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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

thumbnail Improving care for teenagers with long-term health problems

A major new national study examining whether teenagers with long-term health problems are receiving the best healthcare from the NHS has been launched.

published on: 26th September 2012

Public consultation launched into pioneering technique

People’s views are being sought on a technique developed at Newcastle University to prevent mitochondrial disease, a rare but devastating medical condition.

published on: 17th September 2012

thumbnail Low cost design makes ultrasound imaging affordable to the world

An ultra-low cost scanner that can be plugged into any computer to show images of an unborn baby has been developed by Newcastle University engineers.

published on: 14th September 2012

thumbnail Study unveils ‘hidden’ alcohol abuse among older people

A study has uncovered a growing drink problem among older people and researchers are now urging the Government to review its UK health strategy to support society’s “invisible addicts”.

published on: 13th September 2012

thumbnail Older people in rural areas facing social isolation

Services for older people in rural areas need to be ‘rural-proofed’ to help prevent more older people becoming isolated, a new report finds.

published on: 13th September 2012

thumbnail First-in-Europe cancer equipment officially opened by Lady Elsie Robson

Lady Elsie Robson has officially opened the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation PET Tracer Production Unit at Newcastle University.

published on: 12th September 2012

Newcastle to play key role in new Cyber Institute

The UK’s first academic Research Institute to improve understanding of the science behind the growing Cyber Security threat has been launched today.

published on: 12th September 2012

thumbnail Scientists discover how the brain ages

Researchers at Newcastle University have revealed the mechanism by which neurons, the nerve cells in the brain and other parts of the body, age.

published on: 12th September 2012

thumbnail New centre will lead mitochondrial research

A brand new centre, which will drive research into a rare but devastating medical condition, has opened at Newcastle University

published on: 11th September 2012

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