Subjects: Health, Health Care, Pharmaceuticals
An ‘early warning system’ for Covid-19 variants
Northumbria University is set to develop new methods for detecting Covid-19 ‘Variants of Concern’ and identifying potential ‘Variants of Interest’ following new funding from the national genome sequencing consortium, COG-UK.
Can parkrun be an antidote to pandemic pressures?
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have published a research paper explaining why parkruns are so popular, particularly among those in managerial and professional positions.
Vital research for end-of-life care
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are evaluating Rapid Response Services to improve end-of-life care in new research funded by Marie Curie.
Senior lecturer is ‘on board’ with appointment to independent think tank
A globally influential charity which works to promote the benefits of workforce professional development has welcomed a Northumbria University academic to its national board.
Can Psychological First Aid help improve care workers’ wellbeing?
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, and the University of Highlands and Islands, Scotland, are investigating Psychological First Aid training as a tool to support care workers’ wellbeing amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
New funding for research into remote healthcare for eating disorders during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond
Northumbria University health and cyber psychologist Dr Dawn Branley-Bell has been awarded a Medical Research Foundation Fellowship – one of four projects supported by £1.1 million of new funding to tackle eating disorders and self-harm.
Victory over Blindness: Northumbria University to welcome Blind Veterans’ Chief Scientific Officer for public lecture
Professor Renata Gomes, Chief Scientific Officer at Blind Veterans UK and newly appointed Visiting Professor at Northumbria University, is to deliver a virtual public lecture on Blind Veterans UK’s research - sharing knowledge for the benefit of wider humanity.
‘Languageless’ public health messaging to fight the pandemic
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have developed public health messaging materials with a difference to overcome communication challenges in Guatemala.
Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments
Researchers from Northumbria University in Newcastle, and Bogazici University in Turkey, have discovered a new way of examining the structure and dynamics of single protein molecules within the human body – which could help scientists better understand the progression and possible treatment of diseases such as cancer.
Mapping Covid-19 – one year on
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 Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device
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
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.
Playing with thin dolls may affect young girls’ body image
Playing with ultra-thin dolls could make young girls want a thinner body, according to new research published today (11 March 2021).
Online diary helps NHS and care staff monitor changes in wellbeing and get support
A new online diary has been developed to help health and care staff monitor changes in their wellbeing during the pandemic and signposts where individuals can access help when it is needed.
STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS
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
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
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
Researchers at Northumbria University and St Mary’s University have revealed just how effective Montmorency tart cherry juice products can be in helping people recover after exercise.For more than 10 years, Professor Glyn Howatson - a research leader and Professor in Human and Applied Physiology - has led ground-breaking research into the positive effects of drinking Montmorency cherry juice befor
Northumbria staff on frontline supporting the Covid vaccination roll-out
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
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.