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thumbnail Young arthritis sufferers choose treatments that ‘make life normal’

New research at Newcastle University suggests that young arthritis sufferers make decisions based on how treatment will affect their appearance, their social life and their physical and mental well-being.

published on: 19th February 2014

thumbnail Government plans for future electricity generation could cause power station shutdown due to water shortages

Although Britain is currently suffering from rain, thunderstorms and severe flooding, experts at Newcastle University are warning the Government that its current thinking on future energy generation risks locking the UK into a situation where water availability could put energy security in danger.

published on: 17th February 2014

thumbnail Water samples from the Upper Ganges River shed light on the spread of potential 'superbugs'

The spread of antibiotic-resistance to one of the most pristine locations in Asia is linked to the annual human pilgrimages to the region, new research has shown.

published on: 17th February 2014

thumbnail Brain tumours targeted by new study

Newcastle University scientists will lead a groundbreaking research project aimed at beating childhood brain tumours.

published on: 14th February 2014

thumbnail Early parenting routines may harm breastfeeding

New collaborative research between Newcastle and Swansea University indicates that mothers who choose to follow strict parenting routines for sleep and feeding in early infancy are less likely to breastfeed their baby or to stop in the first few weeks.

published on: 14th February 2014

thumbnail A small ship with a Titanic reputation – why RMS Titanic is no longer the ship she once was

Despite conjuring up images of vastness and opulence, Titanic was actually no bigger than a North Sea ferry and could easily sit on the deck of a large container ship.

published on: 11th February 2014

thumbnail Cognitive therapy might be beneficial for people with schizophrenia

For people with schizophrenia who can't or won't take antipsychotic drug treatment, cognitive therapy could be a viable therapeutic alternative, according to a groundbreaking randomised trial published in the Lancet.

published on: 6th February 2014

thumbnail Raining cats and dogs – running for power in the past

Modern politicians may feel they have it tough – but they should thank their lucky stars they weren’t standing for election in the Westminster constituency in 1741.

published on: 30th January 2014

thumbnail ‘Natural’ engineering offers solution against future flooding

Back-to-nature flood schemes which use the land’s natural defences to slow river flow and reduce flooding could be a cost-effective way of tackling one of the biggest problems facing the UK today.

published on: 28th January 2014

thumbnail Ambitious project puts no limits on learning

A €1.9M project led by Newcastle University will take lessons from around the world to help improve mathematics and science skills in Europe and South Africa.

published on: 27th January 2014

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