International Press Releases

thumbnail New study to explore the unintentional overdosing of vitamin A

Newcastle University academic Dr Georg Lietz has been awarded $2.1M by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the safety of vitamin A programs targeted at children in developing countries.

published on: 24th March 2015


thumbnail In search of the ‘immortal membrane’

Experts at Newcastle University are leading a £4.6m research project to develop the next generation of long lasting ‘immortal’ membranes.

published on: 19th March 2015


thumbnail New mobile app will find dementia friendly places

A ‘TripAdvisor’-style app is being launched which allows carers to locate and rate dementia-friendly places so they are better able to get out and about with their loved-ones.

published on: 17th March 2015


thumbnail World first led by Newcastle University

Last night the UK became the first country to approve laws to allow the use of a ground-breaking IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases.

published on: 25th February 2015


thumbnail Bionic hand that is 'sensitive' to touch and temperature

A bionic hand that can sense pressure and temperature and transmit the information back to the brain is the focus of a new £1.4m UK research project.

published on: 24th February 2015

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