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thumbnail All-in-one energy system offers greener power for off-grid homes

An innovative 'trigeneration' system fuelled entirely by raw plant oils could have great potential  for isolated homes and businesses operating outside grid systems both in the UK and abroad.

published on: 30th July 2014

No increased risk of cancer from Sellafield or Dounreay sites

Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s were not at an increased risk of developing cancer according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

published on: 25th July 2014

thumbnail Dig reveals more about Maryport Roman Temples site

A team of archaeologists and volunteers led by Newcastle University’s Professor Ian Haynes and site director Tony Wilmott have been uncovering more secrets of the Maryport Roman Temples.

published on: 25th July 2014

thumbnail Possible risk of folic acid overexposure

A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables.

published on: 24th July 2014

thumbnail Mitochondrial plans move forward

Plans to legalise the use of new techniques, developed by Newcastle University, to prevent mothers passing on serious mitochondrial diseases to their children, are to proceed, the Government has announced.

published on: 23rd July 2014

thumbnail Technology tracks the elusive Nightjar

Bioacoustic recorders could provide us with vital additional information to help us protect rare and endangered birds such as the European nightjar, new research has shown.

published on: 21st July 2014

thumbnail Nature’s strongest glue comes unstuck

Over a 150 years since it was first described by Darwin, scientists are finally uncovering the secrets behind the super strength of barnacle glue.

published on: 18th July 2014

First step towards treating rare childhood disease

Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered a way of treating a rare disease which leads to kidney failure and death in children.

published on: 17th July 2014

thumbnail Mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage

Even mild traumatic brain injury may cause brain damage and thinking and memory problems, a new study by Newcastle University academics has found.

published on: 17th July 2014

thumbnail Organic vs non-organic food

An international team of experts led by Newcastle University has shown that organic crops are up to 60% higher in a number of key antioxidants than conventionally-grown ones.

published on: 11th July 2014

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