Weight loss puts Type 2 diabetes into remission for at least two years
More than a third of people with Type 2 diabetes who took part in a weight management programme delivered by the NHS through GP surgeries remain free of diabetes two years later.
published on: 6 March 2019
Newcastle experts help African children with cancer
Newcastle experts are helping to increase the survival rates of children with blood cancer in Africa by speeding up their diagnosis.
published on: 22 February 2019
Virtual reality therapy treats autism phobias
Immersive virtual reality has been shown to help children with autism with nearly 45% remaining free from their fears and phobias six months after treatment.
published on: 15 February 2019
A vision for older people’s health
An ambitious vision to re-develop the former General Hospital site in the West End of Newcastle is being proposed by Newcastle University.
published on: 12 February 2019
Killing zombies could stop age damaging our hearts
Scientists at Newcastle University believe it may be possible to reverse the damage in the heart caused by ageing.
published on: 8 February 2019
Tackling the obesity crisis by shrinking fish and chips
A smaller portion of fish and chips has been embraced by takeaway owners and customers, research has found and may well be healthier for us.
published on: 7 February 2019
Exploring the dark side of the genome
Research has shown a direct relationship between mutations in introns and variability in human populations.
published on: 1 February 2019
Transatlantic exchange to grow ageing market
A transatlantic exchange is building on the North East’s expertise in ageing, nutrition, digital science and tech.
published on: 31 January 2019
Cultivating 4D tissues – the first self-curving cornea
Scientists have developed a biological system which lets cells form a desired shape by moulding their surrounding material - initially creating the world's first self-curving cornea.
published on: 17 January 2019
Breakthrough in understanding male infertility
Hope has emerged for infertile men as scientists at Newcastle University have understood the importance of a gene in regulating the production of fully-functioning sperm.
published on: 17 January 2019
Study shows vitamin D supplements are of no benefit to the over 70s
There is little benefit for those over 70 taking higher dose vitamin D supplements to improve their bone strength and reduce the risk of falls, new research has revealed.
published on: 14 January 2019
Better understanding of aggressive brain tumour
Research led by Newcastle University has allowed scientists to gain a greater understanding into an aggressive form of childhood brain cancer.
published on: 8 January 2019
Newcastle experts receive New Year Honours
Newcastle University experts in the field of ageing and cancer have been recognised in the Queen's New Year Honours.
published on: 28 December 2018
Treatment shown to improve the odds against bone marrow cancer
Hope has emerged for patients with a serious type of bone marrow cancer as new research into a therapeutic drug has revealed improved outcomes and survival rates.
published on: 14 December 2018
Driving with dementia - new guidance for doctors
New guidance on when people living with dementia should stop driving has been published to support doctors and other health care professionals.
published on: 13 December 2018
Double award celebration for research team
A multi-award-winning research team have notched up yet more accolades – winning two prizes in one night for their work.
published on: 10 December 2018
Very low calorie diets trialled by NHS to tackle diabetes
Hundreds of thousands of people will receive NHS help to battle obesity and Type 2 diabetes under radical action set out by Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England.
published on: 7 December 2018
Newcastle University recognised in UK’s Best Breakthroughs List
A campaign celebrating universities achievements of some of the world’s most important discoveries launches today with work at Newcastle University in the UK’s Best Breakthroughs List.
published on: 6 December 2018
Accelerator to support new businesses in ageing launched
A new accelerator programme aimed at businesses with the potential to develop solutions to the challenges faced by an ageing population has been launched.
published on: 5 December 2018
Showcasing the region’s strengths in Boston
A US trade mission built around the North East’s expertise in ageing, nutrition, digital, science and tech heads to Boston to build strategic partnerships and show the region as a place to invest.
published on: 4 December 2018