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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.

Work begins on experimental Living Building

Work begins on experimental Living Building

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2021 14:32 GMT

Construction has started on a building which could transform the way we live.

Examining the impact of climate change on Siberia’s stores of permafrost
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
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.

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.

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.

Seven awards shortlisting showcases Northumbria’s nursing excellence

Seven awards shortlisting showcases Northumbria’s nursing excellence

Press releases   •   Oct 26, 2020 12:30 GMT

​Northumbria University’s reputation for excellence in nursing is being recognised at a national level after being shortlisted for a record seven titles in the annual ​Student Nursing Times Awards.

EXPERT COMMENT: Up to 40% of UK retail space is not needed – here’s what can be done with it

EXPERT COMMENT: Up to 40% of UK retail space is not needed – here’s what can be done with it

Press releases   •   Oct 23, 2020 13:41 BST

The UK high street has been badly hit by COVID-19 restrictions - and it is shining a spotlight on the huge amount of retail floorspace that is not needed. Paul Greenhalgh, Professor of Real Estate and Regeneration at Northumbria University, writes about the challenges facing the sector for The Conversation.

Ground-breaking projects celebrated at regional tech awards

Ground-breaking projects celebrated at regional tech awards

Press releases   •   Oct 22, 2020 15:19 BST

Ground-breaking technology projects, led by Northumbria University, have won awards and received a special commendation at an event showcasing the best of the North East’s talent.

Northumbria climbs into top 30 of UK university league table

Northumbria climbs into top 30 of UK university league table

Press releases   •   Sep 08, 2020 17:13 BST

​Northumbria University is now ranked in the top 30 universities in the UK after a significant 20 place rise in ​The Guardian University Guide 2021.

North of Tyne back scientists in green revolution

North of Tyne back scientists in green revolution

Press releases   •   Aug 27, 2020 12:14 BST

The North of Tyne Combined Authority is backing the scientists of the future with plans to boost green technology and manufacturing in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.

North East academic entrepreneurs set for £1.7m funding boost

North East academic entrepreneurs set for £1.7m funding boost

Press releases   •   Aug 10, 2020 12:00 BST

North East university partnership Northern Accelerator has launched a new £1.7m seed in​vestment fund that aims to grow the region’s economy, building on its successful record of creating innovative spin-out businesses.

Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known

Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known

Press releases   •   Aug 05, 2020 12:01 BST

​A new study has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier melt and sea level rise, could be significant. The Northumbria University study is published in Nature Geoscience this week and is the first to manually verify the rock debris cover on every one of the Earth’s glaciers.