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Mapping Covid-19 – one year on

Mapping Covid-19 – one year on

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2021 08:00 GMT

Over the last year, academics from Northumbria University have been working with partners in the Covid-19 Genomics UK (COG-UK) Consortium to map how COVID-19 spreads and evolves.

New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged

New Alliance calls for urgent action from local authorities to ensure £220m school holiday programme works for the most disadvantaged

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 10:00 GMT

Leading not-for-profit groups - including experts from Northumbria University - come together to offer invaluable practical expertise to help local authorities scale-up the Government’s £220 million Holiday Activities and Food programme.

New Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device

New Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 07:00 GMT

Scientists at Northumbria University have worked with the institution’s Research and Innovation Services to launch a medtech spinout company whose lead product for collecting breath samples could revolutionise diagnosis of a range of diseases, including Covid-19.

EXPERT COMMENT: Six tips for coping when the news is getting to you

EXPERT COMMENT: Six tips for coping when the news is getting to you

Press releases   •   Mar 15, 2021 15:34 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Dawn Branley-Bell, Chartered Psychologist and Research Fellow in Psychology at Northumbria University, shares some tips of what we can do to look after ourselves if we feel overwhelmed or 'triggered' by news stories.

Diphtheria risks becoming ‘major global threat’ again as it evolves resistance to antimicrobials

Diphtheria risks becoming ‘major global threat’ again as it evolves resistance to antimicrobials

Press releases   •   Mar 08, 2021 14:28 GMT

Diphtheria is evolving to become resistant to a number of classes of antibiotics and in future could lead to vaccine escape, warn an international team of researchers from the UK and India. Their findings are published today (Monday 8 March) in Nature Communications.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2021 07:00 GMT

Northumbria University and Fighting With Pride - The LGBT+ Armed Forces Charity – have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a shared mission of transforming support for LGBT+ Veterans.

INNOVATIVE ANTIVIRAL COATING TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

INNOVATIVE ANTIVIRAL COATING TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2021 07:00 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have been backed by the Government’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop an antiviral coating suitable for use on everyday surfaces.

14 COULD BE PEAK AGE FOR BELIEVING IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES

14 COULD BE PEAK AGE FOR BELIEVING IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2021 08:04 GMT

Belief in conspiracy theories is heightened as adolescents reach 14 years of age, reveals new research led by Northumbria University.

Research highlights powers of recovery with Montmorency cherries
EXPERT COMMENT: Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

EXPERT COMMENT: Lockdown, quarantine and self-isolation: how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health

Press releases   •   Jan 26, 2021 14:59 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Dr Tom Heffernan, Programme Leader in Psychology with Criminology, Northumbria University, explores how different COVID restrictions affect our mental health.

Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out

Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out

Press releases   •   Jan 18, 2021 15:32 GMT

Nursing academics from Northumbria University have been delivering Covid-19 vaccinations to priority patients, as part of the University’s continued efforts to support the frontline response to the pandemic.

Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy

Midwife’s research features in new national guidance on drinking during pregnancy

Press releases   •   Jan 13, 2021 11:45 GMT

​As thousands of people are committing to giving up alcohol during Dry January, research from a midwifery lecturer at Northumbria University has been included in new national guidance on the harms of consuming alcohol both before and during pregnancy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Press releases   •   Nov 18, 2020 11:42 GMT

Those experiencing poor sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic are being invited to take part in an online treatment study run by sleep experts at Northumbria University.

International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

Press releases   •   Nov 02, 2020 08:00 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are investigating the effects of social distancing on mental health, quality of life and the use of social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New museum resource supports health and social care professionals working with older people

New museum resource supports health and social care professionals working with older people

Press releases   •   Oct 30, 2020 12:10 GMT

Northumbria University and ​Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums (TWAM) have joined forces to show health and social care professionals how TWAM’s museum resources and collections can support quality of life improvements for older people.