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Research-intensive universities generate nearly £38 bn for UK economy

A new report assessing the economic impact of the Russell Group universities, found that for every £1 of public funds invested in research, more than £8.50 was generated for the UK economy.

Architecture formed of fungal mycelium is growing in Newcastle

The Growing Room will be exhibited as part of the Edinburgh Science Festival.

Diet links to longer remissions of type 2 diabetes and improved health

An extension of the landmark Diabetes Remission Clinical Trial DiRECT reveals that, for those in remission from type 2 diabetes at the end of year two, 26% still remained in remission at year five.

Stopping the awakening of leukaemia stem cells to prevent relapse

Why myeloid leukaemias start to grow again after chemotherapy has killed the bulk of cancerous cells, and how growth may be blocked by repurposed drugs, may have been solved by new research.

Honorary lecturer wins Researcher of the Year award

The Newcastle University lecturer was presented with a national award for his innovation in surgery during an awards ceremony in Leeds.

App shows 25% fewer emergency hospital admissions from care homes

Newcastle University has assisted in finding cost-efficient methods for the NHS to improve the care and quality of life for care home residents.

New research to better understand ageing and dementia-related diseases

Newcastle University is collaborating with national experts to understand ageing and dementia-related diseases better in the hope of improving future treatments.

Experts seek to mend older hearts this Valentine’s Day

Experts at Newcastle University are collaborating with researchers globally to improve outcomes for senior patients.

Crack the Code to Vitamin D: How You Store and Cook Your Eggs Matters

Scientists have shown that storing your eggs on the worktop rather than in the fridge - and how you cook them - matters when it comes to preserving vitamin D, known as the ‘sunshine vitamin’.

People with Parkinson’s benefit from new Home Based Care pathway

A pioneering care programme through which people with Parkinson’s are supported in managing and monitoring their condition at home has been shown to have benefits for patients and care teams.

Multimillion rehabilitation trial for children with neurodisability

Newcastle is leading a clinical trial to assess how parents and professionals can support young children with neurodisability to develop independence in everyday self-care tasks.

Access to dementia research extended across the UK with nearly £50m

More people with dementia will take part in research and help develop new treatments, as Government gives £49.9m into a coordinated network of dementia trials sites across the UK.

Evidence shows risks associated with energy drinks in children

Energy drinks are associated with an increased risk of mental health issues among children and young people, including anxiety, stress, depression, and suicidal thoughts, a new study has found.

From dawn of time to dusk – our evolutionary ability to perceive time

Scientists have shown that people are able to tell apart morning from evening depictions in paintings using simple and subtle colour clues in the image.

£30M study paves the way for new treatments for people with cirrhosis

The most extensive clinical study into liver cirrhosis ever conducted worldwide has been announced.

Pioneering medic knighted by King Charles III

Amritpal Singh Hungin, Emeritus Professor at Newcastle University, has been named a Knight Bachelor in the 2024 New Year Honours List by King Charles III.

Experts spread festive cheer revealing Christmas dinner can be healthy

In less than a week’s time, families around the country will be sitting down to tuck into their traditional Christmas dinner.

Lifestyle choices that could lower the risk of all cancers

Greater adherence to cancer prevention recommendations — which encourage a healthy lifestyle — lowers the risk of all cancers combined and some individual cancers.

Newcastle scientist wins prestigious microbiology award

Scientist Dr Christopher Stewart has been named as this year’s winner of the WH Pierce Prize for microbiology.

Showcasing 75 years of student-led research expeditions

Newcastle University is celebrating the outstanding achievements of students in the field of research and independent overseas research expeditions.

New Community Health Bus hits the road in Newcastle

A new purpose-built Community Health Bus, staffed by Newcastle University Pharmacy students, has been launched in the city.

2024 Rank Prize for Nutrition awarded to Professor Roy Taylor

The Rank Prize for Nutrition has been awarded to Prof Roy Taylor for the groundbreaking work on dietary approaches to type 2 diabetes remission, transforming the lives of thousands.

Surgery more effective than nasal sprays to treat crooked septum

Surgery is more effective than nasal sprays for symptoms of a crooked septum, new research has revealed.

Education leaders sound warning on future of healthcare

With 112,000 vacancies across the health workforce, a five-point plan for healthcare education and training has been proposed to turn ambitions into a reality.

Newcastle scientists recognised in national image competition 

Two Newcastle University scientists have been shortlisted for the British Heart Foundation’s (BHF) annual ‘Reflections of Research’ image competition.

New technique for distinguishing tumour from normal tissue

Experts from Newcastle University involved in a study which aims to distinguish healthy tissue from tumour tissues.

New national service launched to support researchers

NIHR has launched a new national service to support researchers at every stage of their research journey.

Cardiac and exercise physiologist honoured with commemorative plaque

The Physiological Society has dedicated a commemorative blue plaque in honour of the outstanding cardiac and exercise physiologist, Francis Arthur Bainbridge.

New season of INSIGHTS public lectures unveiled

Newcastle University’s popular public lecture series INSIGHTS will begin its new programme with a talk looking at the past and the future of the NHS.

New Vice Provost of Newcastle University in Singapore announced

Professor Jonathan Galloway will become the new Vice Provost and CEO of Newcastle University in Singapore, as it continues to expand its profile across Asia.

Over 50% with severe mental illness in the North have food insecurity

More than 50% of people with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) in the North of England live with food insecurity, new research has found.

Schools funding imbalance risks widening regional inequalities

Experts call for urgent action to prioritise children’s health and education as new analysis finds schools funding imbalance risks widening regional childhood inequalities.

Prof Jenny Read appointed as ARIA director

Professor of Vision Science, Jenny Read, has been announced as one of the founding Programme Directors of the Advanced Research and Invention Agency, ARIA.

‘Shaking Hands With The Devil’

An independent film shares first-hand experience of the stigmatisation and persecution of people with Parkinson’s in Kenya and the brutal consequences of having the disease.

White paper on referral pathways for gene therapy

As gene therapy to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy is approved in America, a report highlights how NHS referral for gene therapy trials, and approved treatment, need to be agreed.

Pioneering treatment highly effective for rare kidney disease

A pioneering drug for a rare kidney disease prevents organ failure and significantly improves the outcome for patients, new research has confirmed.

Multiple organ functions of the human yolk sac revealed

The role of the human yolk sac in supporting early embryonic development and the first wave of the prenatal immune system has been mapped in a new study.

Unlocking talent in methodology health and care research

Newcastle has received funding from the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) Incubator award to grow capacity in applied health and care research methodology.

Funding boost to tackle public health and social care issues

More than £37 million has been awarded to Newcastle University to tackle important public health and social care issues and grow efficient and impactful research outside and within the NHS.

Northern regions relegated to bottom of child health league table

A league table ranking child health by football team area has further shown the dramatic health divide between the North and the South.

Leading figures recognised with honorary degrees

Newcastle University celebrates excellence.

First online course to help international Students with wellbeing

Newcastle University and British Council have launched a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), helping international students navigate the personal pressures of overseas study.

Newcastle hosts first global event on building cities of longevity

The UK National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) was joined by representatives from a number of countries for a unique international conference on healthy ageing in cities.

New £14 million investment targets rare diseases

A new platform bringing together UK strengths in rare diseases research to improve diagnosis and treatment through better understanding of the disease.

Special Named Funds support vital new leukaemia research

A new research project has been launched that will help further understanding of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).

Neuroscientist awarded prestigious prize to fund brain research

Dr Srikanth Ramaswamy has been announced as one of six new Fellows selected for the 2023 Lister prize.

Newcastle University achieves highest ever global ranking

Newcastle is celebrating its highest ever position at 110th in the QS World University Rankings 2024.

Flipping the script on narrative of older adults

An art installation from the UK’s National Innovation Centre (NICA), "Flip The Script," has been awarded a prestigious People's Award at London's Design Biennale 2023.

Why essential medicines have limited availability in East Africa

The lack of registration of medicines in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda is limiting access to safe, effective, and affordable essential medicines.

Researchers aim to help improve women’s wellbeing after breast cancer

Experts at Newcastle University are developing a better way to help women make healthy lifestyle choices after breast cancer treatment.