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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

thumbnail Weighing the Ocean: Solving the biggest problem in sea level science

Oceanographers from Newcastle and Liverpool have thought of a novel way to measure the ocean – weigh it.

published on: 6th September 2012

thumbnail Mexican dance for dementia

A popular dance from the streets of Mexico has been shown to improve the behaviour and mood of people with dementia.

published on: 31st August 2012

Tuning the brain: How piano tuning may cause changes to brain structure

Piano tuning may lead to changes in the structure of the memory and navigation areas of the brain over the long term, suggests new research.

published on: 29th August 2012

thumbnail Excavation sheds new light on Roman life in northern England

The Maryport excavation site has once again yielded new information about life on the Roman frontier in the north of England.

published on: 15th August 2012

thumbnail New grant and fellowship for cancer expert

A Newcastle University academic has won a £760,000 grant for a five year project to improve the diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.

published on: 14th August 2012

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