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  • Legal high users are posing as 'guinea pigs'

    05 October 2015  The Journal Professor Simon Thomas comments on the difficulty posed by new psychoactive substances to the National Poisons Information Service and to the medical profession when they are called to treat patients suffering adverse reactions.

    published on: 5 October 2015

  • How smartphones can turn kids into smartypants

    04 October 2015  Sunday Times Professor Sugata Mitra comments on a possible government ban on smartphones and iPads in the classroom, saying such devices should be allowed not only in lessons, but in exams too. http://thetim.es/1JOinex (subscription url)

    published on: 5 October 2015

  • Why do women live longer than men?

    03 October 2015  BBC online Professor Tom Kirkwood contributes to an examination of the scientific reasons for the disparity in life expectancy between males and females.

    published on: 5 October 2015

  • How to change the world

    03 October 2015  The Journal Feature about the public debate to take place at the Civic Centre as part of the University's Insights Public Lectures and titled "The Challenge of Change". The debate is one of 10 being held to mark the 10th anniversary of the Arts& Humanities Research Council.

    published on: 5 October 2015

  • Good food on campus

    03 October 2015  BBC Good Food Magazine Europe's first student-run microbrewery, StuBrew, is featured in this article about food initiatives in British universities. No url, but see press release.

    published on: 5 October 2015

  • Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn wall moves on

    25 September 2015  Guardian online Today's feature reproduces the original article of 50 years ago when the Merz Barn was first moved from the Lake District to Newcastle University.

    published on: 25 September 2015

  • Appointments

    24 September 2015  Times Higher Professor Julie Sanders has begun her role as pro-vice-chancellor of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Newcastle University. (Please scroll down to this item)

    published on: 24 September 2015

  • Epilepsy-control drug on way

    24 September 2015  Times of India Dr David Burn is in Calcutta to expand research links with the Institute of Neuroscience, Kolkata, and comments on current research aiming to develop a drug to control epilepsy.

    published on: 24 September 2015

  • Creative writing axe prompts fury

    24 September 2015  Times Higher Academics teaching the subject at university say it needs a place on school curricula as well. Article includes comment from Jennifer Richards, professor of early modern literature and culture. http://bit.ly/1L7QV2v

    published on: 24 September 2015

  • Forum seeks key to magnetic cities

    24 September 2015  Newcastle Herald, Australia The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Brink speaks at a forum on urban transformation.

    published on: 24 September 2015

  • Chinese consider £24bn investment in Northern cities

    24 September 2015  The Journal Newcastle's Science Central will be among the potential investments set out in a 'Northern Pitchbook' to be shown by George Osborne to senior Chinese business officials in the southern city of Chengdu during his visit to China.

    published on: 24 September 2015

  • Firms investing for the upturn

    24 September 2015  The Journal, Energy Marine and Offshore supplement The new Neptune National Centre for Subsea and Offshore Engineering, due to open next year, is the first of its kind in the and will include Europe's largest test tank for testing subsea equipment at temperatures and pressures equivalent to those found at the very deepest ocean depths. No url but see press release.

    published on: 24 September 2015

  • Anna Foster programme

    24 September 2015  BBC Radio Newcastle Dr Richard Bevan talks about the effects of the seasons on wildlife using goats and migrating birds as examples. (Listen from 1:12.15)

    published on: 24 September 2015

  • Terrifying monster spiders as 'big as mice' invade homes after wet UK summer

    24 September 2015  Mirror online; Mail online Giant house spiders can grow up to 12cm in length and have been heading indoors following the wet summer weather to find a place to mate. Articles include comments made by Dr Claire Rind.

    published on: 24 September 2015

  • Rural communities continue to struggle with lack of superfast broadband

    23 September 2015  The Economic Voice Professor Mark Shucksmith comments on the effects on rural areas of this lack of access to superfast broadband.

    published on: 24 September 2015

  • Brambles

    22 September 2015 Natural Histories, BBC Radio 4 Professor Kim Reynolds says that young children have very few markers of time and apart from Birthdays and festivals, the seasons are the most natural clock.

    published on: 22 September 2015

  • How the region fits in to Tech North's

    22 September 2015 The Journal Business Tech North has revealed concrete objectives and plans for a wide range of initiatives to accelerate the North's digital economy. The National Centre for Ageing Science and Innovation at Newcastle University, along with The Core at Science Central, are named as assets.

    published on: 22 September 2015

  • New teachers helped to find first classroom jobs

    22 September 2015 Northern Echo The Education Network is sponsoring 93 students as they embark on Postgraduate Certificate in Education courses at Newcastle University.

    published on: 22 September 2015

  • Alert over tanning deal for students

    21 September 2015 The Journal, Express online; Mirror online; BBC Radio Newcastle Professor Mark Birch-Machin comments on a tanning salon offering arriving students a week of free tanning sessions.

    published on: 21 September 2015

  • Chinese opera to perform for free

    21 September 2015 Northern Echo and The Journal The Confucius Institute at Newcastle University is hosting a Chinese opera and music performance by the Shanghai Theatre Academy at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House on Tuesday 29 September.

    published on: 21 September 2015

  • Svetlana Boym, 1959-2015

    10 September 2015  Times Higher Professor Alistair Bonnett's commendation of Professor Boym's work, published in 2008, are included in this obituary.

    published on: 10 September 2015

  • Fracking study looks at UK earthquake history

    10 September 2015  The Journal Further coverage of the research, led by Professor Richard Davies, which is the first in the world to set a national baseline and will detect any rise in earthquakes following an expansion of shale gas exploration in the future.

    published on: 10 September 2015

  • Del Boy is alive and well in the North East business world, academic study finds

    10 September 2015  The Journal, Business Wads of cash, cars and macho hierarchies help to form some entrepreneurs' characters, research co-led by Newcastle University academic Dr Andreas Giazitzoglu has shown.

    published on: 10 September 2015

  • We're 'back to school'... the best is to come

    10 September 2015  The Journal, Business, Dr Joanna Berry talks about the 'transformative, challenging, and hugely exciting' outlook of the new academic year.

    published on: 10 September 2015

  • 2,000 sign bodies over to uni for medical research

    10 September 2015  The Journal Thousands agree to help research into killer conditions by donating their bodies to medical research at Newcastle University.

    published on: 10 September 2015

  • Artists in condemned Newcastle city centre office block look to the future

    10 September 2015  Evening Chronicle The NewBridge Project, which was founded by Newcastle University graduates, is hosting two-day symposium on 10 & 11 September to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

    published on: 10 September 2015

  • UK experiences three earthquakes a year due to human activity, study says

    09 September 2015  The Guardian; ITV Tyne Tees; other national, regional, broadcast and specialist media) Professor Richard Davies has led new work which is the first in the world to set a national baseline and will detect any rise in earthquakes following an expansion of shale gas exploration in the future.

    published on: 9 September 2015

  • Are diabetics given diet advice that just makes problems worse?

    09 September 2015  Daily Mail Article discusses the struggle many diabetics experience with blood sugar control as Prof Roy Taylor explains how weight loss can reverse diabetes.

    published on: 9 September 2015

  • Bears

    09 September 2015  Natural Histories, BBC Radio 4 Professor Kimberley Reynolds contributes to a programme about the importance of bears in our early years.  (Listen at 00:30 and from 20:48)

    published on: 9 September 2015

  • First World War project

    09 September 2015  The Journal The impact of the First World War on communities across the North East will be explored at an event on Thursday which is co-organised by researchers at Newcastle University.

    published on: 9 September 2015

  • How to get children to want to do maths outside the classroom

    2 September 2015 The Conversation Steve Humble shares ideas on being inventive when teaching children maths in primary school.

    published on: 2 September 2015

  • Storm chasers: The scientists trying to combat flooding

    30 August 2015 BBC News Breakfast, BBC News online BBC Weather's Nick Miller meets the team from Newcastle University who investigate flash flooding and runoff, as well as the scientists behind the water quality project inspired by the childhood game Kerplunk.

    published on: 30 August 2015

  • Why you could have diabetes and not know it

    30 August 2015 Daily Mail Professor Roy Taylor is quoted in this article where Diabetes UK says 590,000 people are thought to have diabetes, but don't know it.

    published on: 30 August 2015

  • In Tune

    29 August 2015 BBC Radio 3 Dr Jamie Savan performs with His Majesty’s Sagbutts and Cornetts and talks about the new Guami CD.

    published on: 29 August 2015

  • Plan for £20m Science Central learning building is unveiled

    29 August 2015 The Journal Newcastle University has commissioned the designs for a £20m conference and learning centre at Science Central.

    published on: 29 August 2015

  • Today’s North East

    28 August 2015 BBC Radio Newcastle Researchers at Newcastle University hope advancements in mind control technology can be used to help people who suffer from strokes, paralysis or depression.

    published on: 29 August 2015

  • A log ladder and a horse provide flooding defences

    28 August 2015 The Journal A new natural flood management scheme inspired by the children's game Kerplunk is helping to reduce flood risk at Haltwhistle Burn.

    published on: 28 August 2015

  • Methanotrophs: bacteria that could protect our environment

    28 August 2015 BBSRC News Publishing in Nature, Professor Chris Dennison and colleagues have provided new understanding of methanotrophs, bacteria that can oxidise methane, which may help us develop biotechnological applications that exploit methane and protect our environment from this potent greenhouse gas.

    published on: 28 August 2015

  • A Brief History of Graffiti

    27 August 2015 BBC Four In his latest documentary, Professor Richard Clay goes in search of what it is that has made us scribble and scratch mementoes of our lives for more than 30,000 years.

    published on: 28 August 2015

  • Why the Co-op Bank is better off ditching its ‘ethical’ brand

    27 August 2015 The Conversation Professor John Wilson argues that the Co-op Bank should move away from its focus on ethical banking.

    published on: 28 August 2015

  • Today’s North East

    28 August 2015 BBC Radio Newcastle Researchers at Newcastle University hope advancements in mind control technology can be used to help people who suffer from strokes, paralysis or depression.

    published on: 28 August 2015

  • Florian Thauvin or Toe-Van? A guide to pronouncing the names of Newcastle United's summer signings

    27 August 2015 Chronicle online Language expert Dr Damien Hall provides the correct pronunciation of the foreign players who have joined Newcastle United.

    published on: 27 August 2015

  • Newcastle University's global reach benefits the whole region, not just the students

    27 August 2015 The Journal Professor Richard Davies talks about why being truly international is vital for the University and the region.

    published on: 27 August 2015

  • A dancing wardrobe... and art made of seaweed

    26 August 2015 The Journal Showcasing the talents of postgraduate students, Newcastle University's Master of Fine Art exhibition is currently underway at the Hatton Gallery.

    published on: 26 August 2015

  • Alfie and Charlie Breakfast

    26 August 2015 BBC Radio Newcastle listen from 1:49:38 Interview with Professor Richard Clay about his new documentary, 'A brief history of graffiti'

    published on: 26 August 2015

  • Simon Logan Show

    26 August 2015 BBC Radio Newcastle listen from 2:54:32 and again from 3:12:50 Tracey Tofield talks about the Arthouses programme which sees artists install their work directly into the community.

    published on: 26 August 2015

  • Campus art revealed by new guide

    26 August 2015 The Journal Culture The 'Discover' booklet shows the cultural riches which can be found at Newcastle University - both on campus and in its archives.

    published on: 26 August 2015

  • Historian joins with university

    25 August 2015 Northern Echo Further coverage of the appointment of Professor Richard Clay who takes up the role of a Professor of Digital Humanities from 1 September.

    published on: 26 August 2015

  • Giant house spiders are invading British homes following wet and warm summer

    24 August 2015 The Independent online Dr Clare Rind, a neurobiologist from Newcastle University, comments on the increase in Giant House Spider numbers and sizes, thanks to a wet spring and balmy summer.

    published on: 26 August 2015

  • Is it possible to think someone else's thoughts?

    24 August 2015 The Observer Scientists at Newcastle University's Institute of Neuroscience are carrying out research using implants that can help people with paralysis by re-routing nerve impulses back into the body to bypass damaged nerves and control robotic limbs.

    published on: 26 August 2015

  • Student flat plans are submitted

    24 August 2015 The Journal A planning application submitted by Newcastle University shows how the Richardson Road accommodation could be replaced with new blocks of flats as part of a multi-million pound regeneration project.

    published on: 24 August 2015

  • Is socialism coming up Trumps?

    24 August 2015 The Journal Prof Martin Farr comments on the current Labour Party leadership election.

    published on: 24 August 2015

  • North site is 'steeped' in ancient history

    24 August 2015 The Journal Newcastle University student Daisy-Alys Vaughan has made one of the final discoveries at the Maryport temples archaeological dig in Cumbria.

    published on: 24 August 2015

  • Graffiti expert to leave his mark on university

    24 August 2015 The Journal Professor Richard Clay will take up his new position at Newcastle University shortly after his latest film - about the history of graffiti - is broadcast on BBC 4.

    published on: 24 August 2015

  • CO2 could keep fracking's leaky side in check

    21 August 2015  New Scientist Professor Richard Davies comments on suggestions that pumping carbon  dioxide into shale gas wells could prevent toxic compounds getting into shallow aquifers.

    published on: 21 August 2015

  • Rural plan, Dairy market rise, Farming Today calf

    20 August 2015  Farming Today, BBC Radio 4 Professor Mark Shucksmith says that the devil will be in the detail of the government's  new rural productivity plan. (Listen from 09:50)

    published on: 20 August 2015

  • Rare crystal rock found by student during dig

    20 August 2015  The Journal Second year student Daisy-Alys Vaughan has discovered a rare piece of rock crystal Roman jewellery during an award-winning archaeological dig. No url but see press release.

    published on: 20 August 2015

  • The roughage guide to a healthier you

    20 August 2015  The Journal Article on healthy eating refers to Newcastle University research which suggested that one in five people aren't eating any whole grains at all. No url but see press release. 

    published on: 20 August 2015

  • Theatrical Release of Algorithms on Friday

    20 August 2015  New Indian Express Award-winning documentary Algorithms, directed by Dr Ian McDonald, is the first ever feature documentary on Blind Chess, a thriving but little known phenomenon in India. It will be released across India tomorrow.

    published on: 20 August 2015

  • North East homes could be invaded by spiders 'as big as mice', experts warn

    20 August 2015  Evening Chronicle Giant House Spiders are seeking warm, dark places to mate - but keeping them out could be as simple as dusting more often. Dr Claire Rind offers practical advice.

    published on: 20 August 2015

  • To service global trade, today's ships and cargo are smarter than ever

    19 August 2015  The Conversation Professor D John Mangan says that the enormous volume of global trade that brings us products from all over the world has been made possible by a profound technological revolution occurring behind the scenes.

    published on: 19 August 2015

  • Weighing up the benefits of aspirin to stave off cancer

    19 August 2015  The Journal; BBC Look North; BBC Radio Newcastle Further coverage of the research which found that being overweight more than doubled the risk of bowel cancer in people with Lynch Syndrome. Look North: http: (Watch from 10:43 onwards) Radio Newcastle:  (listen from 01:08 onwards)

    published on: 19 August 2015

  • Weather Eye

    19 August 2015  The Times Newcastle University has set up a team of investigators to study heavy-rain events in great detail. No url but see press release: http://bit.ly/1Kvu6j4

    published on: 19 August 2015

  • Forces' Trust gives £31k grant for research

    19 August 2015  The Journal The Forces in Mind Trust, established to help ex-service men and women make a successful transition back to civilian life, is funding a project to help understand the problems some of them face.

    published on: 19 August 2015

  • Proud to offer our continued support

    19 August 2015  The Journal, Business Newcastle University Business School will continue to sponsor the Journal's Young Business Person of the Year award. Includes comments from Prof John Wilson, Director of the School.

    published on: 19 August 2015

  • Investing for future amid market turmoil

    19 August 2015  The Journal, Business Article about British Engines investment refers to a partnership with Newcastle University  to provide hyperbaric testing - a first for the UK.

    published on: 19 August 2015

  • Taking aspirin 'can help overweight people combat cancer'

    18 August 2015  ITV; The Times; most national and regional media) New research by Newcastle University and the University of Leeds found that being overweight more than doubled the risk of bowel cancer in people with Lynch Syndrome.

    published on: 18 August 2015

  • Can TRT help combat the 'manopause'?

    18 August 2015  Daily Telegraph Article considering older men experiencing a drop in libido and warning that they should beware remedies aimed at restoring testosterone includes comment from Dr Richard Quinton.

    published on: 18 August 2015

  • Tiny black holes could trigger collapse of universe-except that they don't

    18 August 2015  Science magazine Professor Ian Moss comments on his most recent paper which looks at mini black holes and the collapse of the vacuum.

    published on: 18 August 2015

  • Explainer: what are the issues around the use of human foetal tissue?

    17 August 2015  The Conversation Dr Simon Woods advises that the collection and use of cells obtained from a human foetus following miscarriage or abortion has a long history in medical science.

    published on: 17 August 2015

  • Gerontology: the secret of the centenarians

    15 August 2015  Financial Times Further coverage of the study which showed that suppressing chronic inflammation could assist healthier ageing.

    published on: 17 August 2015

  • Scientists given £780k to find Graves' disease cure

    14 August 2015 The Journal Dr Timothy Cheetham is leading a trial to see if one dose of rituximab, a drug used to treat arthritis and leukaemia, could be given in conjunction with the standard treatment to see if it improves the chances of a cure.

    published on: 14 August 2015

  • Uneconomic dairy farms to 'shut like mines'

    14 August 2015 The Journal Further coverage of Dr John Lingard's argument that it is too simplistic to blame the supermarkets for the low price of milk when the real problem is global production.

    published on: 14 August 2015

  • Grant Winners

    13 August 2015 Times Higher Education Simon Doherty has secured a grant from the Leverhulme Trust to look at engineering high performance alkaline anion membranes for electrochemical applications. Jill Kisler has secured a National Institute for Health Research grant to assess the acceptability of a trial to determine the efficacy of standing frames.

    published on: 13 August 2015

  • Appointments

    13 August 2015 Times Higher Education Professor Amanda Broderick is to head Newcastle University's new London campus, taking up her role as chief executive officer and director in September.

    published on: 13 August 2015

  • 5 live breakfast

    13 August 2015 BBC Radio 5 live Professor Richard Davies talks about uncovering and informing the public about the issues surrounding fracking.

    published on: 13 August 2015

  • Hear from experts at talks on dementia

    12 August 2015 Northern Echo Dementia researchers will share their findings with the public at an event being held at The Core, Science Central on 9 September.

    published on: 12 August 2015

  • Nurturing future talent in the North East

    12 August 2015 The Journal, North East Vision Business leaders from the region are working with Newcastle University to support and coach the next generation of entrepreneurs.

    published on: 12 August 2015

  • Works of John Piper

    12 August 2015 BBC Radio 4 Professor Frances Spalding comments on the lesser known fact that John Piper was also a prolific photographer.

    published on: 12 August 2015

  • Students using Clearing to face high phone bills

    12 August 2015 Independent online Newcastle is one of only 14 universities to offer a freephone Clearing service.

    published on: 12 August 2015

  • Cheap milk is a global phenomenon – so don’t blame the supermarkets

    12 August 2015 The Conversation Dr John Lingard argues that it is too simplistic to blame the supermarkets for the low price of milk when the real problem is global production.

    published on: 12 August 2015

  • Top 100 universities for student satisfaction – the list

    12 August 2015 Telegraph The latest National Student Survey has revealed the UK higher education institutions with the highest student satisfaction - Newcastle is =11 in the table, =6 among our comparator universities and with Oxford, joint top of the Russell Group of Universities.

    published on: 12 August 2015

  • Scientists discover secret to live beyond 100

    11 August 2015 Times of India Further coverage of the Newcastle and Tokyo research that explored which biological and pathological processes may be the most important in successful ageing.

    published on: 11 August 2015

  • North pioneer honoured for dementia research

    11 August 2015 The Journal Professor Ian McKeith, Institute for Ageing, has received the Bengt Winbald Lifetime Achievement Award in Alzheimer's Disease Research.

    published on: 11 August 2015

  • Eye Shape May Help Distinguish Predator From Prey

    10 August 2015 New York Times  A study of 214 species suggests that vertical pupils and circular pupils help certain predators hunt, while horizontal pupils help other species spot predators from afar. Dr Jenny Read is quoted.

    published on: 10 August 2015

  • Cells created from hair follicles used to repair damaged nerves

    7 August 2015 Times, Mirror, BBC World Services  Professor Maya Sieber-Blum from Newcastle University has successfully converted stem cells isolated from hair follicles into Schwann cells, which are a type of cell used in nerve repair. 

    published on: 7 August 2015

  • North medics get £5m to develop cancer drugs

    7 August 2015 The Journal Cancer Research UK's Drug Discovery Committee awarded the cash to Newcastle University's Northern Institute of Cancer Research to bring more cancer drugs to clinical trials.

    published on: 7 August 2015

  • Everyone can be a winner in this digital dimension

    7 August 2015 Times Higher Education Director of knowledge exchange hub says that the arts and humanities can play a key role in bringing creative companies and academics together. Mentions a collaboration involving Newcastle University which is hoped to become a blueprint for future business-university collaborations in the creative sector.

    published on: 7 August 2015

  • Grant winners

    7 August 2015 Times Higher Education Dr Louise Allan has been awarded £518,008 by the National Institute for Health Research. The project will explore the possibility of developing a complex intervention to improve the outcome of fall-related injuries in people with dementia.

    published on: 7 August 2015

  • As Hiroshima's legacy fades, Japan's postwar pacifism is fraying

    7 August 2015 The Conversation Dr James Babb writes about the legacy of the atomic bombings and Japanese attitudes towards pacifism.

    published on: 7 August 2015

  • City transport needs saving from itself - here's how to do it

    7 August 2015 The Conversation Dr Yvonne Huebner discusses how "smart" cities use computer systems and the internet to better balance demand for energy, transport and waste management.

    published on: 7 August 2015

  • Take note, Chinese teachers: a little classroom chaos can be a good thing

    6 August 2015 Telegraph The recent BBC documentary 'Chinese School' saw teachers shocked by how unruly British pupils were, but creativity is worth that price, argues the author. Professor Sugata Mitra's "minimally invasive education" model is discussed.  

    published on: 6 August 2015

  • Scientists discover the secret to a long life

    5 August 2015 The Mirror Newcastle University scientists say they have identified the key to good health among centenarians and how they pass that gift on to their offspring.

    published on: 5 August 2015

  • SeaGas study aims to turn seaweed into energy source

    5 August 2015 The Journal The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is at the helm of a consortium including Newcastle University experts, which will look at turning seaweed into sustainable energy, producing bio-methane from the organic matter through anaerobic digestion.

    published on: 5 August 2015

  • The future of rail travel, and why it doesn’t look like Hyperloop

    5 August 2015 The Conversation Professor Roberto Palacin argues that railways, with their greater capacity for carrying more people, quickly and with greater energy efficiency, are the best bet to become our mobility backbone.

    published on: 5 August 2015

  • Prix fixe: is airline consolidation to blame for sky-high airfares?

    5 August 2015 The Conversation Dr Volodymyr Bilotkach talks about the emerging level of competition within the airline industry in light of the recent wave of mergers.

    published on: 5 August 2015

  • Joanna Berry: 'I want to recognise the next generation of business leaders'

    5 August 2015 The Journal Dr Joanna Berry shares her list of emerging business leaders in the North East.

    published on: 5 August 2015

  • Learning comes to life at Newcastle University

    5 August 2015 Jakarta Post Sven, a simulated patient, used for special medical training purposes, has become a central part of the learning experience at NUMed.

    published on: 5 August 2015

  • Fishing for memories of a once-thriving industry

    4 August 2015 The Journal According to Prof Geoffrey Hackett, as much as half of Viagra prescribed to men will not work alone because the real problem is low testosterone. Cites a Newcastle University study which indicated that NHS prescriptions for testosterone replacement increased by nearly 90% between 2000 and 2010.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • Controversial gene therapy might help women have healthy children

    4 August 2015 Washington Post online Discusses the IVF technique, developed at Newcastle University, which can help women with problematic DNA give birth to healthy babies.  Although combining material from the eggs of two different women might help an estimated 12,000 American women have healthy children, the procedure is not allowed in the United States.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • It's not Viagra he needs... it's testosterone: Many think little blue pills are all it takes for a flagging love life. But new research suggests otherwise

    4 August 2015 Daily Mail According to Prof Geoffrey Hackett, as much as half of Viagra prescribed to men will not work alone because the real problem is low testosterone. Cites a Newcastle University study which indicated that NHS prescriptions for testosterone replacement increased by nearly 90% between 2000 and 2010.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • The man who speaks 32 languages - and counting

    4 August 2015 New Statesman online Scientific studies have yet to show conclusively that talented language learners are born, not made. Vivian Cook, Emeritus Professor of applied linguistics, is quoted.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • Love or money? High tuition fees lead students to vocational degrees

    4 August 2015 The Guardian Fear of debt and competition for jobs have led more university students to apply for courses such as business studies, rather than following their passion. Newcastle University student, Bradley Smith, talks about his decision to pursue a degree in Marketing.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • The 'granny cloud': the network of volunteers helping poorer children learn

    3 August 2015 The Observer Prof Sugata Mitra is carrying out a global experiment into SOLE (self organised learning environments) which includes a network of online mediators ('grannies') who encourage the children to learn.

    published on: 3 August 2015

  • Internet learning boosts performance by seven years, Sugata Mitra study finds

    3 August 2015 TES Online Research carried out by Prof Sugata Mitra at a school in Gateshead has shown that primary school children can answer GCSE questions by using the Internet in groups.

    published on: 3 August 2015

  • Newcastle University MBA Business Excellence scholarships

    3 August 2015 The Hindu and New Indian Express £7,500 scholarships are available to high-achieving international students entering select full time MBA programmes in 2015. 

    published on: 3 August 2015

  • £750,000 for experts to help cure throat problems

    1 August 2015 The Journal Experts from Newcastle University have been awarded more than £750,000 to look into whether new tablet can ease the pain of those with long-standing throat problems.

    published on: 1 August 2015

  • Coast

    31 July 2015 BBC Two Professor Ian Haynes, co-director of the Maryport Temple dig, talks about the enigmatic traces of a huge timber building, whose post holes were packed with reused Roman altars.

    published on: 31 July 2015

  • Grand Designs

    31 July 2015 Channel 4 Professor Andrew Ballantyne is featured in the latest episode of Grand Designs: Living in the Country.

    published on: 31 July 2015

  • Business School's students go global

    30 July 2015 The Journal Students from Newcastle University Business School are exploring the international business community as part of the school's Global Experience Opportunity (GEO) programme.

    published on: 30 July 2015

  • The rise of on-body cameras and how they will change how we live

    23 July 2015 New Scientist online On-body cameras are often seen as a gesture of good faith between police departments and the public. Mentions a Newcastle University study showing that “honesty box” contributions increased when a picture of a scrutinising face was present. 

    published on: 23 July 2015

  • Creating a reality for both to understand

    23 July 2015 The Journal Policymakers should engage in dialogue over fracking if they are to win over doubters, according to a study by ReFINE – an independent research consortium on fracking, led by Professor Richard Davies.

    published on: 23 July 2015

  • Alfie and Charlie at Breakfast

    23 July 2015 BBC Radio Newcastle A band of ‘storm chasers’ has been set up by Newcastle University to help collect data about flash flooding and inform the way we manage future flood risk.

    published on: 23 July 2015

  • Time to take stock?

    23 July 2015 The Journal Fish stocks in the North Sea have improved thanks to strict conservation measures observed over the last 15 years. Nick Polunin, Professor of Marine Environmental Science at Newcastle University is quoted.

    published on: 23 July 2015

  • North team given £1m arthritis research grant

    21 July 2015 The Journal Arthritis sufferers across the UK have been given fresh hope after the Newcastle University team behind a major medical breakthrough were awarded a £1m grant.

    published on: 21 July 2015

  • Could a liquid diet reverse diabetes?

    21 July 2015 Daily Mail Researchers are looking at whether a low-calorie liquid diet can reverse type 2 diabetes or reduce the need for insulin. Previous study at Newcastle University found that very low calorie diets can potentially reverse type 2 diabetes in people recently diagnosed with the condition.

    published on: 21 July 2015

  • Call for NE Broadcasting Corporation

    21 July 2015 The Journal Professor of Social Geography, Alastair Bonnett says 'North East Broadcasting Corporation' can give the region its own voice.

    published on: 21 July 2015

  • Drawing nudes preserves memory better than exercise or puzzles

    21 July 2015 The Times An experiment conducted at Newcastle University as part of Trust me, I'm a Doctor episode has shown that learning a new skill could help combat memory loss.

    published on: 21 July 2015

  • Getting rail freight back on track in Europe

    21 July 2015 Euronews online Transportation costs affect the price of any goods we buy, so reducing them could help our pocket. Includes comments from researchers at the NewRail Centre for Railway Research at Newcastle University.

    published on: 21 July 2015

  • Newcastle University India scholarships

    21 July 2015 New Indian Express, Times of India and India Education Diary Postgraduate scholarships from the School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences and the Law School are available for eligible students from India.

    published on: 21 July 2015

  • £1.5m donation goes to children's cancer centre

    20 July 2015 The Journal The Future Fund campaign, which aims to establish a research centre into childhood cancers, has received a £1.5m donation from The Wolfson Foundation.

    published on: 20 July 2015

  • Don't just send all two-year-olds off to school – involve their families too

    20 July 2015 The Conversation In families with children “succeeding against the odds", teachers, peers and the wider community need to all be involved in helping the children and their parents. An article by Professor Liz Todd, professor of Educational Inclusion.

    published on: 20 July 2015

  • Sunburnt dolphin put down by vet

    20 July 2015 The Telegraph A dolphin which was found in a river in Cornwall has been put down after suffering suspected sunburn. Mentions Newcastle University research which found that blue whales develop tans as they migrate south.

    published on: 20 July 2015

  • Older workers: a resource ready to be tapped

    18 July 2015 The Independent Experts from Newcastle University’s Institute for Ageing have called on the Government to establish a new cross-departmental taskforce, specifically focused on the issue of the ageing workforce.

    published on: 18 July 2015

  • Accolade is no small beer for North students

    18 July 2015 The Journal Newcastle University’s student brewery, Stu Brew takes top honours at the NUS Enterprise Awards.

    published on: 18 July 2015

  • Wild night was honour for visiting environmentalist

    18 July 2015 The Journal The Honorable Bruce Babbitt, visited the North East to receive an honorary degree from Newcastle University.

    published on: 18 July 2015

  • How a prize-winning building might affect learning

    17 July 2015 The Conversation Dr Pamela Woolner argues: “Improving an educational space can be as much about fitting needs, both existing and emerging, and although this doesn’t rule out fantastic architecture it might not always demand it.”  

    published on: 17 July 2015

  • City's look into the future could be a blueprint

    16 July 2015  The Journal A project led by Profs Mark Tewdwr-Jones and John Goddard could be a blueprint for cities around the world says today's report on the study. No url but see press release.

    published on: 17 July 2015

  • Trust Me I'm a Doctor

    16 July 2015  BBC 2 available on iplayer for 29 days The team investigate how we can help our memory with the expert help of Professor Mike Trenell who is encouraging them to get walking to improve the brain's performance.  (From 7 mins 20" and results at 54 mins 03")

    published on: 17 July 2015

  • Tackling the trolls: How New Zealand raised the bar with its new laws

    16 July 2015  The Conversation Daithí Mac Síthigh discusses New Zealand's new package of measures to tackle harmful material on the internet.

    published on: 17 July 2015

  • Taskforce to help older people in the workforce

    15 July 2015  The Journal Experts from Newcastle University's Institute for Ageing are asking the Governement to establish a new cross-departmental task force, specifically focused on providing better support to the UK's ageing workforce population.

    published on: 15 July 2015

  • Work begins on revolutionary 'soap bubble' building in Newcastle

    15 July 2015  ITV online Work has begun on a new revolutionary 'soap bubble' building at Newcastle University's Science Central development.

    published on: 15 July 2015

  • £8m bid to end misery for thousands

    15 July 2015  The Journal Newcastle University experts are helping to lead the multimillion pound collaboration to improve scientists' understanding of conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and fibrosis. No url but see press release.

    published on: 15 July 2015

  • College ready to deliver more degrees in county

    15 July 2015  The Journal, Business Further coverage: Northumberland College is offering a new range of land-based higher education courses at Kirkley Hall in partnership with Newcastle University.

    published on: 15 July 2015

  • Transplant drugs 'can save lives after heart attacks'

    14 July 2015  Daily Mail Newcastle University experts experts think that temporarily decreasing a part of someone’s immune system immediately after a heart attack could stop the white blood cells attacking the heart.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • What's the best way to fight memory loss?

    14 July 2015  BBC online Newcastle University provided expertise in a range of experiments carried out over eight weeks to see which had greatest impact on memory, ability to problem solve and reaction times.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Kidney stones left me in agony

    14 July 2015  Daily Express Professor John Sayer explains the origins of and treatment for kidney stones or renal colic.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • The Whole Truth

    14 July 2015  Hello magazine Article on healthier lifestyle refers to Newcastle research which found that 80% of us are not eating a healthy level of whole grains. No url but see press release.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • New chief ready to take university to the capital

    14 July 2015  Northern Echo Newcastle University has appointed Professor Amanda Broderick to oversee its new London campus. No url but see press release. 

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Students' enterprising beer venture wins award

    14 July 2015  The Journal, Business Newcastle University Students' Union won the Enterprise Award at the NUS Awards 2015 for creating Stu Brew, Europe's first micro-brewery to be managed by and for students. No url but see press release.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Alfie and Charlie at Breakfast

    13 July 2015  BBC Radio Newcastle Dr Madeline Balaam explains the opportunities for communities to explore the benefits that digital technologies can offer. (Listen from 01:26:55)

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Garden Mania

    12 July 2015  BBC Radio Newcastle Programme includes details of new Northumberland College Foundation degree course in collaboration with Newcastle University.  (Listen from 54.00 mins)

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Mental illness, Graduation costs, Junk mail, Food substitutes

    10 July 2015  You & Yours, BBC Radio 4 Piece on graduation costs includes mention of Newcastle University's Congregations Package which outlines the assistance available to students experiencing financial difficulty. (clip starts at 31:11, Newcastle University at 39:04)

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Animal brains connected up to make mind-melded computer

    10 July 2015  New Scientist online Article about a team that has networked the brains of multiple animals to form a living computer that can perform tasks and solve problems includes comment from Dr Andrew Jackson. (His comment is found towards the end of the article.)

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Who runs local museums and how are they surviving the funding crisis?

    10 July 2015  Guardian online, Public Leaders Network Doctoral researcher Bethany Rex suggests that changes to the way local museums are managed are taking place under the radar.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • A dire warning for a fat nation

    10 July 2015  Daily Mirror Brief article about Britain's place in the World Health Organisation's predicted league of fat nations refers to Dr Quentin Anstee's research. No url but see press release.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Fox hunting, livestock event, rural housing

    09 July 2015  Farming Today, BBC Radio 4 The National Rural Housing conference takes place today in London. The programme looks at the problems faced by those who can't afford to buy in the countryside. Professor Mark Shucksmith from Newcastle University warns that rural areas could become 'ghettos for the wealthy'.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Campus Close-Up: Northumbria and Newcastle Universities

    09 July 2015  Times Higher An academic has written and directed an animated film aimed at women experiencing breech pregnancy. (please scroll down to this item)

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Do 3D films make you dizzy - or is it just your imagination?

    09 July 2015  The Conversation Jenny Read writes about her findings assessing the safety of 3D TV.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Summer reads 2015

    09 July 2015  Times Higher Professor Chris Brink, Vice-Chancellor, shares his reasons for the books he intends to read over the summer.

    published on: 14 July 2015

  • Project to track down trench art from region

    08 July 2015  The Journal A project led by Newcastle University PhD student Andrew Marriott and involving Beamish Museum aims to identify how much trench art exists in the North East.

    published on: 9 July 2015

  • North East universities honour region's stars as thousands of students graduate

    08 July 2015  Evening Chronicle Round-up of honorary degrees in the region mentions that Newcastle University is awarding an Honorary Doctor of Music (DMus) to the former director of Sage Gateshead Anthony Sargent.

    published on: 9 July 2015

  • Newcastle University academic says Britain has become a less free, less private state since 7/7

    07 July 2015  Evening Chronicle Response to London bombings has seen individual freedom sacrificed for security according to Newcastle University's Dr Martin Farr.

    published on: 9 July 2015

  • Former North student in the Athens cauldron

    07 July 2015  The Journal Prof Georgos Stathakis, the Greek Economics Minister, gained his MA Economics and later his PhD from Newcastle University.

    published on: 9 July 2015

  • Do 3D films make you dizzy - or is it just your imagination?

    9 July 2015 The Conversation Jenny Read writes about her findings assessing the safety of 3D TV.

    published on: 9 July 2015

  • Funding blow for pioneering drug to help children

    04 July 2015  The Journal Professor Kate Bushby, who has been leading a trial of Translarna at the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, says the decision by NHS England to defer its decision on whether it will fund the pioneering treatment is ‘very disheartening’.  

    published on: 6 July 2015

  • University sustainability centre gets the go-ahead

    04 July 2015  The Journal Planning permission has been approved for the £58m Urban Sciences Building, part of the Science Central site, which will bring together a range of research disciplines under one roof.

    published on: 6 July 2015

  • To me, drawing is a way of exploring the possibilities of things you want to make

    04 July 2015  The Journal Antony Gormley talks about drawing, as ‘Space Stations’ – an exhibition of his drawings – comes to the Hatton Gallery. Among the other work also on show are drawings by Richard Talbot, head of Fine Art at Newcastle University. The show is part of the wider ‘drawing?’ programme taking place across the North East.

    published on: 6 July 2015

  • Enterprising students win award

    03 July 2015 The Journal Business Entrepreneurial students Stuart Maitland and Alex Brown have won the national final of the Santander Universities Enterprise Awards for their Mediwikis collaborative revision website.

    published on: 3 July 2015

  • Traders' hormones 'increase risky behaviour'

    03 July 2015 BBC News Dr Richard Quinton comments briefly on research by Imperial College London that suggests raised levels of the hormones testosterone and cortisol can make traders take more risks, which could create instability in financial markets.

    published on: 3 July 2015

  • Rich ghettos: the rural housing crisis no one is talking about

    03 July 2015 The Conversation Professor Mark Shucksmith writes: As the internet explodes with articles focused on London, it’s is an ideal moment to take stock of the situation and ensure people in the countryside don’t get drowned out.

    published on: 3 July 2015

  • Doctor steps into 'breech' with new film about childbirth

    02 July 2015 The Journal Dr Rebecca Say, from Newcastle University's Institute of Health and Society, has launched a film to educate women about breech birth.

    published on: 2 July 2015

  • GP shortage

    01 July 2015 BBC Tees Dr Steve Jones comments on the range of specialities open to junior doctors in piece about the shortage of GPs.

    published on: 1 July 2015

  • Missing staiths artwork

    01 July 2015 The Journal A new book on Professor of Contemporary Sculpture Wolfgang Weileder's project has placed Dunston Staiths in Gateshead centre stage in a national heritage debate.

    published on: 1 July 2015

  • Earthquake didn't trigger Lusi mud volcano

    30 June 2015 Nature.com Research involving Prof Richard Davies, Newcastle University, suggests that an earthquake was not the trigger for a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia.

    published on: 30 June 2015

  • Genetic research used to tackle rare kidney issue

    30 June 2015 The Journal Research led by Dr John Sayer will help prevent future generations of patients developing a rare kidney condition.

    published on: 30 June 2015

  • Project takes science to the people with show in city

    30 June 2015 The Journal Award-winning project, Soapbox Science, brings science to the streets in the hope of getting more girls involved. The event featured scientists from Newcastle University.

    published on: 30 June 2015

  • Britain's hostility to lie detector tests 'misguided and irrational', says leading psychologist

    27 June 2015 Independent online; i(the paper for today) Prof Don Grubin says that the UK's failure to use polygraph, or so-called lie-detector tests is misguided and irrational.

    published on: 27 June 2015

  • Visions for a city of the future from architects of the future

    27 June 2015 The Journal Article reviews the Architecture Degree Show 2015 and includes comments from Prof Graham Farmer. The exhibition is open to visitors until 10 July.

    published on: 27 June 2015

  • A spine-tingling exhibition

    27 June 2015 The Journal An exhibition of spineless specimens brought back to the region from more than 200 years of travels by naturalists acknowledges input from Newcastle University researchers and includes comment from Prof Eric Cross.

    published on: 27 June 2015

  • Centre is formed for mood disorders

    26 June 2015 The Journal Northumberland, Tyne & Wear NHS Foundation Trust has joined forces with Newcastle University to form the Northern Centre for Mood Disorders in order to develop and implement cutting edge therapies.

    published on: 26 June 2015

  • Management Masterminds

    25 June 2015  Times Higher Newcastle University was a double winner at the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards.

    published on: 25 June 2015

  • Devolution

    25 June 2015  Representing Borders, Border TV Dr Alistair Clark comments on the devolution settlement after the Welsh Secretary’s speech yesterday. (Piece starts at 13:20 and Alistair at 14:50)

    published on: 25 June 2015

  • It’s a festival you can count on

    25 June 2015  The Journal Steve Humble is on a quest to discover the North East's favourite number a part of a street-science maths festival.

    published on: 25 June 2015

  • University hosts summer open days

    25 June 2015  The Journal Over 18,000 visitors are expected to attend Newcastle University’s Undergraduate Open Days taking place tomorrow and on Saturday. No url, but see press release.

    published on: 25 June 2015

  • Survey reveals a worrying trend in ‘cooking’ habits

    25 June 2015  The Journal Microwaving a pizza is considered “cooking” by many young people, nutrition experts from Newcastle, Durham and Lancaster universities have warned.

    published on: 25 June 2015

  • Winners announced at region’s law awards

    25 June 2015  The Journal, Business Dr Alison Dunn has been named law teacher of the year at the inaugural Northern Law Awards.

    published on: 25 June 2015

  • Health and vitality

    24 June 2015  Yours magazine Page of advice on adopting a healthier lifestyle refers to Newcastle University research which found that 80% of us do not eat enough wholegrains.

    published on: 24 June 2015

  • Careers advice on offer to young people not good enough

    24 June 2015  The Journal, Business Dr Joanna Berry offers an opinion on careers advice.

    published on: 24 June 2015

  • Steve Humble’s Neighbor Problem

    23 June 2015  New York Times This week’s puzzle was suggested by Steve Humble (@drmaths), an author and mathematics educator from Newcastle University.

    published on: 23 June 2015

  • Coast project seeks 3,000 ‘citizen scientists’

    22 June 2015  The Scotsman Further coverage of the scheme that will train an army of “budding scientists” for what could turn out to be the biggest citizen marine science project ever undertaken.

    published on: 22 June 2015

  • Newcastle Law School

    22 June 2015  The Hindu Newcastle Law School is offering three partial scholarships to new LL.B students.

    published on: 22 June 2015

  • The powerhouse of the North

    21 June 2015  Independent on Sunday, Business Courses Dr Fiona Whitehurst comments on the links between industry and Newcastle University Business School, particularly the Centre for Knowledge, Innovation, Technology and Enterprise.

    published on: 22 June 2015

  • Newcastle University wins leadership awards

    19 June 2015  Times Higher Newcastle University won two awards in the Times Higher Leadership and Management Awards 2015 at the ceremony last night; Outstanding Leadership and Management Team, and Outstanding Procurement Team.

    published on: 19 June 2015

  • Iraq policy of sending students abroad begins to bear fruit at home

    19 June 2015  The Guardian Feature about the Higher Committee for Education Development scheme in Iraq includes comment from a Newcastle University PhD student.

    published on: 19 June 2015

  • Homes in future will feed us

    19 June 2015  The Star, Canada Newcastle University's Professor Rachel Armstrong describes her work moving towards a world where architecture heals itself, where buildings cope with damage and stress as would any living organism.

    published on: 19 June 2015

  • Bees exposed to common pesticides can't find flowers

    19 June 2015  CBS news, America Professor Geraldine Wright comments on research building on her work on the effect of pesticides on bees.

    published on: 19 June 2015

  • Magazine’s Sgt Pepper accolade for North academic

    18 June 2015  The Journal Emeritus Prof Julian Morris has been named as one of the most influential people in the world in drug development and manufacture by readers of Medicine Maker magazine which features Prof Morris in its 2015 Power List in an image akin to The Beatles’ iconic Sgt Pepper album cover.  

    published on: 18 June 2015

  • Site's warm reception for stargazers

    18 June 2015  The Journal Architecture students at Newcastle University have designed and built a new ‘Warm Room’ at Kielder campsite for use by amateur astronomers, campers and the local community.

    published on: 18 June 2015

  • Event aims to show firms how to out-fox the bank fraudsters

    18 June 2015  The Journal, business Richard Dale will be among the speakers at an event at Newcastle University Business School which will look at the issue of bank mandate fraud.

    published on: 18 June 2015

  • Maryport Roman temples excavation enters final phase

    17 June 2015  BBC Radio Cumbria Archaeologists from Newcastle University and volunteers have started work on the final part of a excavation to unearth the history of the Roman temples site at Maryport. (Listen from 2:18:57)  

    published on: 18 June 2015

  • Brain power used to plan exhibition

    17 June 2015  The Journal Experts from Newcastle University have joined academics from other universities in the region to develop a new exhibition about the brain, which will take place at the Life Centre in Newcastle.

    published on: 18 June 2015

  • Nature's editor knighted for services to science

    16 June 2015  Nature Article also states that Victoria Bruce, a psychologist at Newcastle University, UK, was made a dame in recognition of her work in the field of visual perception.

    published on: 18 June 2015

  • Honours reward those who give something back

    13 June 2015  The Guardian; The Journal Prof Vicki Bruce and Kathryn Tickell are among those recognised in this year’s Birthday Honours.

    published on: 15 June 2015

  • Students rewarded for contributions

    13 June 2015  The Journal Talented students have been recognised for their contribution to university life at the Pride of Newcastle University Awards.

    published on: 15 June 2015

  • Photographer finds a wildlife paradise on doorstep

    13 June 2015  The Journal A new wildlife photography book also includes results of investigations by scientists at Newcastle University that showed that breeding puffins will fly up to 30km away from the Farne Islands to fish. 

    published on: 15 June 2015

  • Stroke rehab has moved on

    12 June 2015  The Journal; BBC Look North; ITV Tyne Tees Helen Rodgers, Clinical Professor of Stroke Care, is joined by Dr Hermano Igo Krebs of MIT whose stroke rehabilitation robots are being used as part of nationwide clinical trials.

    published on: 12 June 2015

  • Newcastle business scholarship

    12 June 2015  The Financial Chronicle, India; Punjab Kesari Newcastle University Business Excellence scholarships are available to outstanding Indian students entering selected postgraduate programmes in 2015.

    published on: 12 June 2015

  • Endoscope providing experts with inside track on history

    11 June 2015  The Journal Article also tells of James Gerrard's call for more stringent regulation and robust enforcement  in relation to permitted levels of non-organic waste in green waste.

    published on: 11 June 2015

  • Research test bed is officially switched on

    10 June 2015  The Journal, North East Vision A unique energy storage test bed at Newcastle University is now online.

    published on: 10 June 2015

  • Overeating is as bad for the liver as alcohol

    09 June 2015  Daily Mirror Further coverage of warning from experts at Newcastle University that although we're used to linking liver damage to alcoholism, overeating is now "neck and neck" with drinking as a cause. No url but see press release.

    published on: 9 June 2015

  • Newcastle University

    09 June 2015  Mail Today, India Reminder that 30 June is the last date for international students to apply for postgraduate and undergraduate scholarships.

    published on: 9 June 2015

  • Pioneering research of city medic earns award

    08 June 2015  The Journal Graham Jackson, consultant haematologist and honorary clinical Professor of haematology, has been honoured with a Gold Medal from the British Society of Haematology for his outstanding contribution to the advancement of clinical care and treatment of patients with Myeloma.

    published on: 9 June 2015

  • Turn on Creativity

    08 June 2015  The Hindu, India Article discussing the benefits and uses of free laptops for children refer to Professor Sugata Mitra's e-learning ideas. 

    published on: 9 June 2015

  • Campus Talk

    08 June 2015  New Indian Express The School of Chemical Engineering and advanced Materials of Newcastle University, the United Kingdom has announced scholarships of £1,500 per year for full-time study of its MSc programmes. (Please scroll down to this item)

    published on: 9 June 2015

  • Scottish lab mix-up over the magical algae that could clean up our filthy beaches

    07 June 2015  Herald on Sunday A new study in the science journal, Nature, has revealed that 32 strains of algae that were catalogued under the same heading were actually four distinct sub-groups. They also included a completely new species.

    published on: 9 June 2015

  • A year in the life of my skin

    07 June 2015  Mail on Sunday, Ireland, You magazine Professor Mark Birch-Machin comments on the effects of lifestyle factors on skin ageing.

    published on: 9 June 2015

  • Ecologist's quest to help remote tundra dwellers

    06 June 2015  The Journal Article about Chris Madine and the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) project, led in the North East by Newcastle University.

    published on: 9 June 2015

  • There's a lot of Life left in this project

    06 June 2015  The Journal, J2 Article on Centre for Life's 15th anniversary mentions that the Centre stays at the forefront of scientific research due to Newcastle University's pioneering work.

    published on: 9 June 2015

  • UN "death targets" will mean reduced healthcare for elderly

    05 June 2015  The New American Further coverage of the open letter signed by experts from Newcastle University and others   claiming that UN healthcare proposals will be to the detriment of older people.

    published on: 5 June 2015