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thumbnail Patients quiz experts on neuromuscular disease

More than 160 patients had an opportunity to hear first-hand about the latest research being carried out into mitochondrial disease and muscular dystrophy at a special event yesterday.

published on: 18th March 2015

thumbnail App-movement: why programming is no longer the domain of the computer geek

Anyone can create an app thanks to a new tool developed by computer experts at Newcastle University. And the service is already being used to create an app to find dementia friendly places.

published on: 17th March 2015

thumbnail New mobile app will find dementia friendly places

A ‘TripAdvisor’-style app is being launched which allows carers to locate and rate dementia-friendly places so they are better able to get out and about with their loved-ones.

published on: 17th March 2015

thumbnail Health Secretary meets first patients diagnosed through genomics medical breakthrough

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has visited Newcastle University to meet the first patients to be diagnosed through the 100,000 Genomes Project.

published on: 11th March 2015

thumbnail Bloodaxe archive inspires new generation of creative work

A new website brings the Bloodaxe Books archive to life and has inspired a new body of work.

published on: 11th March 2015

thumbnail Maryport temples dig wins national award

An archaeological dig led by Professor Ian Haynes has been named Research Project of the Year, following its discovery of colossal ‘mystery monuments’ overlooking the Solway.

published on: 10th March 2015

thumbnail Leading expert in social renewal recognised with prestigious fellowship

The Carnegie Trust has announced the appointment of Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE as Carnegie Fellow for 2015.

published on: 4th March 2015

thumbnail Funding boost for life and health sciences in the North of England

The Northern Health Science Alliance’s (NHSA) ambitious project of establishing an internationally recognised life science and healthcare economy in the North of England has been given a vital boost following funding from Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE).

published on: 2nd March 2015

thumbnail World first led by Newcastle University

Last night the UK became the first country to approve laws to allow the use of a ground-breaking IVF-based technique to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases.

published on: 25th February 2015

thumbnail SOLE experience encourages 'deeper learning'

Prof Sugata Mitra has shown that groups of eight-year-olds can answer GCSE and A-level questions using the Internet, and also retain this knowledge several months later.

published on: 24th February 2015

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