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A robotic revolution for urban nature

A robotic revolution for urban nature

Press releases   •   Jan 12, 2021 12:00 GMT

Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife.

Northumbria academic elected as Chair of influential Council
Recognition for Northumbria physicist’s solar discoveries

Recognition for Northumbria physicist’s solar discoveries

Press releases   •   Jan 08, 2021 16:10 GMT

A Northumbria University scientist, whose research has helped change our understanding of the Sun’s magnetic waves, has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to the field of solar physics.

EXPERT COMMENT: Walking can relieve leg pain in people with peripheral artery disease

EXPERT COMMENT: Walking can relieve leg pain in people with peripheral artery disease

Press releases   •   Jan 05, 2021 14:27 GMT

​Exercise has been used in the treatment of many medical conditions, including heart and lung diseases. But it can also play an important role in treating peripheral artery disease. Our latest review shows that for people with peripheral artery disease, exercise programmes may help improve walking ability and quality of life by relieving symptoms of leg pain, cramps, and fatigue.

Programme supports region’s small businesses on road to recovery
Hands on approach to tackling Covid-19 with new sanitisation device

Hands on approach to tackling Covid-19 with new sanitisation device

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2020 09:09 GMT

A North East collaboration between a young entrepreneur, a university and an engineering company has led to the development of a revolutionary new hand sanitisation device which could help slow the global spread of diseases such as Covid-19.

Research with life-saving potential for adults with learning disabilities and autism

Research with life-saving potential for adults with learning disabilities and autism

Press releases   •   Dec 16, 2020 10:40 GMT

​A research team at Northumbria University have launched a major project exploring how carers recognise and manage deterioration in the health of people with learning disabilities and autism.

Transforming treatments for Parkinson’s disease

Transforming treatments for Parkinson’s disease

Press releases   •   Dec 15, 2020 13:28 GMT

​A revolutionary approach to targeting and treating walking problems in people with Parkinson’s disease is being developed at Northumbria University, Newcastle.

Students’ random acts of kindness help people around the world

Students’ random acts of kindness help people around the world

Press releases   •   Dec 11, 2020 10:44 GMT

The selfless and compassionate acts of students at Northumbria University has spread global cheer and raised much needed awareness and funds for those who need it most.

Breakthrough forensic approach to help crack down on the sale of fake drugs

Breakthrough forensic approach to help crack down on the sale of fake drugs

Press releases   •   Dec 09, 2020 12:54 GMT

Fake medicines are one of the biggest health problems in the world today.

Largest single support package secured as partnership with Northumbria University is signed
North East satellite partnership expected to boost UK’s share of global space market

North East satellite partnership expected to boost UK’s share of global space market

Press releases   •   Dec 07, 2020 09:08 GMT

Northumbria University has been awarded more than £360,000 of funding from the UK Space Agency to develop the world’s first commercially available laser-based satellite communication system.

Another win for England’s rugby stars: A double win for Northumbria

Another win for England’s rugby stars: A double win for Northumbria

Press releases   •   Dec 01, 2020 14:25 GMT

England rugby stars Anthony Watson and Mako Vunipola have both just graduated from Northumbria University, Newcastle, with a BA (Hons) degree in Leadership and Management.

The art of social distancing - new project to explore how research and practice in the arts can inform social distancing policy in UK cities

The art of social distancing - new project to explore how research and practice in the arts can inform social distancing policy in UK cities

Press releases   •   Dec 01, 2020 10:15 GMT

Academics are to work with resilience planners from UK cities to explore how art and performance could be used to establish successful social distancing strategies.

Northumbria to support National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange

Northumbria to support National Centre for Academic and Cultural Exchange

Press releases   •   Nov 26, 2020 10:04 GMT

Northumbria University is to play a key role in a new National Centre designed to support knowledge exchange between higher education institutions and the UK’s arts and culture sector.

Northumbria secures funding worth up to £1.9 million to help SMEs and graduate start-ups
Online tool keeps families connected during lockdown

Online tool keeps families connected during lockdown

Press releases   •   Nov 25, 2020 09:58 GMT

Social isolation and loneliness have affected many people during the Covid-19 pandemic, especially those with limited access to digital technology.

Better access to justice needed for victims of gender-based violence

Better access to justice needed for victims of gender-based violence

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2020 11:49 GMT

Family justice experts from Northumbria University are calling for changes to the support given by government to victims of gender-based violence, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From Flooding to Covid-19

From Flooding to Covid-19

Press releases   •   Nov 23, 2020 09:14 GMT

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2020 12:56 GMT

​A Northumbria University academic is calling on the Government to provide financial support to people waiting for their first Universal Credit payment.