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thumbnail Grazing slugs hinder grassland restoration

Selective grazing by slugs may prevent key grassland species from taking hold and hamper efforts to restore our hay meadows, new research has shown.

published on: 12th July 2013

Leading the way in Synthetic Biology

Newcastle University is to play a key role in a new £10 million Innovation and Knowledge Centre that will boost the UK’s position as a leader in the emerging field of synthetic biology.

published on: 11th July 2013

thumbnail The sting in the tail - Chance finding could lead to new antibiotics

A whole new class of antibiotics could be possible after a chance discovery by academics at Newcastle University.

published on: 4th July 2013

thumbnail Collaborating to treat mental illness

Newcastle University is part of a new multi-million pound collaboration aimed at producing new drugs to treat schizophrenia.

published on: 2nd July 2013

thumbnail Flooding to the movies

On the first anniversary of ‘Thunder Thursday’ flood agencies, academics and businesses from across the region put the importance of forging stronger partnerships to tackle flooding in the spotlight.

published on: 28th June 2013

thumbnail Paving the way for law change for pioneering IVF technique

The Chief Medical Officer has today outlined support for a change in the law, which would allow an IVF technique to eliminate mitochondrial disease, and pioneered at Newcastle University, to be used in patients.

published on: 28th June 2013

thumbnail Work begins to develop life-saving liver treatment

A £6 million programme to carry out the largest-ever study to develop new treatments and improve existing therapy for patients with a life—threatening liver disease has been announced by the Minister for Universities and Science.

published on: 27th June 2013

thumbnail New centre for arthritis research

A new £2.5 million research centre aims to find out more about the causes of rheumatoid arthritis.

published on: 25th June 2013

thumbnail Measuring in the extreme

A microscopic atom cloud that is colder than outer space could help improve our ability to make precision measurements for the development of next-generation rotational sensors and GPS.

published on: 25th June 2013

Global cooling as significant as global warming

A “cold snap” 116 million years ago triggered a similar marine ecosystem crisis to the ones witnessed in the past as a result of global warming, according to research published in Nature Geoscience.

published on: 16th June 2013

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