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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

thumbnail New findings in the link between selenium and cancer

Higher levels of selenium are associated with a decreased risk of colorectal cancer, according to new research* published in the International Journal of Cancer.

published on: 16th December 2014

thumbnail Stop-start driving in city centres creates higher pollution levels

Traditional methods of modelling traffic pollution could be under-estimating emissions by as much as 60%, particularly in areas where congestion occurs for a large part of the day, a team at Newcastle University has concluded.

published on: 12th December 2014

thumbnail Chancellor announces national centre for ageing at Newcastle University

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, has pledged £20m towards the creation of a national centre for ageing at Newcastle University in his Autumn statement.

published on: 3rd December 2014

thumbnail Does stress in childhood make us more impulsive adults?

Impulsive behaviour in adults could be linked to stressful experiences during early life, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

published on: 3rd December 2014

thumbnail Celebrating ageing research at Newcastle

The breadth of ageing research being carried out across Newcastle University was showcased at a special launch event on 2 December.

published on: 2nd December 2014

thumbnail John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre launched

Newcastle University has announced the launch of the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre to support its world-leading research in the field.

published on: 25th November 2014

thumbnail School lunches deliver health benefits - but only if they are consumed

Universal free school meals should be offered to all children in their first years of secondary school, according to one of the leading nutrition experts in the UK.

published on: 20th November 2014

£3m to put pig welfare at the top of the agenda

Digital technologies are being used to provide early warning signs of stress and disease in pigs as part of a pioneering new research project involving experts from Newcastle University.

published on: 19th November 2014

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