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thumbnail Fresh faced: Looking younger for longer

Newcastle University researchers have identified an antioxidant Tiron, which offers total protection against some types of sun damage and may ultimately help our skin stay looking younger for longer.

published on: 10th January 2014

thumbnail Miracle twins born thanks to egg donation

A woman who received an extra round of IVF treatment because she donated eggs for medical research has given birth to twins.

published on: 24th December 2013

thumbnail Brain connections may explain why girls mature faster

Newcastle University scientists have discovered that as the brain re-organises connections throughout our life, the process begins earlier in girls which may explain why they mature faster during the teenage years.

published on: 20th December 2013

thumbnail Newcastle to lead £10 million research project into sustainable farming

PROHEALTH, led by Newcastle University, has been awarded the largest ever EU grant in animal health to explore new ways to ensure the sustainability of modern animal production.

published on: 17th December 2013

thumbnail Rewriting history – how South Africa’s museums were designed to support apartheid

Research by a Newcastle University expert sheds new light on the deep seated practices the ruling elite in apartheid era South Africa used to spread their beliefs.

published on: 13th December 2013

thumbnail £50 million 'living lab' takes smart cities to the next level

Newcastle University has announced an ambitious £50 million project to combine digital ingenuity and scientific expertise with social innovation to create the smart city of the future.

published on: 11th December 2013

thumbnail Call for action on cutting sugar

A study by Newcastle University researchers into the effects of sugars on our oral health recommends cutting down on the sweet additive as part of a global initiative to reduce tooth decay.

published on: 10th December 2013

thumbnail Full emotional impact of tooth loss revealed

Academics have called for tooth loss to be taken more seriously, after new research revealed the full imact it can have on patients' lives.

published on: 5th December 2013

thumbnail Better support, treatment and research for millions of patients with rare diseases

Newcastle University will be taking a leading role in the UK’s first strategy to help build understanding of rare diseases and boost research to find effective treatments and therapies.

published on: 29th November 2013

thumbnail Extra pregnancy risk for women with diabetes

Women with diabetes who want to start a family are being urged to monitor their blood glucose levels and take a daily high dose of folic acid, as a new study reveals the extra risks to their baby's health.

published on: 28th November 2013

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