Research News

Testing a cancer drug for arthritis

Scientists at Newcastle University have been awarded £1m for a clinical trial to see whether a drug developed to treat cancer can be ‘repurposed’ to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

published on: 31st July 2013

thumbnail Developing treatment for rare auto-immune disease

A Newcastle University researcher is aiming to develop an 'urgently-needed' treatment package for people with a severe but little-known auto-immune condition that makes it difficult for sufferers to cry and swallow.

published on: 31st July 2013

thumbnail DIY directing makes budding film-makers of us all

A new ‘how to’ guide lifts the lid on filmmaking, offering tips and tricks for creating a blockbuster on a budget.

published on: 18th July 2013

Technology of the future

Newcastle University has scooped £6.2million to become a UK leader in two of the ‘great technologies’ of the future.

published on: 17th July 2013

thumbnail Decline in rate of dementia over past 20 years

Research reveals that the number of people with dementia in the UK is substantially lower than expected because overall prevalence in those aged 65 has dropped.

published on: 16th July 2013

thumbnail “Forget what’s on the inside – it’s what’s on the outside that matters”

Newcastle University is set to become the UK’s leading laboratory for making and characterising engineered surfaces.

published on: 16th July 2013

thumbnail Leading by example – Science Central key to energy storage and Smart Grids of the future

A £2million grid–scale energy storage test bed that will pave the way for the future of Smart Grids and energy storage across the UK is to be built in the heart of Newcastle City Centre.

published on: 16th July 2013

thumbnail Plan to increase take-up of school dinners

A plan of action designed to improve the quality and take up of school food has been published today with the help of a Newcastle University academic.

published on: 12th July 2013

thumbnail Grazing slugs hinder grassland restoration

Selective grazing by slugs may prevent key grassland species from taking hold and hamper efforts to restore our hay meadows, new research has shown.

published on: 12th July 2013

Leading the way in Synthetic Biology

Newcastle University is to play a key role in a new £10 million Innovation and Knowledge Centre that will boost the UK’s position as a leader in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

published on: 11th July 2013

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