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thumbnail The iPod in the head: How the brain processes musical hallucinations

A woman with an "iPod in her head" has helped scientists at Newcastle University and University College London identify the areas of the brain that are affected when patients experience a rare condition called musical hallucinations.

published on: 27th January 2014

thumbnail Water fluoride levels do not increase risk of bone cancer

Fluoride levels in drinking water do not lead to a greater risk of primary bone cancer, a new study has found.

published on: 22nd January 2014

thumbnail What lies beneath – scientists discover giant trench under Antarctic Ice

A massive ancient subglacial trough – deeper than the Grand Canyon - has been discovered by a team of UK experts.

published on: 14th January 2014

thumbnail Fresh faced: Looking younger for longer

Newcastle University researchers have identified an antioxidant Tiron, which offers total protection against some types of sun damage and may ultimately help our skin stay looking younger for longer.

published on: 10th January 2014

thumbnail Miracle twins born thanks to egg donation

A woman who received an extra round of IVF treatment because she donated eggs for medical research has given birth to twins.

published on: 24th December 2013

thumbnail Brain connections may explain why girls mature faster

Newcastle University scientists have discovered that as the brain re-organises connections throughout our life, the process begins earlier in girls which may explain why they mature faster during the teenage years.

published on: 20th December 2013

thumbnail Newcastle to lead £10 million research project into sustainable farming

PROHEALTH, led by Newcastle University, has been awarded the largest ever EU grant in animal health to explore new ways to ensure the sustainability of modern animal production.

published on: 17th December 2013

thumbnail Rewriting history – how South Africa’s museums were designed to support apartheid

Research by a Newcastle University expert sheds new light on the deep seated practices the ruling elite in apartheid era South Africa used to spread their beliefs.

published on: 13th December 2013

thumbnail £50 million 'living lab' takes smart cities to the next level

Newcastle University has announced an ambitious £50 million project to combine digital ingenuity and scientific expertise with social innovation to create the smart city of the future.

published on: 11th December 2013

thumbnail Call for action on cutting sugar

A study by Newcastle University researchers into the effects of sugars on our oral health recommends cutting down on the sweet additive as part of a global initiative to reduce tooth decay.

published on: 10th December 2013

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