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Press Releases in January 2013

  • Social media to help spread awareness of arthritis in children

    A team of researchers at Newcastle University are to harness the power of social media to get across important messages about how arthritis can affect children and teenagers.

    published on: 31 January 2013

  • Colour Vision: do you see what I see?

    BBC Radio 4 dives into the world of colour, from biology to fashion with neuroscientists from Newcastle University.

    published on: 31 January 2013

  • A design for life – helping Ethiopia build for the future

    A Newcastle University lecturer is heading to Ethiopia to help the country meet its urgent housing needs.

    published on: 31 January 2013

  • Teaching children how to learn in the 21st century

    Cutting edge software developed at Newcastle University is teaching children how to learn.

    published on: 25 January 2013

  • Eliminating rare diseases

    Newcastle University is co-ordinating an international effort to connect research data in order to develop new diagnostic tools and treatments for people with rare diseases.

    published on: 24 January 2013

  • Reducing the impact of a terrorist attack on trains and metros

    Blast-resilient carriages that are better able to withstand a terrorist attack and ultimately save lives have been developed by a world-leading team of engineers.

    published on: 22 January 2013

  • Life, the universe and everything beyond

    Young people are being given an exclusive look at the stars as part of an inspiring series of lectures at Newcastle University. 

    published on: 22 January 2013

  • Vital children's cancer drug being underdosed

    A study has found that many patients receiving a potentially life-saving drug for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are potentially being under-dosed.

    published on: 17 January 2013

  • Improving lab animal welfare

    Award for work to improve the condition of laboratory animals.

    published on: 17 January 2013

  • Parkinson's discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis

    A new study could help earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, after Newcastle University researchers identified that even early in the disease people experience symptoms.

    published on: 15 January 2013

  • One-stop-shop for teachers opens doors on higher education

    Universities offer a wealth of information and expertise that can help to bring education to life for school children – if you can access it.

    published on: 10 January 2013

  • 'I am Nasrine' earns BAFTA nomination

    A feature film by Newcastle University lecturer Tina Gharavi has been nominated for a prestigious BAFTA award.

    published on: 9 January 2013

  • Get a grip - why we get wrinkly fingers and toes

    Wrinkly fingers caused by soaking them in water for a long time, such as in the bath or doing the washing up, have been shown to improve our grip on wet objects or objects under water.

    published on: 9 January 2013

  • How the kilogram has put on weight

    Post-Christmas and most of us are feeling the over-indulgence.  But take heart - experts at Newcastle University have shown even the kilogram itself has put on weight.

    published on: 7 January 2013

  • Major new clinical trial to improve treatment for leukaemia patients

    Newcastle Hospitals and University are launching a large clinical trial of cancer drugs to ensure patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) get the best treatment.

    published on: 6 January 2013

  • Hairy Dieters success!

    Newcastle University experts help the Bikers lose weight and get healthier. Follow the series on BBC 2.

    published on: 3 January 2013

  • Top ten tips to combat diabetes this New Year

    Getting your family and friends to support you in being physically active and setting yourself physical activity goals are among the top ten tips scientifically proven to help combat Type 2 diabetes.

    published on: 1 January 2013