How did early primordial cells evolve?
Research into bacteria without a cell wall is helping us understand how the earliest forms of life may have replicated nearly four billion years ago.
published on: 28 February 2013
Newcastle University professor wins $1m TED prize
Professor Sugata Mitra, whose research inspired the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, has been named the 2013 TED Prize winner.
published on: 26 February 2013
New centre to revolutionise medical technology
Newcastle University is to play a key role in a £5.7 million centre being set up to develop tailor-made joint replacements for patients.
published on: 26 February 2013
Researchers to pinpoint genetic causes of osteoarthritis
Newcastle University scientists are to carry out further research into the genetic origins of osteoarthritis, following a major breakthrough last year.
published on: 25 February 2013
Locust-inspired vision for car sensors
Scientists from the Newcastle and Lincoln Universities have created a computerised system which allows for an autonomous navigation of mobile robots based on the locust’s unique visual system.
published on: 23 February 2013
Ensuring security technology doesn’t become a weapon against human rights
Europe’s growing security industry needs stricter controls to ensure its technology isn’t used as a weapon against citizens, a Newcastle University expert has warned.
published on: 22 February 2013
A solution to sinusitis from the sea
A team of scientists and surgeons from Newcastle are developing a new nasal spray from a marine microbe to help clear chronic sinusitis.
published on: 18 February 2013
SatNav to ease congestion in our cities
New sat-nav technology which helps drivers adjust their speed so they can pass through a series of lights on green is to be trialled in Newcastle.
published on: 14 February 2013
Science Central opens for business
This week sees an important milestone reached for the Science Central development with the unveiling of a major campaign aimed at attracting potential investors and developers to what is one of the country’s biggest city centre regeneration projects.
published on: 11 February 2013
Maths in the mall
It’s a shoppers’ paradise but could Europe's biggest retail centre, the Metrocentre, also be a secret weapon in improving numeracy?
published on: 8 February 2013
Poorer patients with lung cancer less likely to receive treatment than wealtheir patients
Poorer lung cancer patients in the developed world are significantly less likely to receive treatment than richer patients, researchers from Newcastle University have found.
published on: 7 February 2013
Air pollution leads mothers to have smaller babies
A worldwide study has shown that pregnant mothers exposed to air pollution emitted by vehicles and coal power plants, are significantly more likely to have smaller babies.
published on: 6 February 2013
Could the humble sea urchin hold the key to carbon capture?
The discovery that sea urchins use Nickel particles to harness carbon dioxide from the sea could be the key to capturing tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere.
published on: 5 February 2013
Insights into the world of Britain’s real-life spooks
A new series of Insights public lectures and Live lunchtime concerts begins with a look at the history of Britain's real life spooks.
published on: 4 February 2013
Success for Newcastle at Folk Music Awards
Newcastle University music lecturer Kathryn Tickell has been named Musician of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards.
published on: 1 February 2013