Scientists are a step closer to finding a low toxicity treatment for childhood leukaemia
Newly published research carried out using synthetic human bone marrow cells is paving the way for the development of safer and kinder treatments for children with leukaemia.
Study reveals evidence that bacteria can live in snake and spider venoms
Newly published research led by Northumbria University shows that, contrary to what is commonly believed, the venom of snakes and spiders is actually populated with microbes, including bacteria that could cause infection in people who have suffered a bite.
Northumbria records biggest rise in research power for second time
Results from the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) show Northumbria University with the biggest rise in research power ranking of any UK university. Its research power ranking rose to 23rd, having previously risen to 50th in 2014 from 80th in 2008, making Northumbria the sector’s largest riser in research power ranking for the second time.
New research harnesses the power of movement
Harvesting energy from the day-to-day movements of the human body and turning it into useful electrical energy, is the focus of a new piece of research involving a Northumbria University Professor.
KTP between Sterling Pharma Solutions and Northumbria University builds new commercial opportunities
A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project with partners Sterling Pharma Solutions and Northumbria University has been awarded the top grade of ‘Outstanding’ by Innovate UK’s independent assessors.
Academic awarded prestigious environmental prize for sustainable clean water project
A project which uses solar energy to turn sea water into clean, safe drinking water has been recognised for its contribution to future sustainability with a world-renowned Energy Globe Award.
Digital art trail explores decisions on organ and body tissue donation
Research by Northumbria University which explores public perceptions around organ, tissue and body data has been transformed into an Augmented Reality art trail in Newcastle.
Dr Lucy Whalley: “Batteries are a critical piece of the jigsaw in our journey towards net zero.”
The world is facing an unprecedented energy challenge. While many countries around the world have committed to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, we expect global energy for demand to double from today’s requirements within the same timescale. There is, therefore, an urgent need for sustainable solutions and technologies.
Mystery behind Jupiter’s stunning ‘X-ray light shows’ finally explained
The 40-year mystery behind the cause of Jupiter’s spectacular natural light displays has finally been explained thanks to research by a team of international physicists, including Northumbria University’s Professor Jonathan Rae.
New research to provide safer and more accurate space weather predictions
A team of space weather experts from Northumbria University has been awarded more than £400,000 to explore how to better predict the conditions in near-Earth space.
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.
Reconnection Nanojets in the Solar Corona: a breakthrough shedding light on the mystery of the Sun’s million-degree atmosphere
A team of scientists has discovered new activity within the Sun’s atmosphere which could explain how it reaches temperatures of more than a million degrees.
Forensic research proves that textile fibres can be transferred between clothing without contact
Breakthrough forensic research at Northumbria University, Newcastle, has revealed for the first time that textile fibres can, under certain circumstances, be transferred between clothing in the absence of contact.
Blanket of rock debris offers glaciers more protection from climate change than previously known
A new study has revealed that the expanse of rock debris on glaciers, a factor that has been ignored in models of glacier melt and sea level rise, could be significant. The Northumbria University study is published in Nature Geoscience this week and is the first to manually verify the rock debris cover on every one of the Earth’s glaciers.
Thousands of tonnes of ocean pollution can be saved by changing washing habits
A new study has revealed that almost 13,000 tonnes of microfibres, equivalent to two rubbish trucks every day, are being released into European marine environments every year – but this could be reduced by as much as 30% if we made a small change to our laundry habits. The findings have been published by the scientific journal PLOS ONE for World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June.
Northumbria professor develops breath collecting device that could change Coronavirus diagnosis around the world
An innovative breath collecting device developed by academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, could revolutionise the way we diagnose diseases, such as the newly emerged strain of coronavirus, COVID-19.
Molecule modification could improve reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel
The reprocessing of spent nuclear fuel could become safer and more efficient in future after Northumbria University researchers found a way to modify the structure of molecules to remove radioactive materials. The research is published in the influential Chemistry - A European Journal and is described by its editors as being of 'great significance'.
Secrets of Lucretia painting closer to being revealed
The mystery of who painted a centuries-old artwork, and when, is closer to being revealed thanks to the work of art conservation and forensic science experts from Northumbria University, in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Multidisciplinary partnership awarded ‘outstanding’ rating
Northumbria University is proud to announce that a Knowledge Transfer Partnership project, which has brought together industry and academic experts to develop a new biomedical device, has been given the highest possible rating by an independent government assessor.