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
Pay attention – how the brain performs a background scan to help focus
Research reveals that vision and brain circuits perform a regular background scan, making neurons available in case they are needed to focus on a task – enabling us to pay attention.
published on: 12 July 2018
30 year career in animal welfare recognised
The UFAW Medal has been awarded to Professor Paul Flecknell in acknowledgement of his exceptional contribution to the welfare of laboratory animals.
published on: 28 June 2018
Tyneside’s Genetic Pioneers: How the NHS changed our world – BBC
Ground-breaking work by genetic and medical experts at Newcastle University and Newcastle Hospitals, housed at the Centre for Life, features in a BBC programme celebrating 70 years of the NHS.
published on: 20 June 2018
Former VC and experts recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
Former Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Brink, top liver and speech experts Profs Dave Jones and James Law, and zero carbon expert Prof Colin Herron are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
published on: 8 June 2018
What gives bees their sweet tooth?
Scientists have discovered bees linger on a flower, emptying it of nectar, because they have sugar-sensing taste neurons which work together to prolong the pleasure of the sweetness.
published on: 10 May 2018
Best paw forward - Canine volunteers sought for study
Canine volunteers are being sought in a bid to better understand one of the most common health problems affecting the nation’s 8.5 million dogs.
published on: 2 May 2018
How to hijack degrading complexes to put cancer cells asleep
Newcastle and Dundee University researchers have uncovered an alternative path of how the breast cancer drug palbociclib drives malignant cells into cell death, senescence.
published on: 23 April 2018
Moving patient treatment forward through Diagnostics North East
A platform bringing together world-leading diagnostic resources and expertise to develop new and innovative technologies to improve patient health and wellbeing has been launched.
published on: 11 April 2018
‘Spectacular’ finding: New 3D vision discovered in praying mantis
Miniature glasses have revealed a new form of 3D vision in praying mantises that could lead to simpler visual processing for robots.
published on: 8 February 2018
Tail handling reduces the value of reward in laboratory mice
Researchers have found that laboratory mice moved by tail handling rather than by tunnel are less responsive to reward which has implications for designing and interpreting scientific studies.
published on: 8 February 2018
Celebrating our newest arrival, the opening of Pharmacy
Students and staff have joined together to celebrate the official opening of the School of Pharmacy.
published on: 26 January 2018
How did we evolve to live longer?
Research shows a collection of small adaptations in stress activated proteins, accumulated over millennia of human history, could help to explain our increased natural defences and longer lifespan.
published on: 19 January 2018
Northumberland’s Neolithic Goats in the spotlight
Just 150 individuals remain of one of the UK’s oldest herds of wild animals.
published on: 1 December 2017
A city remembers Martin Luther King
Newcastle University was one of the locations used to tell stories related the global struggle for civil rights this weekend.
published on: 30 October 2017
Study suggests epilepsy drug can be used to treat form of dwarfism
A drug used to treat conditions such as epilepsy has been shown in lab tests to significantly improve bone growth impaired by a form of dwarfism.
published on: 19 September 2017
Women take science to the streets
Female scientists from Newcastle University will be teaming up with Soapbox Science to transform Newcastle city centre into a hub for science and discovery tomorrow.
published on: 16 June 2017
Scientists reverse mechanism of fatty liver disease
Researchers have identified the mechanism which causes a build-up of fat in the liver in a disease affecting one in five in the UK – and were able to reverse it in a mouse model.
published on: 13 June 2017
What’s coming next? Scientists identify how the brain predicts speech
An international collaboration of neuroscientists has shed light on how the brain helps us to predict what is coming next in speech.
published on: 25 April 2017
Groundbreaking report sets a benchmark for pig welfare
Pig welfare on farms across the UK has shown progressive improvement over the past three years, a new study led by Newcastle University has shown.
published on: 6 March 2017