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Study aims to discover improved treatment for lung transplant patients

Newcastle experts are leading a UK-wide clinical trial that could offer new hope to lung transplant patients.

Prestigious award to fund research into skin cancer treatment

Researcher, Dr Shoba Amarnath, has received the prestigious Lister Institute Research Prize Fellowship in recognition of her excellence as an early-career biomedical scientist.

Up to £1M in additional support for those seeking sanctuary

Newcastle University is increasing its support for students and colleagues escaping war or at risk of persecution.

Mechanism of expanding bacteria revealed

A new study published in Nature has identified a potential Achilles heel in the protective layers surrounding Gram-negative bacteria that could aid in the development of next-generation antibiotics.

£1 million to tackle antimicrobial resistance

More than £1 million has been awarded to a Newcastle University researcher to study how bacteria change form to protect against antibiotics.

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.

New liver and kidney disease identified

Scientists have identified a new disease in a ground-breaking discovery that could help patients with unexplained liver and kidney problems.

Genetic basis of 3 mitochondrial diseases identified via new approach

New understanding of how mitochondria’s hundreds of proteins work together to generate power and perform other functions offers a promising path to better diagnose and treat mitochondrial disease.

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.

Healthy Cities?

A new book by a Newcastle University expert looks at how where we live influences our health – for better and for worse.

New research unit to help organ donation and transplantation patients

Newcastle University is receiving almost £2 million for a cutting-edge research unit focused on organ donation to help improve the outcomes for patients waiting for and receiving transplants.

Newcastle reaffirmed as a Leader in Openness in animal research

Understanding Animal Research has announced that Newcastle University has reaffirmed its status as a Leader in Openness from 2022 -2025.

Immune cell characteristics mapped across multiple tissues

Experts have shed new light on the types and traits of immune cells that can be found in the human body, from early life to adulthood.

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.

Prestigious academy elects leading scientists to its Fellowship

The Academy of Medical Sciences has elected two prominent Newcastle University academics to its Fellowship.

World-leading consortium focused on mitochondrial dysfunction

Experts at Newcastle University are part of a £2.93 million world-leading consortium focused on human conditions linked to mitochondrial dysfunction.

Austerity may be worsening NHS waiting time inequality in Scotland

Research into the Scottish government’s aim to improve NHS waiting times shows investment and reform reduces waiting time inequality - yet austerity measures introduced in 2010 are reversing this.

Strong demand for graduates amid UK skills shortage

A new report – Busting graduate job myths – published today by Universities UK reveals strong employer demand for graduates whose future job prospects continue to look bright.

Exercise shown to release protein reducing bowel cancer risk

Experts have identified for the first time exactly how exercise can lower your risk of getting bowel cancer and slow the growth of tumours.

Leading scientist and early career researcher given prestigious award

Academics from Newcastle University have been honoured with prestigious awards from the Biochemical Society.

Comment: Role of poor mental health support in autism and suicide

Writing for The Conversation, Professor Jacqui Rodgers discusses if poor mental health support may be why autistic people are six times more likely to attempt suicide.

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.

Developer appointed for world-leading site in ageing and living well

Newcastle University has formed a Joint Venture with Genr8 Kajima Regeneration Ltd to transform a former general hospital site into a centre for research and innovation in ageing and living well.

Nine-year-old inspired to help children with cancer by her great-aunt

Charlotte Davison has been inspired to help The Little Princess Trust (LPT) by the work of her great aunt who researches kinder treatments for childhood leukaemia.

Investment in culture and nature to boost the nation’s health

A programme to understand how local nature-based activities may improve the health and wellbeing of young people in Middlesbrough has been funded as part of twelve new research projects.

New learning centre to inspire young people

A new learning centre in Newcastle is set to empower thousands of young people to achieve their academic and career ambitions.

New hope for treatment of infant cancer

New research has begun to unravel the mystery of why a particular form of leukaemia in infants has defied efforts to improve outcomes, despite significant improvements in treating older children.

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.

University joins campaign to Lift the Ban

Newcastle University has lent its support to the Lift the Ban campaign, calling on the UK Government to give people seeking asylum the right to work.

Tick saliva drug could ease chronic pain and itching in people

A protein found in tick saliva could be turned into a drug that eases itching and chronic pain in people.

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.

The protective armour of superbug C.difficile revealed

The spectacular structure of the protective armour of superbug C.difficile has been revealed for the first time showing the close-knit yet flexible outer layer – like chain mail.

Comment: Long-term answers to the UK's carbon dioxide shortage

Writing for The Conversation, Jas Kalra and Jens Roehrich explain how the government can manage supply chain risks for strategic products such as carbon dioxide.

Comment: Is being a sports fan good or bad for you?

Writing for The Conversation, Dr Melissa Fothergill discusses the highs and lows of being a sports fan.

Deficiency in recycling of mitochondria: a new disease mechanism

An international team of scientists have reported the first evidence that “mitophagy” – recycling of damaged mitochondria – contributes to human disease.

Women ‘brushed off’ by the healthcare system

Women are ‘brushed off’ by the healthcare system to ‘suffer in silence’, a new study reveals.

Comment: Alcohol drinking levels in lockdown

Writing for The Conversation, Professors Eileen Kaner, Peter Anderson and Dr Amy O'Donnell discuss how their research shows heavy drinkers increased their alcohol consumption the most during lockdown.

£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.

Retirement age rising faster than healthy working life expectancy

Policies to extend working lives and raise state pension age may fail under the current conditions for work in the UK, new research suggests.

Adults at risk from heavy drinking bought much more in lockdowns

New study reveals those already at risk of harm from heavy drinking bought significantly more alcohol during Covid-19 lockdowns.

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.

Breakthrough into the cause of male infertility

Scientists at Newcastle University have identified a new genetic mechanism that can cause severe forms of male infertility.

New Years Honours for University colleagues

University colleagues have been recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours.

Reduction in psychiatric beds associated with rise in prison numbers

A 90% decrease in the number of NHS psychiatric beds is linked to a trebling of the total prison population, new research has revealed.

Prestigious award for early career researcher

An early career medical researcher has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Fleming Prize for his outstanding work in his field.