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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

thumbnail Stress makes men appreciate heavier women

Increased stress in men is associated with a preference for heavier women, according to a study at Newcastle University.

published on: 9th August 2012

thumbnail Countryside communities need Government support so they can help themselves

Residents of rural areas should be helped to help themselves if their communities are to thrive, says a Newcastle University academic.

published on: 6th August 2012

thumbnail Dig reveals early Christian cemetery at Maryport

Early Christian graves have been found during an archaeological dig in Maryport, Cumbria. 

published on: 6th August 2012

thumbnail Sir Bobby’s legacy purchases first-in-Europe equipment to fight cancer

Experts provide a preview of the newly-created unit which will help Newcastle scientists fight cancer thanks to the biggest-ever donation from the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

published on: 3rd August 2012

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

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