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thumbnail Mitochondrial plans move forward

Plans to legalise the use of new techniques, developed by Newcastle University, to prevent mothers passing on serious mitochondrial diseases to their children, are to proceed, the Government has announced.

published on: 23rd July 2014

thumbnail Technology tracks the elusive Nightjar

Bioacoustic recorders could provide us with vital additional information to help us protect rare and endangered birds such as the European nightjar, new research has shown.

published on: 21st July 2014

thumbnail Nature’s strongest glue comes unstuck

Over a 150 years since it was first described by Darwin, scientists are finally uncovering the secrets behind the super strength of barnacle glue.

published on: 18th July 2014

First step towards treating rare childhood disease

Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered a way of treating a rare disease which leads to kidney failure and death in children.

published on: 17th July 2014

thumbnail Mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage

Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, a new study by Newcastle University academics has found.

published on: 17th July 2014

thumbnail Organic vs non-organic food

An international team of experts led by Newcastle University has shown that organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown ones.

published on: 11th July 2014

thumbnail Rare disease needs more resource

Experts have called for more money to be made available for research into treatments for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), after a new study revealed the full cost of the disease to UK society.

published on: 7th July 2014

thumbnail Robot research gives hope to stroke patients

A major new research programme using robot assisted training to hep stroke patients regain movement in their affected arm has been launched.

published on: 4th July 2014

thumbnail Children with autism overcome real-life fears in virtual world

Immersive reality can help children with autism spectrum disorder overcome their fears and phobias, new research has shown.

published on: 3rd July 2014

thumbnail The secrets of children’s chatter: research shows boys and girls learn language differently

Girls and boys learn to use language differently, Newcastle University research shows.

published on: 27th June 2014

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