Topics: Medical research
Nursing Degree Apprenticeship shortlisted for national award
Northumbria University’s Nursing Degree Apprenticeship has been shortlisted for the Nursing Apprenticeship Provider of the Year award in the Student Nursing Times Awards 2024.
Patterns of brain connectivity differ between preterm and full term babies
A new study involving Northumbria University has revealed scans of 390 babies show distinct patterns between term and preterm babies in the dynamic (moment-to-moment) connectivity of brain networks.
Lessons to be learned – research captures harrowing testimonies from care staff on the impact of the pandemic
As the public inquiry into the UK’s response to Covid-19 continues, new research led by Northumbria University academics shines a light on the impact of moving patients from hospitals to care homes in England during the pandemic.
Contact lenses to diagnose glaucoma
Researchers from Northumbria University and Boğaziçi University have developed a contact lens that can detect changes in eye pressure, an early sign of glaucoma. The lens contains micro-sensors that monitor intra-ocular pressure over several hours and send the data wirelessly for analysis. The technology has been successfully tested on six participants and will undergo further study.
Safeguarding the health of astronauts at Northumbria University
Space health experts at Northumbria University have won a global competition that will enable them to explore blood flow restriction training among astronauts during spaceflight.
EXPERT COMMENT: How music heals us, even when it’s sad – by a neuroscientist leading a new study of musical therapy
In an article written for The Conversation*, Leigh Riby, Cognitive-Neuroscience Professor at Northumbria University discusses the recent breakthrough in neuroscientific research which suggests that music – both sad or happy – has therapeutic healing powers linked with emotional recognition and brain re-engagement.
Researchers secure funds for brain health study on military veterans
A pioneering multi-disciplined team of researchers from Northumbria University and Imperial College London has received funding for a novel study that will explore biological, psychological and social factors associated with brain health in female military veterans.
Prestigious awards see Northumbria academic recognised as nursing leader
The life-changing passion and commitment of a Northumbria academic has been recognised with a prestigious award.
Digital environment to support student wellbeing secures NHS funding
An academic team from Northumbria University has obtained a grant of £40,000 to establish a pioneering immersive wellbeing environment for students – an initiative with potential for nationwide roll-out.
Northumbria University and St. George's University expand collaboration to offer new UK study options
Following over 15 years of collaboration, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK and St. George’s University, Grenada, West Indies, have announced a renewed commitment aimed at delivering exceptional medical education to students worldwide.
Lecturer to support Team GB medical needs at Special Olympics in Berlin
An Assistant Professor in Nursing at Northumbria University has been appointed as Medical Officer for Team Special Olympics Great Britain at the Special Olympics World Games.
Wearable device provides support for Parkinson’s patients
A team of researchers have received funding from Parkinson’s UK to create a device which tackles one of the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
EXPERT COMMENT: Why sleep is so important for your fitness
In an article written for The Conversation, Ian Walshe, Health and Life Sciences, at Northumbria University, highlights the impact that poor sleep quality can have on your health, fitness and sporting performance.
Swapping meat for Quorn’s mycoprotein may protect against bowel cancer, says study
Researchers from Northumbria University have found that swapping red and processed meat for Quorn’s mycoprotein, a fungi-based meat alternative, leads to a significant reduction in intestinal genotoxins - which can cause bowel cancer - and increases healthy gut bacteria.
Northumbria student represents Great Britain in Goalball World Championships
Lois Turner, an Occupational Therapy student at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has been selected to compete for Great Britain at the IBSA Goalball World Championships.
Chronic jet lag discovered in people living with HIV
People living with HIV have a significantly delayed internal body clock, consistent with the symptoms of jet lag, according to new findings reported by researchers from universities in South Africa and the UK.
Major new mental health study inspired by lived experience
Experts at Northumbria University are supporting a £1 million research study, funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR), which aims to improve the outcomes and experiences of those being discharged from mental health hospitals.
Developing the next generation of artificial vision aids
A new technology solution which will provide low-power systems for use in bionic eyes, has been jointly developed by academics from the Harbin Institute of Technology in China and Northumbria University.
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.
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.