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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

thumbnail Watching eyes reduce bike theft

Bicycle theft can be significantly reduced simply by placing pictures of staring eyes above bike racks, researchers at Newcastle University have found.

published on: 24th April 2013

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