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thumbnail Young Christians see volunteering as a means to be closer to God, not closer to an employer

Short-term volunteering overseas is seen by young people as an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about their Christian faith and more confident in practicing and discussing it, researchers at Newcastle University have concluded.

published on: 26th March 2015

thumbnail Healthcare a ‘postcode-lottery’ for children with cerebral palsy, new study shows

Children with cerebral palsy face a ‘postcode-lottery’ in the healthcare they receive, new research has revealed.

published on: 25th March 2015

thumbnail New study to explore the unintentional overdosing of vitamin A

Newcastle University academic Dr Georg Lietz has been awarded $2.1M by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to assess the safety of vitamin A programs targeted at children in developing countries.

published on: 24th March 2015

thumbnail Bringing research to life

A play set in a fictional town is one of the more unusual ways Newcastle University academics are sharing their research with the public.

published on: 23rd March 2015

thumbnail Chancellor’s £20m enables Northern world-first in using cities’ data to improve healthcare

Chancellor George Osborne has announced £20m in the Budget to boost the Northern Health Science Alliance (NHSA).

published on: 19th March 2015

thumbnail Patients quiz experts on neuromuscular disease

More than 160 patients had an opportunity to hear first-hand about the latest research being carried out into mitochondrial disease and muscular dystrophy at a special event yesterday.

published on: 18th March 2015

thumbnail App-movement: why programming is no longer the domain of the computer geek

Anyone can create an app thanks to a new tool developed by computer experts at Newcastle University. And the service is already being used to create an app to find dementia friendly places.

published on: 17th March 2015

thumbnail New mobile app will find dementia friendly places

A ‘TripAdvisor’-style app is being launched which allows carers to locate and rate dementia-friendly places so they are better able to get out and about with their loved-ones.

published on: 17th March 2015

thumbnail Health Secretary meets first patients diagnosed through genomics medical breakthrough

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has visited Newcastle University to meet the first patients to be diagnosed through the 100,000 Genomes Project.

published on: 11th March 2015

thumbnail Bloodaxe archive inspires new generation of creative work

A new website brings the Bloodaxe Books archive to life and has inspired a new body of work.

published on: 11th March 2015

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