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Graduate goes after his goals

Graduate goes after his goals

Press releases   •   Jun 30, 2015 00:00 BST

While studying for a Sports Science degree at Northumbria University, Johnny McKinstry never imagined that eight years later he would be the national coach for Rwanda’s international football team.

COMMENT: How oversized atoms could help shrink "lab-on-a-chip" devices

COMMENT: How oversized atoms could help shrink "lab-on-a-chip" devices

Press releases   •   Jun 30, 2015 00:00 BST

Dr Rodrigo Ledesma Aguilar, discusses our ability to understand how fluids behave under extreme confinement

Ageing in changing times

Ageing in changing times

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2015 00:00 BST

Leading experts on ageing from across the world will visit Newcastle for an annual conference focusing on how people are ageing in changing times.

Academics and police team up to help teenagers solve ‘whodunit’ on campus

Academics and police team up to help teenagers solve ‘whodunit’ on campus

Press releases   •   Jun 26, 2015 00:00 BST

Forensic experts from Northumbria University, Newcastle, joined forces with the police, for a CSI-style investigation which saw North East schoolchildren attempting to solve a mystery.

COMMENT: What does exposure to environmental chemicals mean for our health?

COMMENT: What does exposure to environmental chemicals mean for our health?

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 00:00 BST

Ivy Shiue, senior research associate at Northumbria University, Newcastle, explores the impacts of exposure to environmental impacts, on our health.

New cases rise, but death rates decline – how cancer became about quality of life

New cases rise, but death rates decline – how cancer became about quality of life

Press releases   •   Jun 18, 2015 00:00 BST

Over the past 25 years, the number of cancer cases that are most common in men (prostate) and women (breast) has jumped. Prostate cancer has tripled, while breast cancer has doubled since 1990. This upward trend is true globally across 188 countries, regardless of income levels.

Hair and textiles go under the microscope at gathering of forensic science specialists

Hair and textiles go under the microscope at gathering of forensic science specialists

Press releases   •   Jun 16, 2015 00:00 BST

Northumbria University is hosting a delegation of leading forensic science experts specialising in hair and textiles evidence at an international gathering in Newcastle.

Dealing with learning disabilities

Dealing with learning disabilities

Press releases   •   Jun 15, 2015 00:00 BST

Northumbria University is working in partnership with MENCAP between Monday 15 – Friday 19 June to raise awareness amongst students and staff of how people can be affected by learning disabilities.

It’s all in the mind as new exhibition uncovers secrets of the brain

It’s all in the mind as new exhibition uncovers secrets of the brain

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2015 00:00 BST

One of the largest biomedical research charities in the world, the Wellcome Trust, has pledged £650,000 towards a new exhibition opening in 2016 that will tell the story of the brain and how it works, revealing some of its secrets and exploring the techniques scientists use to study it.

Researchers and public explore what it means to be human

Researchers and public explore what it means to be human

Press releases   •   Jun 10, 2015 00:00 BST

Northumbria University has been announced as a regional hub for Being Human 2015, the UK’s only national festival for the humanities.

Can exercise help older people with vision problems avoid falls?

Can exercise help older people with vision problems avoid falls?

Press releases   •   Jun 09, 2015 00:00 BST

Older people with visual impairments are participating in a major study looking at how exercises can help to prevent falls.

Environmental chamber helps towards North Pole marathon success

Environmental chamber helps towards North Pole marathon success

Press releases   •   Jun 02, 2015 00:00 BST

A daring runner who trained in the extreme cold of Northumbria University’s environmental chamber was the top British finisher in the North Pole marathon.

73% of insomniacs cured after 1-hour therapy session

73% of insomniacs cured after 1-hour therapy session

Press releases   •   Jun 01, 2015 00:00 BST

A simple one-hour therapy session has helped to cure 73% of people suffering from acute insomnia, according to a new study from Northumbria University released today.

COMMENT: What is a coasting school?

COMMENT: What is a coasting school?

Press releases   •   May 19, 2015 00:00 BST

Professor Michael Jopling, from Education and Lifelong Learning at Northumbria, discusses the concept of 'coasting schools'.

Better care by nurses for older people

Better care by nurses for older people

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2015 00:00 BST

New research from Northumbria University could revolutionise the way nurses care for the older people.

Northumbria welcomes Royal College of Nursing Chief Executive

Northumbria welcomes Royal College of Nursing Chief Executive

Press releases   •   Apr 15, 2015 00:00 BST

The UK’s leading figure in nursing has visited Northumbria University to discuss current issues in the sector.

Unravelling the mysteries of famous medieval map

Unravelling the mysteries of famous medieval map

Press releases   •   Apr 15, 2015 00:00 BST

A Northumbria University scientist is part of a ground-breaking new project which is using modern technology to reveal the secrets of a medieval map of Britain.

Northumbria experts will make research come alive during a weekend of creativity

Northumbria experts will make research come alive during a weekend of creativity

Press releases   •   Apr 14, 2015 00:00 BST

Innovative staff and students from Northumbria University will be among the ‘makers’ at this year’s spectacular Maker Faire UK

Students’ tear-jerking film brings nursing to life

Students’ tear-jerking film brings nursing to life

Press releases   •   Apr 10, 2015 00:00 BST

A tear-jerking film made by students that highlights ways in which nurses care for patients has attracted attention from some of the country’s leading names in healthcare.

COMMENT: Does the food children eat for breakfast fuel exam grades?

COMMENT: Does the food children eat for breakfast fuel exam grades?

Press releases   •   Apr 09, 2015 00:00 BST

Pam L Graham, Senior Research Assistant in Health and Life Sciences, discusses how a good breakfast influences how we think and learn.