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thumbnail Lack of 'rural-proofed' policy a threat to countryside economy

Entrepreneurs are losing out because of a lack of rural-proofing in government policy, say academics from Newcastle University’s Queen’s Award winning Centre for Rural Economy (CRE).

published on: 26th September 2014

thumbnail Newcastle University sparks debate on energy policy at Labour Conference

Newcastle University brought together policymakers, academics, industry representatives and campaign groups at its Labour Party Conference Fringe Event this week to discuss the reforms needed to establish an affordable, secure and sustainable energy market.

published on: 26th September 2014

thumbnail Health under the spotlight in new season of Newcastle University public lectures

Diabetes, autism, medical innovation and sustainable healthcare are on the agenda for the new season of Insights public lectures.

published on: 26th September 2014

thumbnail Potential new drug for childhood leukaemia

Nearly 40% of children with leukaemia whose disease returns after treatment could benefit from a drug designed to treat colon, skin and lung cancer. 

published on: 23rd September 2014

thumbnail Securing our energy networks

A state-of-the-art laboratory that will allow researchers to put the electricity grid through its paces – simulating events such as power cuts due to severe weather – is being launched today at Newcastle University.

published on: 23rd September 2014

thumbnail The Great North Film

Spectators at the Great North Run are being asked to get involved this year by helping to capture the event on their mobile phones as part of a major experiment being led by Newcastle University.

published on: 4th September 2014

thumbnail Mark Knopfler re-releases Local Hero to benefit Future Fund

Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler has re-released the North East anthem Local Hero to commemorate the Bupa Great North Run reaching a world-first one millionth finish and to benefit the Future Fund.  

published on: 3rd September 2014

thumbnail Parliament debates Newcastle University technique

A pioneering fertility technique developed at Newcastle University, which allows the successful transfer of DNA between two human eggs, was debated in Parliament.

published on: 2nd September 2014

thumbnail Over-confident people deceive others

Over-confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.

published on: 27th August 2014

thumbnail DNA secrets to be unlocked

Newcastle University researchers are part of a project to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA.

published on: 11th August 2014

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