Press Releases in 2011

thumbnail Cast your vote for OPAL

The Open Air Laboratories project (OPAL) is a semi-finalist in the National Lottery Awards 2011 and needs North East support to be in with a chance of winning.

published on: 15th June 2011


thumbnail New invention promises reduced pain injections

A ground-breaking invention, which promises reduced pain for dental injections, has won a major national innovation award for its Newcastle University creators.

published on: 15th June 2011


thumbnail Newcastle student makes first find at Maryport

First year archaeology student Eric Waters, part of the team from Newcastle University excavating at an internationally important Roman site in Maryport, Cumbria, has made the first find – just days into the dig.

published on: 13th June 2011


thumbnail New toolkit will help identify early language issues

A new assessment tool will help prevent multilingual children being wrongly diagnosed with speech and language problems.

published on: 13th June 2011


thumbnail Indian student leads the way on earthquake technology

An Indian PhD student is working on cutting edge technology aimed at making buildings more earthquake resistant, potentially making seismic events much less devastating in future.

published on: 13th June 2011


thumbnail We’ve bin watching you!

Computer scientists at Newcastle University have come up with a novel way of encouraging students to recycle – using a camera phone and Facebook.

published on: 8th June 2011


thumbnail Culture Lab branches out

Newcastle University's Culture Lab has launched a new off-campus project space designed to bring culture, arts and technology closer to the community.

published on: 6th June 2011


thumbnail Word gets around the Toon

The Newcastle-Gateshead arts and culture community is set to open its venues to the wonders of the written word with an award-winning creative writing programme.

published on: 6th June 2011


thumbnail Gene fault could predict ovarian cancer drug success

The genetic makeup of a tumour could be used to predict which drug combination would give ovarian cancer patients the best chance of survival.

published on: 5th June 2011


thumbnail For stressed bees, the glass is half empty

When people are depressed or anxious, they tend to see their glass as half empty, not half full, and new research has shown those same hallmarks can be seen in bees.

published on: 3rd June 2011


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