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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

thumbnail The sting in the tail - Chance finding could lead to new antibiotics

A whole new class of antibiotics could be possible after a chance discovery by academics at Newcastle University.

published on: 4th July 2013

thumbnail Collaborating to treat mental illness

Newcastle University is part of a new multi-million pound collaboration aimed at producing new drugs to treat schizophrenia.

published on: 2nd July 2013

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

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