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thumbnail A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found

Researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon.

published on: 26th November 2013

thumbnail Royal recognition for rural research

The Vice-Chancellor of Newcastle University, Professor Chris Brink, and representatives from the University’s Centre for Rural Economy (CRE), have attended a ceremony at Buckingham Palace where CRE's reputation as a driving force for research into rural economies and societies was recognised with the award of a Queen's Anniversary Prize.

published on: 22nd November 2013

thumbnail New centre will use digital technologies to transform local government services

A pioneering research centre set up to train the next generation of digital economy researchers is being launched in the North East of England.

published on: 21st November 2013

thumbnail Mexicans help keep Cornish traditions alive

Cornish pasties might be a traditional British staple but one student discovered they are also thriving thousands of miles away in Mexico.

published on: 19th November 2013

thumbnail Driving and Distracted

Trying to process complicated information while driving – such as taking work calls – significantly reduces our ability to drive safely, new research has shown.

published on: 18th November 2013

thumbnail Retirement makes people more active

Retirement may make people more active, at least in the short term, suggests new research from ageing experts at Newcastle University.

published on: 12th November 2013

thumbnail Changing the conversation — polymers disrupt bacterial communication

Artificial materials based on simple synthetic polymers can disrupt the way in which bacteria communicate with each other.

published on: 12th November 2013

thumbnail By studying animal behaviour we gain an insight into our own

It is time to learn from our similarities with animal behaviour rather than just the differences, argues Newcastle University's Dr Tom Smulders.

published on: 8th November 2013

thumbnail £5 million to train the next generation of environmental and earth scientists

Newcastle University has been named a key player in a new partnership to train the leading scientists of the future.

published on: 5th November 2013

thumbnail Barbour donation boosts key research

A £1m donation has helped young researchers at Newcastle University tackle some of the most debilitating syndromes and diseases. 

published on: 4th November 2013

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