Subjects: Medical research
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.
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.
Impact and resistance training boosts bone strength and muscle function in those with Crohn’s disease, according to new research
Research from Northumbria University, Newcastle, has shown the important role specific types of exercise can play in the management of bone loss, fatigue and muscle dysfunction for those with Crohn’s disease.
Northumbria University joins national genome sequencing alliance to map spread of COVID-19
Scientists at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have joined a research consortium backed by the UK government to help fight COVID-19.
Study to examine the role of specialist nurses for people with Parkinson’s
Northumbria University researchers would like to hear from people with Parkinson’s and their families and carers, about their experiences of their Parkinson’s Nurse as part of a £100,000 study into the support for people with the condition. They are also looking to hear from specialist nurses to understand their knowledge on appropriate care and support for people with Parkinson’s.
Exercise can reduce side effects of prostate cancer hormone therapy
A leading expert in how exercise can help improve quality of life for cancer patients and survivors has published his latest research showing the benefits exercise can bring to men with advanced prostate cancer.
Is being a night owl bad for your health?
Night owls may have a higher risk of suffering from heart disease and type 2 diabetes than early risers. In the first ever international review of studies analysing whether being an early riser or a night owl can influence your health, researchers have uncovered a growing body of evidence indicating an increased risk of ill health in people with an evening preference.
£1.4m grant to assess how yoga benefits older people with multiple long-term health conditions
A major £1.4 million study investigating the benefits that yoga brings to older people with multiple long-term health conditions is about to begin at Northumbria University, Newcastle. It aims to determine both the clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness of a specially-adapted yoga programme for older adults with multimorbidity.
Huge fall in FGM among girls across Africa
The prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGMC) among girls up to the age of 14 has fallen sharply in most regions of Africa over the past three decades, reveals the first analysis of its kind.
Researchers develop a walking frame that could keep older adults active, for longer
A robotic walking frame that could help older people recover more quickly after a fall or injury, reducing the length of time they need to stay in hospital, is being developed in partnership with researchers at Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills
People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new international study involving Northumbria University, Newcastle.
Northumbria University supports world’s first commercial space and deep sea research and training centre
Northumbria University, Newcastle is supporting the launch of Blue Abyss, the world’s first commercial space and deep sea research and training centre to be built at RAF Henlow, Bedfordshire.
What makes an expert
A leading psychologist at Northumbria University, Newcastle believes that the human brain is adaptable enough to enable anyone to become an expert if they practice correctly.
Sick and tired – not just a figure of speech
Large-scale study looks at tiredness and its associations with environment, genes, and mental and physical health.