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August

Press Releases in August 2015

 
  • ‘Kerplunk’ system slows the flow

    A runoff and water quality project inspired by the childhood game Kerplunk is being used to slow the flow of water, reduce flood risk and improve water quality in a Northumberland river.

    published on: 28 August 2015

  • Could bacteria help protect our environment?

    New insight into methanotrophs, bacteria that can oxidise methane, may help us develop an array of biotechnological applications that exploit methane and protect our environment from this potent greenhouse gas.

    published on: 26 August 2015

  • ‘Algorithms’ documentary shown across India

    An award-winning documentary about India's young blind chess players has secured a general release in cinemas throughout the country.

    published on: 25 August 2015

  • Newcastle University appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor

    Newcastle University has appointed Professor Julie Sanders to the post of Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS).

    published on: 24 August 2015

  • Could aspirin reverse increased cancer risk in overweight people?

    Professor Sir John Burn writes for The Conversation to explain in detail the findings of a study showing that aspirin reduces the risk of cancer in those who are overweight with a family history of the disease.

    published on: 21 August 2015

  • Newcastle University appoints new Professor of Digital Humanities

    Newcastle University has further bolstered its expertise in digital humanities with the appointment of Professor Richard Clay.

    published on: 20 August 2015

  • Art show has masterly touch

    The talents of postgraduate fine art students at Newcastle University will be showcased later this month, when the MA Fine Art (MFA) show opens at the Hatton Gallery.

    published on: 20 August 2015

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

    Professor D John Mangan writes for The Conversation about the 'behind the scenes' factors that are enabling the boom in global trade. 

    published on: 18 August 2015

  • Aspirin reverses obesity-related cancer risk

    Research has shown that a regular dose of aspirin reduces the long-term risk of cancer in those who are overweight in an international study of people with a family history of the disease.

    published on: 17 August 2015

  • Newcastle student unearths rare Roman jewellery

    A Newcastle University student has discovered a rare piece of rock crystal Roman jewellery during an award-winning archaeological dig.

    published on: 17 August 2015

  • Explaining the issues around the use of human foetal tissue

    Dr Simon Woods discusses the use of human foetal tissue in medical research with The Conversation.   

    published on: 14 August 2015

  • Cheap milk is a global phenomenon - so don't blame the supermarkets

    Dr John Lingard, Associate at the Centre for Rural Economy, discusses the price of milk with The Conversation.

    published on: 12 August 2015

  • Student satisfaction at Newcastle University among the highest in the UK

    For the second year in a row Newcastle University is ranked among the best universities in the UK for student satisfaction.

    published on: 11 August 2015

  • Street art pops up in Whitley Bay

    Graduates and current students from Newcastle University will be among the artists installing pop-up art exhibitions in Whitley Bay later this month, as part of an arts programme set within a community rather than an art gallery. 

    published on: 11 August 2015

  • Boy or girl? It’s in the father's genes

    A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.

    published on: 11 August 2015

  • Dementia researchers gather to share findings

    Scientists are inviting the public to a free meeting to discuss dementia research.

    published on: 10 August 2015

  • Focus on finding cure for childhood condition

    Scientists at Newcastle University have received funding to focus on finding a cure for Graves' hyperthyroidism in young patients.

    published on: 10 August 2015

  • Strokes of the Brush: Art and Aphasia

    An art project which helps give people with aphasia more confidence is going on tour.

    published on: 10 August 2015

  • Newcastle gets £5m to boost drug development

    Newcastle University’s Northern Institute for Cancer Research has today been awarded £5million to bring more cancer drugs to clinical trials.

    published on: 7 August 2015

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

    Dr Yvonne Heubner, a transport expert and part of the Newcastle University team responsible for taking forward the Science Central project, talks to The Conversation about smart cities of the future.

    published on: 7 August 2015

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

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

    published on: 6 August 2015

  • The future of rail travel

    Professor Roberto Palacin discusses what urban rail systems will look like in the future in The Conversation.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • Scientists crack the secret of centenarians

    Scientists have cracked the secret of why some people live a healthy and physically independent life over the age of 100.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • Newcastle University accommodation voted Top 10 in the country

    Students have voted Newcastle University accommodation as one of the best in the UK, a new survey reveals.

    published on: 4 August 2015

  • Newcastle students embark on exciting research trip to Greenland

    A group of third year geography students from Newcastle University this week set off on a field trip with a difference - a five week research mission to Greenland.

    published on: 3 August 2015

  • Improving treatment for patients with throat problems

    Patients in the UK are set to benefit from a new Newcastle-based study that aims to develop improved treatments for those living with persistent throat problems.

    published on: 3 August 2015