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thumbnail Could spiders be the key to saving our bees?

A novel bio-pesticide created using spider venom and a plant protein has been found to be safe for honeybees - despite being highly toxic to a number of key insect pests.

published on: 4th June 2014

thumbnail Mitochondrial technique safe finds new report

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has found that mitochondrial techniques developed at Newcastle University are safe.

published on: 3rd June 2014

thumbnail Heavier summer downpours with climate change

Extreme summer rainfall may become more frequent in the UK due to climate change, according to new research led by Newcastle University and the Met Office.

published on: 2nd June 2014

thumbnail 'Hypo' attacks in type 1 diabetes could be managed more effectively

More effective management could dramatically reduce the number of dangerous and potentially devastating hypoglycaemic events experienced by people with type 1 diabetes, a new study has found.

published on: 23rd May 2014

thumbnail Newcastle University study examines Liberal Democrats' prospects

Reports of the Lib Dems’ demise may be greatly exaggerated, research by Newcastle University suggests.

published on: 23rd May 2014

thumbnail Solving society's greatest challenges

Newcastle University is helping to launch a £10 million prize to solve one of the greatest scientific problems facing the world today.

published on: 20th May 2014

thumbnail Paralysed hand able to move again

For the first time scientists have been able to restore the ability to grasp with a paralysed hand using spinal cord stimulation.

published on: 19th May 2014

thumbnail Newcastle University signs animal agreement

Newcastle University has become a signatory to a new Concordat on Openess in Animal Research.

published on: 14th May 2014

thumbnail Damaged protein could be key to premature ageing

Scientists have found that the condition of key proteins in the mitochondria -the batteries of cells- could be used to predict, and eventually treat premature ageing. And restricting diet could be one way of making this happen.

published on: 12th May 2014

thumbnail Ice-loss moves the Earth 250 miles beneath our feet

At the surface, Antarctica is a motionless and frozen landscape.  Yet hundreds of miles down the Earth is moving at a rapid rate, new research has shown.

published on: 12th May 2014

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