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thumbnail Reducing the impact of a terrorist attack on trains and metros

Blast-resilient carriages that are better able to withstand a terrorist attack and ultimately save lives have been developed by a world-leading team of engineers.

published on: 22nd January 2013

thumbnail Vital children's cancer drug being underdosed

A study has found that many patients receiving a potentially life-saving drug for the childhood cancer neuroblastoma are potentially being under-dosed.

published on: 17th January 2013

thumbnail Parkinson's discovery could lead to earlier diagnosis

A new study could help earlier diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, after Newcastle University researchers identified that even early in the disease people experience symptoms.

published on: 15th January 2013

thumbnail Get a grip - why we get wrinkly fingers and toes

Wrinkly fingers caused by soaking them in water for a long time, such as in the bath or doing the washing up, have been shown to improve our grip on wet objects or objects under water.

published on: 9th January 2013

thumbnail How the kilogram has put on weight

Post-Christmas and most of us are feeling the over-indulgence.  But take heart - experts at Newcastle University have shown even the kilogram itself has put on weight.

published on: 7th January 2013

thumbnail Major new clinical trial to improve treatment for leukaemia patients

Newcastle Hospitals and University are launching a large clinical trial of cancer drugs to ensure patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) get the best treatment.

published on: 6th January 2013

thumbnail Hairy Dieters success!

Newcastle University experts help the Bikers lose weight and get healthier.
Follow the series on BBC 2.

published on: 3rd January 2013

thumbnail Top ten tips to combat diabetes this New Year

Getting your family and friends to support you in being physically active and setting yourself physical activity goals are among the top ten tips scientifically proven to help combat Type 2 diabetes.

published on: 1st January 2013

thumbnail Scintillating star: More sparkle with two eyes

The scintillating grid, where the grid appears to sparkle, has been shown to be more sparkly when you view it with both eyes rather than one eye.

published on: 19th December 2012

thumbnail Popular TV chefs less healthy than ready meals

Recipes created by popular TV chefs contain significantly more energy, protein, fat, and saturated fat and less fibre per portion than supermarket ready meals.

published on: 18th December 2012

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