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thumbnail Gait and dementia link confirmed

Researchers at Newcastle University have found a definitive link between gait - the way someone walks - and early changes in cognitive function in people with Parkinson's disease.

published on: 22nd October 2014

thumbnail Childhood infection link to hearing loss

Common childhood infections, such as tonsillitis and ear infections, may lead to hearing loss later in life, according to recent research from Newcastle University.

published on: 20th October 2014

thumbnail Global recognition for Newcastle scientist

Newcastle University’s Professor Angharad Gatehouse has been awarded the world’s top accolade in Entomology – the first woman to receive the award.

published on: 16th October 2014

thumbnail Possible breast cancer 'achilles heel' discovered

A leading team of Newcastle University scientists have found that 'turning off' two proteins reduces the ability of breast cancer cells to survive and grow.

published on: 15th October 2014

thumbnail Adolescents with cerebral palsy as happy as able-bodied peers

Adolescents with cerebral palsy face multiple challenges, but their quality of life (QoL) is on a par with their able-bodied peers, according to new research published in the Lancet.

published on: 7th October 2014

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

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