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thumbnail Testing 3D vision in praying mantises

A new research programme aims to understand 3D vision in the praying mantis, the only invertebrate known to have this ability, and compare it with vision in humans.

published on: 23rd April 2014

thumbnail Google Glass puts the focus on Parkinson's

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialled for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s.

published on: 9th April 2014

thumbnail Training the talent of the future

A multi-million pound training centre designed to plug the skills gap in one of the fastest growing areas of computer technology is to be based at Newcastle University.

published on: 28th March 2014

thumbnail New £10m project will look at novel treatment for epilepsy

A new technique which could revolutionise the treatment of epilepsy is to be tested thanks to a £10m grant. Led by Newcastle University, teams from Imperial College London and UCL universities will also collaborate on the CANDO project to develop a brain implant, which uses light waves to try to counteract the disrupted brain activity which causes epileptic seizures. 

published on: 27th March 2014

thumbnail Solving the energy dilemma

One hundred years after his death, Swan’s legacy burns brighter than ever.  Professor Tony Roskilly, Director of Newcastle University’s Sir Joseph Swan Centre, explains why the North East is still leading the way in energy research.

published on: 26th March 2014

thumbnail Newcastle University hosts Westminster debate on rural contribution to national economic growth

Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy will host a panel event at which leading academic and policy experts will discuss the topic Re-imagining the rural: Are we neglecting the rural contribution to national economic growth?

published on: 26th March 2014

thumbnail Leukaemia caused by chromosome catastrophe

Researchers, led by a team at Newcastle University, have found that people born with a rare abnormality of their chromosomes have a 2,700-fold increased risk of a rare childhood leukaemia.

published on: 24th March 2014

thumbnail University responds to Government's response to Witty report

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Brink, addresses the Government response.

published on: 18th March 2014

thumbnail Hitting the right note: Newcastle University supports rural arts in Northumberland

Northumberland’s proud musical heritage is being highlighted by a Newcastle University project to support rural arts.

published on: 17th March 2014

thumbnail Financial incentives could help people make healthier life choices

People may be more likely to adopt healthy behaviours if offered small financial incentives, the largest study of its kind has concluded.

published on: 12th March 2014

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