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First trial to prove a diet supplement can prevent hereditary cancer

A trial in people with high hereditary risk of a wide range of cancers has shown a major preventive effect from resistant starch, found in a range of foods such as oats and slightly green bananas.

£2bn cost of mental ill health in the North of England

A report shows that a parallel pandemic of mental ill health has hit the North of England with a £2bn cost to the country at the same time as the COVID-19 pandemic.

Funding boost to better connect research to North East communities

A new project led by Newcastle University has received significant funding to maximise opportunities for connecting academic research to the needs of local communities.

Newcastle University celebrates its highest global ranking

Newcastle has achieved its highest ever position, ranking 122nd in the QS World University Rankings 2023.

Queen's Jubilee Honours for University colleagues

Leading cancer researcher Professor Ruth Plummer has been recognised in the Queen's Jubilee Honours, alongside Visiting Professor Iain Watson and friends of the University.

Protein supplement helps control Type 2 diabetes

Drinking a small amount of whey protein before meals has been shown to help people with type 2 diabetes control their blood sugars.

Preventing long term side effects of cancer radiotherapies

A new study has found that a simple, one-off treatment was able to prevent long term side effects of cancer radiotherapies.

REF2021 confirms growth in research excellence and impact at Newcastle

The national assessment of research performance has reported world-leading research with outstanding impact for society and the economy across all disciplines at Newcastle University.

Type 2 diabetes remission is possible for people with lower BMIs

A new ‘game-changing’ study by Professor Roy Taylor and his team shows remission from type 2 diabetes is possible for people with lower BMIs.

Antiseptic drug as good as antibiotics for preventing recurrent UTIs

The antiseptic drug methenamine hippurate is as good as antibiotics for preventing recurrent urinary tract infections in women, finds a trial published by The BMJ.

Clinical research facility receives over £5m

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Newcastle Clinical Research Facility (CRF) has received over £5.47m to continue its research into a range of health conditions.

Ageing at the heart of Newcastle’s future

A cutting-edge £500m development supporting the understanding, care and innovation of products and services for an ageing population has been given the go ahead in Newcastle.

£5m Innovation Deal boosts Healthy Longevity business in North of Tyne

A multi-million pound deal to help all of us in the UK lead longer, happier lives has been launched today and will drive new jobs, skills and businesses in the North of Tyne region.

Dementia protein changes found in childhood disease

In a world-first, researchers at Newcastle University have identified dementia protein changes in a terminal childhood disease.

First melanoma test to offer reassurance of low risk of cancer spread

A pioneering test which reliably predicts the spread or return of the most deadly form of skin cancer has been developed by a team of Newcastle scientists and clinicians.

New report shows almost £30bn health cost of England’s most deprived

People in England’s most deprived neighbourhoods work longer hours but live shorter lives with more years in ill health costing an estimated £29.8bn a year to the economy in lost productivity.