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thumbnail Poorest in society have eight fewer teeth

The poorest people in society have eight fewer teeth by their seventies than the richest, one of the biggest studies of its type ever undertaken has revealed.

published on: 18th November 2014

thumbnail Newcastle University to establish Transplant Research Unit

Newcastle University has, in partnership with the University of Cambridge, been awarded £3.8 million from the National Institute for Health Research to establish a Blood and Transplant Research Unit which will open in October 2015.

published on: 17th November 2014

thumbnail Putting down roots after 100 years

A state-of-the-art shore station that will provide research support and a unique teaching base for the next generation of marine scientists and engineers has been launched by Newcastle University.

published on: 5th November 2014

thumbnail SOLE Central leads the way for the future of learning

Prof Sugata Mitra explains why chaos theory can help us build a new model for primary education ahead of Newcastle University’s launch of SOLE Central this week.

published on: 5th November 2014

thumbnail Contactless cards fail to recognise foreign currency

A flaw in Visa’s contactless credit cards means they will approve unlimited cash transactions without a PIN when the amount is requested in a foreign currency.

published on: 1st November 2014

thumbnail Capturing our coast

Newcastle University has received initial support from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a £1.7m project to help protect our coastline for future generations.

published on: 30th October 2014

thumbnail Spinning around: Record labels in the spotlight

The rise and the fall of the record label and its struggle for relevance in the digital age is one of the themes at an international conference at Newcastle University.

published on: 29th October 2014

thumbnail Genetic link to kidney stones identified

A new breakthrough could help kidney stone sufferers get an exact diagnosis and specific treatment after genetic links to the condition were identified.

published on: 29th October 2014

thumbnail Gait and dementia link confirmed

Researchers at Newcastle University have found a definitive link between gait - the way someone walks - and early changes in cognitive function in people with Parkinson's disease.

published on: 22nd October 2014

thumbnail Childhood infection link to hearing loss

Common childhood infections, such as tonsillitis and ear infections, may lead to hearing loss later in life, according to recent research from Newcastle University.

published on: 20th October 2014

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