A city remembers Martin Luther King
Newcastle University was one of the locations used to tell stories related the global struggle for civil rights this weekend.
published on: 30 October 2017
Study suggests epilepsy drug can be used to treat form of dwarfism
A drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy has been shown in lab tests to significantly improve bone growth impaired by a form of dwarfism.
published on: 19 September 2017
Women take science to the streets
Female scientists from Newcastle University will be teaming up with Soapbox Science to transform Newcastle city centre into a hub for science and discovery tomorrow.
published on: 16 June 2017
Scientists reverse mechanism of fatty liver disease
Researchers have identified the mechanism which causes a build-up of fat in the liver in a disease affecting one in five in the UK – and were able to reverse it in a mouse model.
published on: 13 June 2017
What’s coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech
An international collaboration of neuroscientists has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech.
published on: 25 April 2017
Groundbreaking report sets a benchmark for pig welfare
Pig welfare on farms across the UK has shown progressive improvement over the past three years, a new study led by Newcastle University has shown.
published on: 6 March 2017
Newcastle applies for world’s first mitochondrial licence
Newcastle experts behind pioneering IVF-based technique confirmed that within 24 hours they have applied for a licence to help patients who risk transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children.
published on: 15 December 2016
A pig’s life: how mood and personality affect the decisions of pigs
The judgements and decisions a pig makes are governed by their mood – whether good or bad – and their personality type, according to new research.
published on: 17 November 2016
Comment: Using monkeys for research justified in advancing treatments
Writing for The Conversation, Professor Stuart Baker discusses how using primate research is giving us treatments that would be otherwise impossible.
published on: 20 October 2016
New hope for recovery of hand movement for stroke patients
Stroke patients are starting a trial of a new electronic device to recover movement and control of their hand.
published on: 19 October 2016
Fluid control leaves primates unaffected, study finds
An examination of the use of fluid rewards in primates has found that the animals are largely unaffected by controlled water access.
published on: 28 September 2016
World-leading research centre into childhood cancer opens
A new multi-million pound centre will see Newcastle University and the Great North Children’s Hospital lead the fight against cancers affecting children and young people.
published on: 16 September 2016
Comment: How brain implants can let paralysed people move again
Writing for The Conversation, Dr Andrew Jackson and Dr Dimitra Blana discuss the technology and opportunities created by brain implants.
published on: 2 July 2016
Breakthrough in brain cancer research made by Newcastle experts
Scientists have made a pioneering breakthrough in the understanding of how a fatal brain tumour grows - which could lead to improved treatments for patients.
published on: 30 June 2016
Record-breaking bird migration revealed in new research
Electronic tags fitted to one of the world’s smallest seabirds have revealed record-breaking migration distances.
published on: 7 June 2016
Nature vs Nurture
Dogs from puppy farms found to have poorer personalities
published on: 26 May 2016
Scientists gain new insight into circuits of the brain
Researchers have for the first time identified how complex circuits of the brain work in the visual system.
published on: 21 April 2016
Breakthrough in cleft lip and palate research
Leading scientists have identified an important gene that is associated with cleft lip and palate.
published on: 24 March 2016
Bug eyes: Tiny glasses confirm 3D vision in insects
Miniature glasses have proved that mantises use 3D vision - providing a new model to improve visual perception in robots.
published on: 7 January 2016
Recognising the basic structure of language is not unique to humans
A team led at Newcastle University has shed light on the evolutionary roots of language in the brain.
published on: 17 November 2015
A poor start in life creates differences in eating behaviour
A Newcastle University study has shown that baby birds that have a difficult start in life grow to be fatter and greedier than their more fortunate siblings.
published on: 6 November 2015
A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found
Researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking.
published on: 8 October 2015
World first IVF technique led by Newcastle University
Last night the UK became the first country to approve laws to allow the use of a ground-breaking IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases.
published on: 6 October 2015
New technique negotiates neuron jungle to target source of Parkinson’s disease
Researchers from Newcastle University and Imperial College London believe they have found a potential new way to target cells of the brain affected by Parkinson’s disease.
published on: 24 September 2015
Holding out for 'the one' makes evolutionary sense, suggests lovebirds study
Writing in The Conversation, Dr Tom Smulders explores how we find a perfect partner.
published on: 16 September 2015