Press Releases in 2011

thumbnail Newcastle University among best for employability

Latest Government figures show that Newcastle University has one of the best graduate employment rates in the country.

published on: 15th July 2011


thumbnail Newcastle University fees approved

More young people will be given the opportunity to access study at one of the country's top universities after the fees watchdog approved Newcastle University's Access Agreement.

published on: 12th July 2011


thumbnail Newcastle University honours "outstanding role models"

The man behind one of the North East’s most iconic businesses is among those honoured for their achievements.

published on: 11th July 2011


thumbnail Malaysian researcher finds diet can reverse Type 2 diabetes

A Malaysian endocrinologist, Dr Lim Ee Lin, is part of a clinical research team at Newcastle University which has discovered that Type 2 diabetes can be reversed by an extreme low calorie diet alone.

published on: 10th July 2011


thumbnail Fewer mental illness beds linked with increase in involuntary hospital detentions

The number of patients compulsorily detained in hospitals for mental illness in England has risen sharply as the numbers of beds have been cut back.

published on: 5th July 2011


thumbnail Good communication in early years key to success at school

Parents who foster a love of reading in a child’s early years are ensuring they get off to a flying start at school, according to new research.

published on: 30th June 2011


thumbnail Borehole hits the jackpot

Hot water from Newcastle’s geothermal borehole finally gushed to the surface.

published on: 27th June 2011


thumbnail New mobile project rocks

A new digital media project at Newcastle University is proving that academic thought is not set in stone.

published on: 27th June 2011


thumbnail Premature ageing caused by some HIV drugs, study shows

A class of anti-retroviral drugs commonly used to treat HIV, particularly in Africa and low income countries, can cause premature ageing, new research reveals.

published on: 26th June 2011


thumbnail Breakthrough could make ‘smart drugs’ effective for many cancer patients

Newcastle and Harvard University reseachers have found that blocking a key component of the DNA repair process could extend the use of a new range of 'smart' cancer drugs called PARP inhibitors.

published on: 26th June 2011


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