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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

Strong cheese? It's a 'cultured' experience

An international research team led by Newcastle University has identified a new line of bacteria they believe add flavour to some of the world’s most exclusive cheeses.

published on: 23rd December 2014

thumbnail Chance find suggests early humans were at gateway to Europe earlier than thought

The discovery of a stone flake that shows evidence of being hammered by a hard tool has led scientists to conclude that early humans occupied parts of western Turkey much earlier than previously thought.

published on: 23rd December 2014

thumbnail Old photos shed light on the Antarctic

Aerial photos from the 1940s and 1950s are being used to probe the climate history of the Antarctic Peninsula.

published on: 20th December 2014

thumbnail Newcastle University ranked 16th in UK for global research power

An independent assessment of UK university research quality published today has confirmed Newcastle University’s position as one of the most powerful research universities in the country and the most powerful in the North East.

published on: 18th December 2014

thumbnail Change in law for pioneering IVF technique one step closer

Newcastle scientists have welcomed the news that a pioneering IVF-based technique they are developing to reduce the risk of mitochondrial diseases is one step closer to be available.

published on: 17th December 2014

thumbnail North East primed to access two billion European ageing fund

The North East is in prime position to benefit from a 2.1bn Euros funding pot to boost its world-leading research into ageing as part of a new European consortium.

published on: 16th December 2014

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