Mitochondrial diseases are caused by mutations in the DNA found inside your mitochondria – tiny structures that generate energy inside your cells. These mutations can be passed on from parent to child. There is no cure. Affected children often die in early infancy. After years of research, scientists at Newcastle University have developed a revolutionary IVF technique known as pronuclear transfer or ‘three-person IVF’. This will finally help reduce the chance of the diseases being passed on to the next generation.
Living better with dementia
Newcastle researchers are studying how to improve the lives of those suffering with dementia.
Tech inspired by dragonflies
These insects may hold the key to cheaper renewable energy and improved insulation, as Newcastle University researchers are finding out.