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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.

Northumbria Law lecturer appointed Chair of  Law Society's Education and Training Committee
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.

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.