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thumbnail Flooding to the movies

On the first anniversary of ‘Thunder Thursday’ flood agencies, academics and businesses from across the region put the importance of forging stronger partnerships to tackle flooding in the spotlight.

published on: 28th June 2013

thumbnail Paving the way for law change for pioneering IVF technique

The Chief Medical Officer has today outlined support for a change in the law, which would allow an IVF technique to eliminate mitochondrial disease, and pioneered at Newcastle University, to be used in patients.

published on: 28th June 2013

thumbnail Work begins to develop life-saving liver treatment

A £6 million programme to carry out the largest-ever study to develop new treatments and improve existing therapy for patients with a life—threatening liver disease has been announced by the Minister for Universities and Science.

published on: 27th June 2013

thumbnail New centre for arthritis research

A new £2.5 million research centre aims to find out more about the causes of rheumatoid arthritis.

published on: 25th June 2013

thumbnail Measuring in the extreme

A microscopic atom cloud that is colder than outer space could help improve our ability to make precision measurements for the development of next-generation rotational sensors and GPS.

published on: 25th June 2013

Global cooling as significant as global warming

A “cold snap” 116 million years ago triggered a similar marine ecosystem crisis to the ones witnessed in the past as a result of global warming, according to research published in Nature Geoscience.

published on: 16th June 2013

thumbnail Children help reveal diabetes trigger

Cases of type 1 diabetes in children mirror the spread of flu – suggesting it is triggered by an infection carried by wild animals.

published on: 14th June 2013

thumbnail Maryport Roman Temples excavation starts onsite

A team of archaeologists and volunteers led by Newcastle University's Professor Ian Haynes with site director Tony Wilmott, has started work in Maryport until 22 July.

published on: 13th June 2013

thumbnail Fit for surgery?

Age should not be a barrier to having an operation, fitness should be the key measure, is the finding of new research from Newcastle University.

published on: 11th June 2013

thumbnail Attention! Recruits needed for nationwide study

Volunteers are needed to help carry out a study looking at university military service units.

published on: 10th June 2013

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