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Press Releases in November 2013

  • Better support, treatment and research for millions of patients with rare diseases

    Newcastle University will be taking a leading role in the UK’s first strategy to help build understanding of rare diseases and boost research to find effective treatments and therapies.

    published on: 29 November 2013

  • Extra pregnancy risk for women with diabetes

    Women with diabetes who want to start a family are being urged to monitor their blood glucose levels and take a daily high dose of folic acid, as a new study reveals the extra risks to their baby's health.

    published on: 28 November 2013

  • Famous artists go under the hammer

    Original artwork from both famous and lesser-known artists are going under the hammer at Newcastle University next week.

    published on: 27 November 2013

  • Rural research for real solutions

    An event to celebrate the achievements of Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy over the past 21 years is being held today at Alnwick Castle.

    published on: 27 November 2013

  • Royal recognition for rural research

    The Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, Professor Chris Brink, and representatives from the University’s Centre for Rural Economy (CRE), have attended a ceremony at Buckingham Palace where CRE's reputation as a driving force for research into rural economies and societies was recognised with the award of a Queen's Anniversary Prize.

    published on: 22 November 2013

  • Sugata's first School in the Cloud opens

    Professor Sugata Mitra’s wish to inspire children and teachers across the globe is taking shape in a North East classroom.

    published on: 22 November 2013

  • New centre will use digital technologies to transform local government services

    A pioneering research centre set up to train the next generation of digital economy researchers is being launched in the North East of England.

    published on: 21 November 2013

  • Traditional pub curbs youth excess

    Traditional pubs could help reduce problem drinking among young people, according to new research.?

    published on: 20 November 2013

  • Mexicans help keep Cornish traditions alive

    Cornish pasties might be a traditional British staple but one student discovered they are also thriving thousands of miles away in Mexico.

    published on: 19 November 2013

  • Driving and Distracted

    Trying to process complicated information while driving – such as taking work calls – significantly reduces our ability to drive safely, new research has shown.

    published on: 18 November 2013

  • Journalism students in 24-hour deprivation and poverty global project

    British Journalism students are taking part in a unique international experiment in digital reporting.

    published on: 15 November 2013

  • Retirement makes people more active

    Retirement may make people more active, at least in the short term, suggests new research from ageing experts at Newcastle University.

    published on: 12 November 2013

  • Changing the conversation — polymers disrupt bacterial communication

    Artificial materials based on simple synthetic polymers can disrupt the way in which bacteria communicate with each other.

    published on: 12 November 2013

  • By studying animal behaviour we gain an insight into our own

    It is time to learn from our similarities with animal behaviour rather than just the differences, argues Newcastle University's Dr Tom Smulders.

    published on: 8 November 2013

  • New R&D centres in Singapore

    Newcastle University has announced plans to build on its legacy of pioneering research and development in Singapore with the creation of strategic Centres of Excellence.

    published on: 7 November 2013

  • £5 million to train the next generation of environmental and earth scientists

    Newcastle University has been named a key player in a new partnership to train the leading scientists of the future.

    published on: 5 November 2013

  • Can virtual teachers plug the educational divide?

    Bringing more technology into the classroom might strike fear into the hearts of traditional educationalists, but one academic believes it may just hold the key to solving a worldwide problem.

    published on: 5 November 2013

  • Barbour donation boosts key research

    A £1m donation has helped young researchers at Newcastle University tackle some of the most debilitating syndromes and diseases. 

    published on: 4 November 2013