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Estimated pulse wave velocity predicts severe Covid

Assessing the stiffness of the arteries could help identify patients most at risk of dying from Covid-19, new research has revealed.

Published on: 12 October 2021

How blood and immune systems form in developing bone marrow

Researchers have found that in the space of just a few weeks, numerous blood and immune cell types emerge from developing bone marrow, including key white blood cells that protect against bacteria.

Published on: 29 September 2021

Scientists targeting high-grade childhood brain tumour

New research led by experts at Newcastle University is targeting high-grade childhood brain tumour.

Published on: 23 September 2021

World’s largest ever randomised controlled trial in organ donation

The world’s biggest donor intervention study has been launched in the UK to look at improving the quality of donated organs.

Published on: 21 September 2021

School for Public Health Research awarded £25 Million from NIHR

Research into children, families, public mental health and places and communities has been boosted with £25 milllion for the NIHR School for Public Health Research.

Published on: 16 September 2021

Development study reveals origins of inflammatory bowel disease

Many diseases have their origin in early human development, and today, two publications in Nature reveal how researchers from the Human Cell Atlas consortium are advancing understanding of this.

Published on: 08 September 2021

North inequalities cost UK economy £7.3bn in pandemic

Northerners were more likely to die from Covid, spent nearly six weeks more in lockdowns, suffered worse mental health and were made poorer than the rest of England in the first year of the pandemic.

Published on: 08 September 2021

Type 2 diabetes - remission defined across the world

The definition of remission from type 2 diabetes has been re-written for medics in America, Europe and Britain thanks in part to the work of Newcastle University’s Professor Roy Taylor.

Published on: 31 August 2021

Comment: Covid: long-lasting symptoms rarer in children than in adults

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Sunil Bhopal discusses new research looking at the effects of Covid-19 in children.

Published on: 26 August 2021

Scientists identify new rare brain disorder of young patient

Little Addison Black has had a difficult start to life as she has battled a rare condition that only affects a handful of youngsters worldwide.

Published on: 19 August 2021

Experts call for focus in funding long Covid research

Funding bodies and governments are being told to focus research in key areas of airways diseases to help patients with long Covid.

Published on: 17 August 2021

Dendrimers: The tiny tentacles shown to evade our immune response

Tiny synthetic particles known as dendrimers avoid detection by our immune system and could help develop a new way to deliver drugs into the body without triggering a reaction.

Published on: 11 August 2021

Newcastle students to study across the globe as part of Turing Scheme

Newcastle University has received £1.45M funding to support students to study and work abroad as part of the government’s new Turing Scheme.

Published on: 09 August 2021


The Antony Gormley sculpture CLASP, is to be removed temporarily from Newcastle University’s campus for maintenance work and for the application of a protective surface coating.

Published on: 03 August 2021

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