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thumbnail Experts collaborate to crack difficult disease areas

Leading academics at Newcastle University are part of a multi-million pound collaboration to improve scientists’ understanding of inflammatory diseases such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases and fibrosis.

published on: 15th July 2015

thumbnail Policymakers fail to address public concerns on fracking

Rather than seeking to persuade the public of the benefits of fracking, policymakers should engage them in dialogue, allowing both sides to learn from the others’ viewpoint, new research claims.

published on: 14th July 2015

thumbnail Researchers given £1m to learn more about osteoarthritis

Researchers at Newcastle University have been awarded £1m to continue the hunt for the genes that cause osteoarthritis.

published on: 13th July 2015

thumbnail Empowering local communities through digital technologies

A £12m research centre has been announced that will explore the potential of digital technologies in shaping the future of local government services in planning, health, social care and education.

published on: 13th July 2015

thumbnail A hundred years of memories: the North East’s art of war

The stories behind unique artefacts made by soldiers in the trenches of the First World War are being brought together for the first time.

published on: 8th July 2015

thumbnail Capturing memories of Berwick’s net fishing past

Net fishing for salmon on the Tweed is a tradition which dates back hundreds of years but has almost disappeared today.

published on: 6th July 2015

thumbnail Muscular dystrophy expert's disappointment at drug refusal

A researcher who has helped develop a pioneering treatment has expressed her frustration after the drug has been turned down for early NHS funding.

published on: 3rd July 2015

thumbnail Earthquake not to blame for Indonesian mud volcano

New research hopes to close the debate on whether a major mud volcano disaster in Indonesia was triggered by an earthquake or had man-made origins.

published on: 29th June 2015

thumbnail Action spectrum of sun skin damage documented

Scientists document for the first time the DNA damage which can occur to skin across the full range of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.  

published on: 26th June 2015

thumbnail Backward-moving glacier helps scientists explain glacial earthquakes

New insight into glacier behaviour will improve our ability to predict future sea-level rise in a warming climate.

published on: 25th June 2015

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