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thumbnail £2.5m to train specialists in environmental risk and mitigation

A consortium of four leading UK universities, including Newcastle, has been awarded £2.5m to train the next generation of researchers to become experts at assessing and mitigating risk using Big Data.

published on: 11th February 2015

thumbnail Newcastle University in joint bid for the Food and Environment Research Agency

Defra today announced £14.5 million of new investment in the Food and Environment Research Agency through a joint venture with Capita and Newcastle University.

published on: 11th February 2015

thumbnail Newcastle University to lead research into distressing symptoms of dementia

The Alzheimer’s Society has awarded funding to Newcastle University to establish a new Doctoral Training Centre to study the symptoms of a particularly distressing form of dementia.

published on: 5th February 2015

thumbnail Funding from charity for new treatments to silence tinnitus

Today, to mark Tinnitus Awareness Week, UK charity Action on Hearing Loss announces a major investment to fund a new study at Newcastle University, which aims to accelerate the development of future tinnitus treatments.

published on: 4th February 2015

thumbnail MPs vote for change in IVF law

Scientists at Newcastle University have welcomed the news that MPs have voted for a change in the law so that a pioneering IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases can be allowed.

published on: 3rd February 2015

thumbnail Two and a half thousand women could benefit from mitochondrial donation in the UK

Almost 2,500 women of child-bearing age in the UK are at risk of transmitting mitochondrial disease to their children, according to the most recent estimates published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.

published on: 28th January 2015

thumbnail New study finds UK failing adults with life-limiting condition

Adults in the UK with Duchenne muscular dystrophy are being failed on critical medical checks that could lengthen their lives, according to research published by Newcastle University.

published on: 22nd January 2015

thumbnail Beer and bread yeast-eating bacteria aid human health

Bacteria that have evolved to eat their way through yeast in the human gut could inform the development of new treatments for people suffering from bowel diseases.

published on: 7th January 2015

thumbnail Children’s cancer research campaign gets in gear

A £50,000 donation from one of the North East’s leading family businesses will help Newcastle University to further strengthen the region’s reputation as a centre for excellence in childhood cancer research.

published on: 7th January 2015

thumbnail Volunteers wanted to take part in ground breaking new language study

Researchers at Newcastle University are asking members of the public to help with a ground breaking study, after being awarded £1 million in funding.  

published on: 6th January 2015

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