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 Research demonstrating the importance of exercise in cancer care

Research demonstrating the importance of exercise in cancer care

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2019 14:36 BST

Research at Northumbria University, Newcastle is investigating the important role that structured exercise programmes can play in living with and beyond cancer.

EXPERT COMMENT: Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda – it should never have happened

EXPERT COMMENT: Ebola outbreak spreads to Uganda – it should never have happened

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2019 14:48 BST

Associate Professor, Dr Sterghios Moschos, discusses the spread of the Ebola virus to Uganda for The Conversation.

Northumbria academic elected to the Council of Deans of Health Executive

Northumbria academic elected to the Council of Deans of Health Executive

Press releases   •   May 20, 2019 12:13 BST

A Northumbria University academic has been elected to the Council of Deans of Health executive leadership team to champion and drive the policy agenda for health workforce education delivered by universities across the country.

Northumbria University and St. George's University of Grenada Expand Joint Medical Education Programme

Northumbria University and St. George's University of Grenada Expand Joint Medical Education Programme

Press releases   •   May 15, 2019 13:13 BST

Northumbria University and St. George’s University have announced an expansion of their joint medical training programme which will double the amount of time that medical students spend in the UK.

Research to tackle mobility loss in lung disease sufferers

Research to tackle mobility loss in lung disease sufferers

News   •   Apr 29, 2019 10:37 BST

Northumbria University is part of a £43m pioneering project to develop at-home digital solutions to tackle mobility loss in people affected by chronic diseases.

Northumbria University leads 60-day bed rest study to improve astronauts’ health

Northumbria University leads 60-day bed rest study to improve astronauts’ health

Press releases   •   Apr 16, 2019 11:30 BST

​Researchers at Northumbria University are asking people to spend two months in bed to identify how astronauts’ bodies decondition while they’re exploring outer space.

A new route into nursing

A new route into nursing

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2019 09:11 BST

The first Registered Nurse Degree Apprentices in England have begun their studies at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Northumbria University Child Psychologist gives insight into Hollywood psychodrama

Northumbria University Child Psychologist gives insight into Hollywood psychodrama

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2019 14:34 GMT

A Northumbria University academic and child psychologist has given his expert opinion on a new psychodrama film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, which sees her form an obsessive and predatory relationship with a kindergarten student.

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Is being a night owl bad for your health?

Press releases   •   Nov 30, 2018 12:35 GMT

Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers. In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a growing body of evidence indicating an increased risk of ill health in people with an evening preference.

Kick off the festive season with Northumbria University’s Carol Service
Extra! Extra! The new edition of Northumbria University News is out now

Extra! Extra! The new edition of Northumbria University News is out now

Press releases   •   Oct 29, 2018 10:53 GMT

The Autumn edition of Northumbria University News is here. Packed with the latest news, features and interviews, Northumbria University News is the perfect way to ‘read all about’ the exciting developments taking place across the University.

Northumbria subjects climb up the global rankings

Northumbria subjects climb up the global rankings

Press releases   •   Oct 17, 2018 17:00 BST

Northumbria University is seeing further improvements in its international profile, with four subject areas featuring in Times Higher Education’s world rankings for the first time.

Research focus leads to improved global ranking

Research focus leads to improved global ranking

Press releases   •   Sep 28, 2018 15:35 BST

Northumbria University, Newcastle, has significantly increased its standing in the global league tables and is now ranked in the top 401-500 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019.

The UK’s greatest event of 2018 is here

The UK’s greatest event of 2018 is here

Press releases   •   Jun 22, 2018 09:55 BST

If you thought the Royal Wedding was big then you haven’t seen anything yet! The Great Exhibition of the North launches at 1pm today, Friday 22 June – and Northumbria University is at the heart of the action.

‘Take On Tomorrow’ with the new edition of Northumbria University News

‘Take On Tomorrow’ with the new edition of Northumbria University News

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2018 11:02 BST

The spring edition of Northumbria University News is here.

EXPERT COMMENT: Gene therapies are proving their worth, but with million dollar price tags, it’s not clear who should pay for them

EXPERT COMMENT: Gene therapies are proving their worth, but with million dollar price tags, it’s not clear who should pay for them

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 14:30 BST

Sterghios Moschos, Associate Professor in Cellular and Molecular Sciences at Northumbria University discusses the benefits of gene therapies and the financial implications of treatments.

Apiary opportunities for busy beekeepers

Apiary opportunities for busy beekeepers

Press releases   •   Mar 05, 2018 14:41 GMT

Beekeepers in the North East are being invited to take part in a Northumbria University research project exploring the difference between the plants favoured by city and country bees.

Great Exhibition of the North programme announced

Great Exhibition of the North programme announced

Press releases   •   Feb 27, 2018 12:27 GMT

A cultural extravaganza will take place in Newcastle and Gateshead this summer, with staff and students from Northumbria University supporting the festival through a wide variety of events and activities.

University shortlisted for two top nursing awards

University shortlisted for two top nursing awards

Press releases   •   Feb 20, 2018 16:54 GMT

Northumbria University has been shortlisted for two national awards by the Student Nursing Times magazine.

EXPERT COMMENT: Police mugshots: millions of citizens’ faces are now digitised and searchable – but the tech is poor

EXPERT COMMENT: Police mugshots: millions of citizens’ faces are now digitised and searchable – but the tech is poor

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2018 11:24 GMT

Martin Paul Evison, Professor in Forensic Science at Northumbria discusses digitised Police mugshots for The Conversation.