Research News

thumbnail St George’s Day concert will raise funds for research centre

A special concert is being held in the region to help raise vital funds for an important Newcastle University service.

published on: 20th April 2015

thumbnail Open innovation opens the door to marine biotechnology in Oman

Using marine resources such as seaweeds, fish and microbes to develop new products for the healthcare, agriculture and other industries could hold the key to a more resilient economy in Oman, but only if a climate of open innovation exists, a ground-breaking study led by Newcastle University has concluded.

published on: 17th April 2015

thumbnail Experts involved in £3.3m collaboration to progress new drug

Newcastle University is part of a pioneering multi-million pound collaboration focused on the development of a treatment to help patients with schizophrenia.

published on: 16th April 2015

thumbnail ‘When good cells turn bad’ - immune cells can promote liver cancer

A team of Newcastle University scientists have found that specialised immune cells in our bodies that normally act to protect us from infections can have a dark side in the development of liver cancer.

published on: 16th April 2015

thumbnail Researchers chart course for recovery of reef fishes

Researchers have, for the first time, identified the extent to which fish populations on the world’s coral reefs have been depleted by fishing and estimated the recovery potential that different conservation measures could have. 

published on: 8th April 2015

thumbnail Design boost for lifeboats

The approach to the design of all-weather lifeboats is set for a re-evaluation as part of a major study being led by Newcastle University and the RNLI, with support from Lloyds’ Register.

published on: 8th April 2015

thumbnail Newcastle motors ahead in the race for a fully automated transport system

New technology which allows traffic lights to ‘talk’ directly to motorists to inform the way they drive is being rolled out across Newcastle.

published on: 3rd April 2015

thumbnail New scheme to boost partnerships between academia and industry

Newcastle University will receive a funding boost of £250,000 to help researchers and industry work together to enhance knowledge and skills by promoting the value of joint ventures.

published on: 2nd April 2015

thumbnail Giving young voters 'appt' advice

Academics from Newcastle University have played a key role in developing a unique app, designed specifically for young people in the run up to the General Election.

published on: 1st April 2015

thumbnail Young Christians see volunteering as a means to be closer to God, not closer to an employer

Short-term volunteering overseas is seen by young people as an opportunity to become more knowledgeable about their Christian faith and more confident in practicing and discussing it, researchers at Newcastle University have concluded.

published on: 26th March 2015

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