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thumbnail New safety test predicts reactions to novel drugs and cosmetics

A simple lab-based skin test which eliminates the risk of adverse reactions to new drugs, cosmetics and household chemicals has been developed by a Newcastle University team.

published on: 28th May 2013

thumbnail New gene discovery for babies born with hole in the heart

A new gene associated with a form of congenital heart disease in new born babies – known as “a hole in the heart” has been discovered by researchers.

published on: 26th May 2013

thumbnail Pay attention: How we focus and concentrate

Scientists at Newcastle University have shed new light on how the brain tunes in to relevant information.

published on: 23rd May 2013

thumbnail Laughter? It’s all in the mind

Is someone laughing with you or at you? Your brain can tell the difference, researchers have discovered.

published on: 14th May 2013

thumbnail Mobile health technologies to rapidly test and track infectious diseases

Early-warning sensor systems that can test and track serious infectious diseases – such as major flu epidemics, MRSA and HIV – using mobile phones and the internet are being developed by Newcastle scientists.

published on: 9th May 2013

thumbnail Lessons to be learned - Perfecting the classroom of tomorrow, today

Newcastle University experts have carried out the first-ever study of interactive tables in the classroom as part of a major trial to understand the benefits of technology to teaching and learning.

published on: 7th May 2013

thumbnail Leading medical expert recognised for excellence in research

A Newcastle University expert in the genetics of childhood cancer has been recognised for her contribution to the advancement of medical science.

published on: 7th May 2013

thumbnail Putting the ‘i’ in Tyneside– new play explores Irish identity

The voices of three generations of Irish men on Tyneside will be brought to life in a new play based on Newcastle University research.

published on: 30th April 2013

thumbnail Exploring art at a stroke

A unique app which allows you to peel back the layers of a masterpiece and uncover a previously hidden world has been developed by experts from Newcastle and Northumbria universities.

published on: 27th April 2013

thumbnail Big sea survey highlights importance of citizen scientists

A rare stalked jellyfish and an invasive sea-squirt are among the hundreds of species that have been identified by volunteers taking part in a major research project along the North East coast.

published on: 26th April 2013

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