Antibiotic resistance in the natural environment is rising despite tighter controls over our use of antibiotics in medicine and agriculture, Newcastle University scientists have found.
published on: 23rd December 2009
A have-a-go hero who was blinded in one eye in a chemical attack has got his sight, and life, back thanks to Newcastle experts using stem cell treatment.
published on: 22nd December 2009
A £1.85M project looking at ways of converting farm waste into energy has been given the green light.
published on: 17th December 2009
Many believe that 1950s cinema portrayed women as complacent, conservative housewives who liked nothing better than to rustle up a three-course meal for their hardworking husbands, but a new book has shown it was not so clear-cut.
published on: 16th December 2009
Farmers face more difficult trading conditions and possible bankruptcy in 2010 as the credit crunch catches up with the UK’s agriculture industry, a new report predicts.
published on: 15th December 2009
One of the longest ever studies into health involving over a thousand men and women from Newcastle is to be used to find new links between lifestyle and aging.
published on: 10th December 2009
The country’s Chief Medical Officer, Sir Liam Donaldson, has been inaugurated as the Chancellor of Newcastle University, conferring honorary degrees upon four people including football celebrity Alan Shearer.
published on: 7th December 2009
Pioneering research using human brain tissue removed from people suffering from epilepsy has opened the door to new treatments for the disease.
published on: 30th November 2009
An ancient herbal remedy has been shown to be as effective at relieving pain as an aspirin-style drug, Newcastle University scientists have found.
published on: 25th November 2009
Primary school children across the North East are being prepared for trips to the doctors by medical students armed with teddy bears.
published on: 24th November 2009