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thumbnail Pesticides makes bees forget which flowers are most rewarding

As MPs call for commonly-used pesticides to be banned, Newcastle research has revealed that they are damaging honey bee brains and their ability to learn.

published on: 27th March 2013

thumbnail Erasing electronic footprints

A ‘cleaner app’ which allows those at risk from domestic violence to seek help online without leaving an electronic trail behind them has been developed by Newcastle University.

published on: 26th March 2013

thumbnail Pioneering IVF technique supported by public

An independent regulatory body has found there is broad support for a Newcastle-led pioneering mitochondrial transfer technique to allow families to have healthy children.

published on: 20th March 2013

thumbnail Ancient rock art at risk, warn experts

Some of the world's ancient art is at risk of disappearing, Newcastle University experts have warned.

published on: 14th March 2013

thumbnail Research rising to meet Global Challenges

Newcastle University is to lead a £5.5 million research project investigating new ways to provide cheaper, cleaner water.

published on: 12th March 2013

thumbnail Scientists plumb the secret depths of Antarctica

A large scale project to map Antarctica has discovered the continent contains more ice than previously understood.

published on: 8th March 2013

thumbnail Bees get a buzz from caffeine

You may need a cup of coffee to kick start the day but it seems honeybees also get their buzz from drinking flower nectar containing caffeine.

published on: 7th March 2013

thumbnail How did early primordial cells evolve?

Research into bacteria without a cell wall is helping us understand how the earliest forms of life may have replicated nearly four billion years ago.

published on: 28th February 2013

thumbnail Newcastle University professor wins $1m TED prize

Professor Sugata Mitra, whose research inspired the film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, has been named the 2013 TED Prize winner.

published on: 26th February 2013

thumbnail New centre to revolutionise medical technology

Newcastle University is to play a key role in a £5.7 million centre being set up to develop tailor-made joint replacements for patients.

published on: 26th February 2013

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