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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

thumbnail Uncovering the biofuel potential of plants that breathe in the dark

Newcastle University is part of an £8.8m project to explore the biofuel potential of plants found growing in some of the world’s harshest environments.

published on: 26th September 2012

thumbnail Danger of two-speed rural economy, warns Newcastle expert

Developing rural economies could provide a big boost to the UK economy but the process needs to be carefully managed to avoid a ‘two-speed’ rural society, warns a Newcastle University rural affairs expert.

published on: 26th September 2012

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