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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.

Northumbria students set to benefit from new wellbeing initiative led by Matt Dawson

Northumbria students set to benefit from new wellbeing initiative led by Matt Dawson

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2021 10:13 GMT

A new mental health and wellbeing programme funded by Student Living by Sodexo has just been launched at Northumbria University by Rugby World Cup winner and TV presenter Matt Dawson.

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
New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding

New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2021 09:18 GMT

A team of researchers, including renewable energy experts from Northumbria University, has received significant funding to revolutionise the fabrication and application of photovoltaic devices used to produce solar energy.

Leadership programme secures funding to support more SMEs on road to recovery

Leadership programme secures funding to support more SMEs on road to recovery

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2021 14:19 GMT

A hugely successful leadership programme, created specifically to help SMEs build resilience and manage the impact of Covid-19, has secured funding to support an additional cohort of businesses from the region next month (March), as well as confirming a second round of the programme to take place later this year.

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2021 11:04 GMT

A new initiative co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the New Statesman and Daily Mirror aims to increase opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from under-represented backgrounds.

EXPERT COMMENT: Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked

EXPERT COMMENT: Bitcoin isn’t getting greener: four environmental myths about cryptocurrency debunked

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2021 13:00 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Peter Howson, Senior Lecturer in International Development, Northumbria University, explores environmental myths around cryptocurrency.

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.

EXPERT COMMENT: Why urban gardens are crucial for conserving bees and butterflies – and how you can help them

EXPERT COMMENT: Why urban gardens are crucial for conserving bees and butterflies – and how you can help them

Press releases   •   Feb 23, 2021 10:57 GMT

In an article written for The Conversation, Katherine Baldock, Senior Lecturer in Ecology, Northumbria University, explores how urban gardens can help conserve bees and butterflies.