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thumbnail The Great North Film

Spectators at the Great North Run are being asked to get involved this year by helping to capture the event on their mobile phones as part of a major experiment being led by Newcastle University.

published on: 4th September 2014

thumbnail Mark Knopfler re-releases Local Hero to benefit Future Fund

Dire Straits star Mark Knopfler has re-released the North East anthem Local Hero to commemorate the Bupa Great North Run reaching a world-first one millionth finish and to benefit the Future Fund.  

published on: 3rd September 2014

thumbnail Parliament debates Newcastle University technique

A pioneering fertility technique developed at Newcastle University, which allows the successful transfer of DNA between two human eggs, was debated in Parliament.

published on: 2nd September 2014

thumbnail Over-confident people deceive others

Over-confident people can fool others into believing they are more talented than they actually are, a study has found.

published on: 27th August 2014

thumbnail DNA secrets to be unlocked

Newcastle University researchers are part of a project to revolutionise medicine by unlocking the secrets of DNA.

published on: 11th August 2014

thumbnail Queen of the Desert’s tapestries travel to Newcastle University

She was a trailblazer, a spy, diplomat and archaeologist from the North East who travelled extensively across her beloved Arabia and helped to create a king.

published on: 1st August 2014

thumbnail Dementia study will provide blueprint

The most comprehensive report yet into dementia care in the North East has been published by the Northern Rock Foundation, with help from Newcastle University academics.

published on: 30th July 2014

thumbnail A digital window into the past

Technology is being used to bring one of Northumberland’s historic houses to life in an exciting new visitor experience.

published on: 30th July 2014

thumbnail All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential  for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.

published on: 30th July 2014

No increased risk of cancer from Sellafield or Dounreay sites

Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s were not at an increased risk of developing cancer according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

published on: 25th July 2014

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