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thumbnail Keeping older drivers on the road

A unique research car which monitors our concentration, stress levels and driving habits while we’re sat behind the steering wheel is being used to develop new technologies to support older drivers.

published on: 23rd April 2012

thumbnail Newcastle University part of bid to cure Parkinson's

We are taking part in the biggest in-depth study tracking people with Parkinson's ever mounted anywhere in the world.

published on: 16th April 2012

thumbnail 'What about me?’ Scientists inform new play exploring dementia

Arts and science come together as writers working with researchers and patients better understand the experience of living with dementia resulting in a new play.

published on: 5th April 2012

thumbnail Lego City Community Appeal: Natural disaster hits Great North Build exhibition

Newcastle University’s interactive Lego exhibition appeals for community support after a flood engulfs a quarter of the Lego City. Can you help save it?

published on: 4th April 2012

thumbnail Electric vehicles deliver double the environmental benefit

Drivers tend to be more thoughtful in the way they use their cars when they switch to an electric vehicle, a new study has found.

published on: 4th April 2012

thumbnail Leading the way in Carbon Capture and Storage

Newcastle University has been named one of the key players in a £13m UK Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) research.

published on: 3rd April 2012

thumbnail Newcastle Professor selected as Government advisor

Professor Simin Davoudi has been selected as a member of the new Social Science Expert Panel for Defra (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) and DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change).
The panel’s purpose is to bring high quality multi-disciplinary social science advice to both departments.

published on: 2nd April 2012

thumbnail New book maps life of influential painter

A new book looking at the life and works of one of Britain’s most influential artists has been written by an eminent Newcastle University art historian.

published on: 2nd April 2012

thumbnail Experts discover depth of crime against historic buildings

The first comprehensive survey looking at the scale and effect of crime on England’s historic buildings has been carried out.

published on: 30th March 2012

thumbnail Why do some heavy drinkers get liver cirrhosis and some don’t?

Newcastle University researchers are to determine the role of genetics in alcoholic liver disease which should lead to better diagnosis and treatment of the condition.

published on: 29th March 2012

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