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thumbnail Virtual sailing gives competitors the edge

Simulating weather and water conditions before a race could give sailors the advantage they need to win, new research reveals.

published on: 14th June 2012

thumbnail Reporting from Rio

A Newcastle University student will travel to Rio de Janeiro next week to attend the Rio +20 Earth Summit and report back live on the debates that could shape the future of our planet.

published on: 14th June 2012

thumbnail Mitochondrial technique is ethical

An influential independent body has found that a pioneering mitochondrial transfer technique is ethical.

published on: 12th June 2012

thumbnail Radiation exposure from CT scans in childhood could triple the risk of leukaemia and brain cancer

Children and young adults scanned multiple times by computed tomography (CT) have a small increased risk of leukaemia and brain tumours in the decade following their first scan.

published on: 7th June 2012

thumbnail Lung transplant trial could save lives

A pioneering technique which breathes new life into previously unusable donor lungs could save the lives of many patients on the lung transplant waiting list.

published on: 30th May 2012

thumbnail Exchanging creative ideas at Newcastle University

An ambitious project has been launched which aims to create new ways of taking part in  cultural experiences

published on: 24th May 2012

thumbnail £5m grant for synthetic biology project

A collaboration including Newcastle University has been awarded almost £5 million to develop new technology in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

published on: 24th May 2012

thumbnail Newcastle University centre helps people find their voice

When Brian Reynolds had a stroke he recovered from many of the symptoms quite quickly.

published on: 23rd May 2012

thumbnail Action video game to aid recovery from stroke

A video game which improves and overcomes the physical symptoms of a stroke has been revealed.

published on: 17th May 2012

thumbnail The hidden cost of cannabis

Around £200m of electricity is being stolen every year to run illegal cannabis farms across the UK.

published on: 1st May 2012

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