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thumbnail Skin cancer identified for the first time in wild fish populations

Widespread skin cancer has been identified for the first time in wild marine fish populations, new research has shown.

published on: 1st August 2012

thumbnail Scientists identify genetic drivers of leukaemia

Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered three key genetic errors which can dictate how adult patients develop leukaemia and respond to treatment and could help doctors adapt future treatments.

published on: 31st July 2012

thumbnail Soil sucks up 65,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide

A city-centre site earmarked to become the heart of sustainability research in Newcastle is already playing a key role in mitigating the effects of climate change.

published on: 31st July 2012

thumbnail Catastrophe: The Looting & Destruction of Iraq’s Past

A new exhibition opening at the Great North Museum: Hancock will explore the destruction of Iraq’s archaeology following the 2003 invasion by coalition forces and the devastating effect that this has had on the country’s cultural heritage.

published on: 30th July 2012

thumbnail Discovery of new white blood cell reveals target for better vaccine design

Researchers in Newcastle and Singapore have identified a new type of white blood cell which activates a killing immune response to an external source.

published on: 28th July 2012

Chemical Engineers join UK's elite

Professors Elaine Martin and Ian Metcalfe have been elected Fellows of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

published on: 25th July 2012

thumbnail A quarter of very elderly have undiagnosed treatable heart problems

The very oldest in our society are missing out on simple heart treatments which can prolong and improve their quality of life, Newcastle heart experts say.

published on: 25th July 2012

thumbnail True cost of alcohol related ambulance call-outs revealed

New research has revealed the true cost of ambulance call-outs to deal with drink fuelled incidents.

published on: 24th July 2012

thumbnail Volunteers needed to help uncover secrets of Derwentcote

Excavation of Britain’s oldest steelworks taking place this summer

published on: 18th July 2012

thumbnail New research hub to address burning bioenergy questions

Newcastle University is to play a key role in a new research hub set up to investigate the efficiency and impact of bioenergy technologies.

published on: 17th July 2012

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