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thumbnail University responds to Government's response to Witty report

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Brink, addresses the Government response.

published on: 18th March 2014

thumbnail Hitting the right note: Newcastle University supports rural arts in Northumberland

Northumberland’s proud musical heritage is being highlighted by a Newcastle University project to support rural arts.

published on: 17th March 2014

thumbnail Financial incentives could help people make healthier life choices

People may be more likely to adopt healthy behaviours if offered small financial incentives, the largest study of its kind has concluded.

published on: 12th March 2014

thumbnail Fat-busting seaweeds identified

Scientists at Newcastle University have identified the seaweeds which are most effective at preventing us from absorbing fat, opening up exciting possibilities for making everyday foods healthier.

published on: 1st March 2014

Government publishes draft regulations on Newcastle mitochondrial technique

The Government today launched a consultation on draft regulations for the use of new techniques to prevent mothers passing on serious mitochondrial diseases to their children. 

published on: 27th February 2014

thumbnail Newcastle University subjects among the best in the world

Newcastle University subjects have been named among the world's best in the new QS World Subject rankings.

published on: 27th February 2014

thumbnail Getting the full picture: a new study into women’s contribution to the UK film and television industries

An ambitious project will help address a significant gap in the history of the UK’s film and television industries.

published on: 27th February 2014

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

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