastle conference

Documentary images capturing life in working class communities across the North East have inspired a two day event exploring how documentary filmmakers and photographers have responded to sweeping economic and political transformations since the 1970s.

published on: 3rd July 2015


thumbnail Muscular dystrophy expert's disappointment at drug refusal

A researcher who has helped develop a pioneering treatment has expressed her frustration after the drug has been turned down for early NHS funding.

published on: 3rd July 2015


thumbnail Mediwikis - student project wins enterprise award

A collaborative medical learning platform developed by Newcastle University students scooped a national entrepreneurship award.

published on: 3rd July 2015


thumbnail Rich ghettos: the rural housing crisis no one is talking about

Professor Mark Shucksmith writes in The Conversation about the need for more affordable rural housing. 

published on: 2nd July 2015


thumbnail Professor given prestigious national role

A leading Newcastle University academic has today been given a prestigious role at the National Institute for Health Research.

published on: 1st July 2015


thumbnail New film helps women facing breech birth make right decision

A new educational film is being launched to help pregnant women learn more about breech birth so that they can make informed decisions about the options available.

published on: 1st July 2015


thumbnail Aspirin cuts cancer rates in people with hereditary risk by more than half

Research has finally provided proof that taking a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in people with a family history of the disease by around 60 per cent.

published on: 1st July 2015


thumbnail Ageing in changing times focus of Newcastle conference

Leading experts on ageing from across the world will visit Newcastle for an annual conference focusing on how people are ageing in changing times.

published on: 29th June 2015


thumbnail Earthquake not to blame for Indonesian mud volcano

New research hopes to close the debate on whether a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia was triggered by an earthquake or had man-made origins.

published on: 29th June 2015


thumbnail Student voluntary work given boost

The voluntary work carried out by Newcastle University Students’ Union (NUSU) to improve the environment and help the community has been given £135,000.

published on: 26th June 2015


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