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  • Brain cells for 3D vision discovered

    Scientists at Newcastle University have discovered neurons in insect brains that compute 3D distance and direction. Understanding these could help vision in robots.

    published on: 28 June 2019

  • A soft spot for stem cells helps cornea healing

    New research reveals a potential revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness – by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair wounds, inside the body.

    published on: 3 April 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Gene editing possible for kidney disease

    For the first time scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition, which may pave the way for personalised treatment in the future.

    published on: 16 November 2018

  • Breast cancer drug could be used to treat life-threatening leukaemia

    A recently-approved breast cancer drug could be used to target and treat a life-threatening leukaemia, new research has revealed.

    published on: 8 October 2018

  • Brain imaging database of non-human primates

    New data has been made available which will help develop “wiring diagrams” that may ultimately improve understanding of a range of brain disorders.

    published on: 4 October 2018

  • From Newcastle. For the World.

    Professor Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President of Newcastle University, today unveils a new Vision and Strategy, outlining the future direction for the institution.

    published on: 1 October 2018

  • Enzyme AEP’s importance to immunity discovered

    The importance of the enzyme AEP as a key regulatory of the immune system has been discovered in new research from Newcastle University.

    published on: 24 July 2018