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  • No increased risk of cancer from Sellafield or Dounreay sites

    Friday 25 July, 2014

    Children, teenagers and young adults living near Sellafield or Dounreay since the 1990s were not at an increased risk of developing cancer according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.

  • Falcons swoop in for Newcastle University student

    Friday 25 July, 2014

    Newcastle University rugby star Will Witty has been signed by the North-East’s leading rugby team.

  • Dig reveals more about Maryport Roman Temples site

    Friday 25 July, 2014

    A team of archaeologists and volunteers led by Newcastle University’s Professor Ian Haynes and site director Tony Wilmott have been uncovering more secrets of the Maryport Roman Temples.

  • Developing careers in gaming

    Thursday 24 July, 2014

    Four students from Newcastle University have joined Reflections, a Ubisoft studio, for internships during which they will help develop several highly anticipated video games.

  • Possible risk of folic acid overexposure

    Thursday 24 July, 2014

    A new study has shown that synthetic folic acid, the form taken in folic acid supplements we can buy over the counter, is not processed by the body in the same way as natural folates, the form found in green vegetables.

  • Raising the aspirations of young people

    Thursday 24 July, 2014

    Sending Newcastle University students into schools to raise the aspirations of young people has been highlighted as an example of good practice by the national organisation responsible for promoting fair access to higher education.

  • Mitochondrial plans move forward

    Wednesday 23 July, 2014

    Plans to legalise the use of new techniques, developed by Newcastle University, to prevent mothers passing on serious mitochondrial diseases to their children, are to proceed, the Government has announced.

  • Technology tracks the elusive Nightjar

    Monday 21 July, 2014

    Bioacoustic recorders could provide us with vital additional information to help us protect rare and endangered birds such as the European nightjar, new research has shown.

  • Future Fund receives first major donation

    Monday 21 July, 2014

    The Future Fund campaign to establish a specialist children’s cancer research facility at Newcastle University has received its first major donation.

  • Nature's strongest glue comes unstuck

    Friday 18 July, 2014

    Over a 150 years since it was first described by Darwin, scientists are finally uncovering the secrets behind the super strength of barnacle glue.

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