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thumbnail Damaged protein could be key to premature ageing

Scientists have found that the condition of key proteins in the mitochondria -the batteries of cells- could be used to predict, and eventually treat premature ageing. And restricting diet could be one way of making this happen.

published on: 12th May 2014

thumbnail Ice-loss moves the Earth 250 miles beneath our feet

At the surface, Antarctica is a motionless and frozen landscape.  Yet hundreds of miles down the Earth is moving at a rapid rate, new research has shown.

published on: 12th May 2014

thumbnail Independent body of experts needed to inform energy policy

The UK’s energy industry is fragmented and a ‘system architect’ is needed to inform technical decisions and take a holistic view of the energy system in order to secure the country’s future energy supply, experts are warning.

published on: 7th May 2014

Digitally Driven

Bus-driver banter could become a thing of the past thanks to new technology installed to make sure there is always an equal distance between buses, experts reveal.

published on: 1st May 2014

thumbnail Evidence that yoga can keep pregnant women stress free

For the first time researchers in the UK have studied the effects of yoga on pregnant women, and found that it can reduce the risk of them developing anxiety and depression.

published on: 1st May 2014

thumbnail A career in the fast lane

A Newcastle University student is living the dream after landing a job in Formula 1 with Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains (HPP).

published on: 30th April 2014

thumbnail Whitefly confused by cacophony of smells

Bombarding pests with smells from many different plants temporarily confuses them and hinders their ability to feed, new research has shown.

published on: 28th April 2014

thumbnail Testing 3D vision in praying mantises

A new research programme aims to understand 3D vision in the praying mantis, the only invertebrate known to have this ability, and compare it with vision in humans.

published on: 23rd April 2014

thumbnail Google Glass puts the focus on Parkinson's

The next generation of wearable computing is being trialled for the first time to evaluate its potential to support people with Parkinson’s.

published on: 9th April 2014

thumbnail Training the talent of the future

A multi-million pound training centre designed to plug the skills gap in one of the fastest growing areas of computer technology is to be based at Newcastle University.

published on: 28th March 2014

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