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thumbnail Funding boost for life and health sciences in the North of England

The Northern Health Science Alliance’s (NHSA) ambitious project of establishing an internationally recognised life science and healthcare economy in the North of England has been given a vital boost following funding from Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE).

published on: 2nd March 2015

thumbnail World first 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: 25th February 2015

thumbnail SOLE experience encourages 'deeper learning'

Prof Sugata Mitra has shown that groups of eight-year-olds can answer GCSE and A-level questions using the Internet, and also retain this knowledge several months later.

published on: 24th February 2015

thumbnail Bionic hand that is 'sensitive' to touch and temperature

A bionic hand that can sense pressure and temperature and transmit the information back to the brain is the focus of a new £1.4m UK research project.

published on: 24th February 2015

thumbnail £2.5m to train specialists in environmental risk and mitigation

A consortium of four leading UK universities, including Newcastle, has been awarded £2.5m to train the next generation of researchers to become experts at assessing and mitigating risk using Big Data.

published on: 11th February 2015

thumbnail Newcastle University in joint bid for the Food and Environment Research Agency

Defra today announced £14.5 million of new investment in the Food and Environment Research Agency through a joint venture with Capita and Newcastle University.

published on: 11th February 2015

thumbnail Newcastle University to lead research into distressing symptoms of dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society has awarded funding to Newcastle University to establish a new Doctoral Training Centre to study the symptoms of a particularly distressing form of dementia.

published on: 5th February 2015

thumbnail Funding from charity for new treatments to silence tinnitus

Today, to mark Tinnitus Awareness Week, UK charity Action on Hearing Loss announces a major investment to fund a new study at Newcastle University, which aims to accelerate the development of future tinnitus treatments.

published on: 4th February 2015

thumbnail MPs vote for change in IVF law

Scientists at Newcastle University have welcomed the news that MPs have voted for a change in the law so that a pioneering IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases can be allowed.

published on: 3rd February 2015

thumbnail Two and a half thousand women could benefit from mitochondrial donation in the UK

Almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children, according to the most recent estimates published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

published on: 28th January 2015

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