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thumbnail Newcastle University hosts Westminster debate on rural contribution to national economic growth

Newcastle University’s Centre for Rural Economy will host a panel event at which leading academic and policy experts will discuss the topic Re-imagining the rural: Are we neglecting the rural contribution to national economic growth?

published on: 26th March 2014

thumbnail Leukaemia caused by chromosome catastrophe

Researchers, led by a team at Newcastle University, have found that people born with a rare abnormality of their chromosomes have a 2,700-fold increased risk of a rare childhood leukaemia.

published on: 24th March 2014

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

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