Press Releases in 2011

thumbnail Current view of soil-climate interaction too simplistic, warn scientists

Assumptions over the rate at which soil bacteria will break down carbon in the face of global warming must be re-addressed, according to some of the world’s leading experts.

published on: 5th October 2011


thumbnail It’s official: Learning languages makes you smarter

New research has shown that learning a language may subtly change, and possibly improve, the way we think.

published on: 5th October 2011


thumbnail Newcastle - A Fairer City

A Fairness Commission has been set up to help make Newcastle a fairer, more cohesive city.

published on: 4th October 2011


thumbnail Creative move to encourage reading

A creative move to encourage people to make reading part of their daily lives is currently underway across the city.

published on: 4th October 2011


thumbnail Science City secure as partners agree to invest in the future

The future of Newcastle’s Science City has been secured after the two main partners committed to ongoing investment alongside a more focused remit for the organisation.

published on: 30th September 2011


thumbnail Students' Union unveiled after major revamp

Newcastle University's historic Student's Union has reopened its doors following a multi-million pound renovation that has seen the Grade II listed building transformed in time to welcome this year's newest students.

published on: 29th September 2011


thumbnail Depression drugs trial launched

Experts at Newcastle University are launching a new trial for a drug which could shorten episodes of depression in many patients.

published on: 22nd September 2011


thumbnail Drive to find an alternative to rare earth metals

A world-leading team of UK engineers has been charged with developing a new motor for electric vehicles that will significantly reduce our future dependency on rare earth metals.

published on: 22nd September 2011


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