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thumbnail Alliance will speed up drug development

A new collaboration between the University and industry aims to discover and develop new drugs to treat cancer.

published on: 30th October 2012

thumbnail New understanding of Antarctica’s weight-loss

New data which more accurately measures the rate of ice-melt could help us better understand how Antarctica is changing in the light of global warming.

published on: 22nd October 2012

Moving towards a better conversation about animal research

David Willetts has welcomed our commitment to openness on animal research as we sign a new national declaration.

published on: 19th October 2012

thumbnail Japanese lake record improves radiocarbon dating

New results may help archaeologists and climate scientists refine age estimates by hundreds of years.

published on: 18th October 2012

thumbnail Cobalt ions found to trigger the body’s immune system

Metal ions released by failing metal-on-metal (MoM) hip joint replacements can trigger an immune response similar to that caused by bacterial infections, Newcastle experts have found.

published on: 17th October 2012

thumbnail Extra cash helps patients cope with cancer

Welfare rights advice has been shown to help patients with cancer and their carers receive millions in unclaimed benefits to help cope with the disease.

published on: 13th October 2012

thumbnail Close call – bad weather drives up phone calls to our nearest and dearest

Who we call and how long we speak to them changes with the weather, according to new research by experts at Newcastle University.

published on: 10th October 2012

thumbnail Nasty noises: Why do we recoil at unpleasant sounds?

Heightened activity between the emotional and auditory parts of the brain explains why the sound of chalk on a blackboard or a knife on a bottle is so unpleasant.

published on: 10th October 2012

thumbnail Power in the palm of your hands

Forget the TV remote and the games controller, now you can control anything from your mobile phone to the television with just a wave of your hand.

published on: 8th October 2012

thumbnail Investigating cancer-fighting properties of cannabis-related chemical

Chemicals similar to those found in cannabis form the basis of a new drug that is being trialled in UK cancer patients for the first time.

published on: 28th September 2012

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