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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

Stimulating brain pathways shows origins of human language and memory

Scientists have identified that the evolutionary development of human and primate brains may have been similar for communication and memory.

Published on: 25 January 2021

Developmental origins of eczema and psoriasis discovered

Scientists have created a highly detailed map of skin, which reveals that cellular processes from development are re-activated in cells from patients with inflammatory skin disease.

Published on: 21 January 2021

Newcastle University appoints new Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education

Professor Tom Ward has been appointed as the new Pro-Vice-Chancellor Education at Newcastle University.

Published on: 18 January 2021

How can we live longer in better health?

Newcastle experts have contributed to a House of Lords report on healthy ageing and have made recommendations for improvements.

Published on: 15 January 2021

Research shapes safe dentistry during Covid-19

Leading research at Newcastle University has been used to shape how dentistry can be carried out safely during the Covid-19 pandemic by mitigating the risks of dental aerosols.

Published on: 08 January 2021

New Years Honours for University colleagues

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

Published on: 31 December 2020

Cup of tea brightens the day and the mind

If you’re enjoying a cup of tea and mince pie this festive season, you may be refreshing more than your palate, as research shows a good brew improves the attention span in those over 85-years-old.

Published on: 29 December 2020

Virtual Nuffield research placements

Segen Tecle, an A-level student, describes her experience as a Nuffield foundation research placement student in 2020.

Published on: 11 December 2020

Children with cystic fibrosis suffer mild illness from Covid-19

Children with cystic fibrosis who do not have pre-existing severe lung damage have mild or asymptomatic illness when infected with Covid-19, a new study has revealed.

Published on: 09 December 2020

North hit harder by both Covid-19 and Spanish flu pandemic

Northern England, which was worst hit by the first wave of coronavirus, also suffered more than the South during the Spanish flu outbreak more than 100 years ago, according to new research.

Published on: 07 December 2020

Prestigious position for Head of Pharmacy

Head of the School of Pharmacy has been appointed the chair of a national society to lead its Education and Standards Committee.

Published on: 04 December 2020

Diagnostic hope for NAFLD

Two proteins have been identified which have great potential as a new blood test for the severity of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).

Published on: 02 December 2020

Research will look at impact of Covid-19 on where we live

Researchers from the North East selected to take part in a programme on understanding the impact of COVID-19 on service change and health inequalities.

Published on: 29 November 2020

Newcastle experts join climate change panel

Two Newcastle University experts have been appointed to advise on efforts to tackle climate change in the North East.

Published on: 20 November 2020

‘First of its kind’ clinical trial to help lung cancer patients

A group of scientists have been awarded £900,000 from Cancer Research UK to launch a groundbreaking clinical trial for people with lung cancer.

Published on: 19 November 2020

Exploring pharmacists’ role in spotting early signs of oral cancer

Region-wide study unveiled during Mouth Cancer Action Month

Published on: 18 November 2020

Breakthrough in childhood brain cancer will save lives

A scientific breakthrough has enabled experts to predict relapse in a common childhood cancer and means doctors can tailor treatment for each individual child and improve prognosis.

Published on: 18 November 2020

Newcastle recognised as global climate leader

Newcastle has been named a global 'climate leader' for its efforts to become carbon neutral by 2030.

Published on: 18 November 2020

SIGNET - a breakthrough study in organ donor research and management

Professor John Dark explains more about SIGNET - Statins for Improving orGan outcomE in Transplantation - a new £1.3m NIHR funded trial.

Published on: 11 November 2020

COVID-19 report reveals major hit to the North’s health and economy

The North has been hit harder than the rest of the country during Covid-19 and this has increased inequality in England, a new study involving Newcastle University has revealed.

Published on: 11 November 2020