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Longer interval between Covid-19 Pfizer vaccine doses boosts immunity

One of the world’s most in-depth studies into Covid-19 immune response to vaccines shows a short and long dosing interval of the Pfizer jab generated strong antibody and T cell immune responses.

Published on: 23 July 2021

Covid-19 response helped graduates prepare for careers in medicine

Medical students who graduated early to help meet the challenge of Covid-19 are better prepared for their careers as doctors, new research has revealed.

Published on: 07 July 2021

Healthcare professionals are failing smell loss patients

People who have lost their sense of smell are being failed by healthcare professionals, new research has revealed.

Published on: 01 July 2021

Forced labour in Malaysian medical glove industry worsens

Exploitation of workers in the Malaysian medical glove industry has worsened during the Covid-19 pandemic, according to new research carried out by a partnership led by Newcastle University.

Published on: 01 July 2021

Researcher receives award to target sugars and stop cancer spread

A Newcastle University researcher has been given a significant award to target sugars and stop the spread of prostate cancer.

Published on: 30 June 2021

Europe's largest wastewater treatment research facility using bacteria

Scientists from Newcastle University and partners from Northumbrian Water have opened a new facility that will play a key role in improving how sewage is treated.

Published on: 29 June 2021

Medical students get funding boost to buy emergency vehicle

Medical students at Newcastle University have received a funding boost of almost £20,000 to buy a response vehicle to attend emergency calls in Tyneside.

Published on: 24 June 2021

Critical cell process shown to be missing in humans

Patients with a unique cellular disorder are helping researchers understand a series of health complications better.

Published on: 23 June 2021

Covid-19 studies are bolstered by a model of cells found in the lungs

A team led by researchers at Newcastle University has successfully created a model of the cells found in the lungs that can be used to replicate how Covid-19 infects the airways.

Published on: 21 June 2021

Targeted therapy could be first line treatment for childhood cancer

Scientists studying a common childhood cancer have made a major breakthrough which could lead to a cure for some youngsters who would not have survived the condition.

Published on: 18 June 2021

Newcastle University academics recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Professor Suzanne Cholerton and Dr Ian Buxton have today been recognised as leaders in their fields with the announcement of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Published on: 12 June 2021

Helping older people live in their own homes for longer

A project to help older people retain their independence and stay connected with their families has received support from UKRI Innovate UK Healthy Ageing Trailblazers.

Published on: 10 June 2021

Sucking Eggs – an invite to a conversation on ageing

A new theatre production in collaboration with Newcastle University which is built on the experiences of older people from VOICE, will examine how differently people experience ageing.

Published on: 09 June 2021

New research addresses civic engagement in later life

A research project led by Newcastle University will investigate how older people across Europe engage in different forms of civic activity such as volunteering and taking part in political activities.

Published on: 08 June 2021

Gene protection for Covid-19 identified

The first evidence of a genetic link explaining why some people who catch Covid-19 don’t become sick has been discovered.

Published on: 04 June 2021

Diabetes remission diet also lowers blood pressure

New research has shown that if you lose substantial weight and maintain that to manage your type 2 diabetes, you can also effectively control your high blood pressure.

Published on: 01 June 2021

Minimum Unit Price of alcohol has positive lasting impact

A new study shows that ‘50p per unit’ policy on alcohol prices in Scotland is having a lasting impact on reducing consumption in some of the heaviest-drinking households.

Published on: 28 May 2021

Awards showcase the best of partnership working

Projects showing the diversity of ways that Newcastle University works with its external partners and communities were celebrated last night at the first ever Engagement and Place Awards.

Published on: 27 May 2021

First UK Duchenne muscular dystrophy patient in gene therapy trial

A Newcastle team dosed the first patient with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in the UK in a pioneering gene therapy trial.

Published on: 25 May 2021

Supersensitive connection causes hatred of noises

A supersensitised brain connection has been identified in people who suffer from misophonia, an extreme reaction to “trigger” sounds.

Published on: 24 May 2021

Early biomarker warning of heart disease for diabetic patients

New research has shown that people with type 1 diabetes may have features of premature heart disease induced by the condition often before they even get their diagnosis.

Published on: 14 May 2021

NIHR launches innovative searchable database of global clinical trials

The National Institute for Health Research’s Innovation Observatory, at Newcastle University, has launched a database of clinical trials and approved medical devices, diagnostics and digital tools.

Published on: 13 May 2021

Prestigious academy elects leading biomedical and health scientists

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected four prominent Newcastle University biomedical and health scientists to their Fellowship, it has been announced today.

Published on: 12 May 2021

New book: Your Simple Guide to Reversing Type 2 Diabetes

University research into reversing diabetes has been turned into a concise book explaining what happens to us when we get type 2 and how we can escape it.

Published on: 06 May 2021

Investigating long-term effects of covid-19 on the heart

A project at Newcastle University investigating long-term inflammation of the heart following covid-19 infection has been awarded a grant of almost £150,000 by a national charity.

Published on: 05 May 2021

Clinicians work together to improve diagnostic tools for Epilepsy

An international team of scientists have created a language to improve epilepsy research and diagnosis.

Published on: 05 May 2021

Differing immune responses in asymptomatic versus severe covid cases

The largest study of its kind in the UK has identified differences in the immune response to covid-19 between people with no symptoms, compared to those suffering a more serious reaction to the virus.

Published on: 20 April 2021

Participants sought to increase understanding of covid-19 fatigue

A new study looking to increase the understanding of what is happening in the brain of those suffering from covid-19 fatigue is seeking volunteers to take part.

Published on: 08 April 2021

Region showcases unrivalled research route for trainee medics

An award-winning campaign to attract more doctors and dentists to train in the North East and North Cumbria has launched a new interactive ‘roadmap’ to promote careers in research.

Published on: 01 April 2021

Business and community links championed in first KEF

The real-world impact of work at Newcastle University has been ranked among the best in results from the first-ever Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF).

Published on: 31 March 2021

Professor wins award for industry and academic collaborations

The outstanding work and contribution of a Newcastle University professor has been acknowledged in the annual Biochemical Society Awards.

Published on: 30 March 2021

Autism rates increase

Autism rates have increased and show differences in ethnic minorities and links to social disadvantage, new research shows.

Published on: 29 March 2021

New study finds strong immune response following Pfizer vaccination

Initial findings from the largest and most in-depth study on the immune response following Covid-19 vaccination, has been published today.

Published on: 26 March 2021

Can a robot help a healthy lifestyle? Newcastle puts it to the test

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing is the first in the world to evaluate “gita robots”, a cargo-carrying robot which follows you round, to assess the impact on the mobility of older adults.

Published on: 24 March 2021

Funding boost to research cancer in children

A Newcastle University scientist is to lead a ground-breaking study looking at the cells of children with cancer in the hope of designing new treatments to tackle the disease.

Published on: 19 March 2021

Playing with thin dolls may affect young girls’ body image

Playing with ultra-thin dolls could make young girls want a thinner body, according to new research published today.

Published on: 11 March 2021

Research sheds new light on the progression of dementia

A new study into dementia has identified markers which could help healthcare practitioners to understand how the disease progresses and improve treatment outcomes.

Published on: 09 March 2021

Budget 2021: comment and analysis

Responding to the Budget, our experts give their views on some of the measures announced.

Published on: 03 March 2021

Brain tumour care recognised

Colleagues who deliver outstanding care and treatment for brain tumour patients have been recognised for their outstanding efforts.

Published on: 02 March 2021

Study identifies genetic tendency in leukaemia cells

Scientists have identified a way of predicting early whether patients will develop a common type of leukaemia, based on their genetics.

Published on: 23 February 2021

New organ donation process enables pioneering diabetes research

Research into the causes and treatment of diabetes will be led by Newcastle University thanks to a new national programme allowing scientists to study the pancreases of people with the condition.

Published on: 19 February 2021

Medical students go the extra mile to support the Covid-19 effort

Medical students from Newcastle University continue to volunteer on the frontline during lockdown to support the North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) and one of the region's largest vaccination hubs.

Published on: 18 February 2021

Prestigious honour for cancer drug development

A world-leading cancer expert has been recognised for her clinical trials to help fight the illness, including developing new drugs that are now standard treatments for patients.

Published on: 16 February 2021

Gentle stroll on treadmill helps prevent liver cancer

Regular gentle exercise could play a role in reversing liver damage that can lead to cancer, suggests a new study.

Published on: 15 February 2021

Funding boost to research multimorbidity in hospital patients

Scientists have been given almost £4m to improve understanding of multimorbidity in hospital patients.

Published on: 11 February 2021

Study shows increased risks of death in COVID-19 patients with frailty

New research has revealed for the first time the extent to which frailty increases the risk of mortality in COVID-19 patients.

Published on: 05 February 2021

Expanding welfare benefits improves mental health

Austerity-style reductions to welfare benefits have detrimental effects on mental health, particularly for more vulnerable groups in society who are also most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Published on: 02 February 2021

UK life expectancy declining after financial crisis

Increases in life expectancy in the UK and elsewhere had slowed even before 2016 – and COVID-19 is expected to further eliminate any gains, Newcastle University studies show.

Published on: 01 February 2021

Clinical Research Facility Appoints New Director

Professor Fai Ng has been appointed as Director of the NIHR Newcastle Clinical Research Facility.

Published on: 29 January 2021

Research to study genes in congenital heart defects

New research at Newcastle University will study how certain genes could lead to heart blood vessel defects in babies.

Published on: 27 January 2021