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thumbnail 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: 26th August 2015

thumbnail 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: 21st August 2015

thumbnail 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: 17th August 2015

thumbnail 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: 14th August 2015

thumbnail 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: 12th August 2015

thumbnail Dementia researchers gather to share findings

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

published on: 10th August 2015

thumbnail 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: 10th August 2015

thumbnail 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: 7th August 2015

thumbnail The future of rail travel

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

published on: 4th August 2015

thumbnail 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: 4th August 2015

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