Subjects: Science, technology
Multi-million pound boost for North East company creation
Having launched an impressive 34 businesses to date, North East university collaboration Northern Accelerator has been awarded a further £3.6m from Research England to continue its successful programme, expanding its partnership in the North East and rolling out its flagship support model to universities in the South of England.
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.
Northumbria University launches new Skills Bootcamps to connect people into employment in construction
The Institute of Coding (IoC) is a collaborative national consortium of industry, educators and outreach providers that are working together to respond to the UK’s digital skills gap through the delivery of employer-led digital skills education.
Northumbria to lead research aimed at future-proofing the security of home technology devices
Research investigating the potential digital harms posed by household data sharing technologies has won a share of a major £3.6m award scheme.
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.
Exceptional service medal recognises voluntary work of Northumbria Professor
The Royal Society of Chemistry has bestowed a second major honour on a Northumbria University academic.Just 12 months after the Royal Society of Chemistry honoured Professor John Dean with an Inspirational Member Award, his outstanding service to the Society has won further recognition.Professor Dean, of the Department of Applied Sciences, has now been awarded the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Awar
Northumbria brings Antarctica’s unseen world to the screen
A virtual performance exploring beneath Antarctica’s frozen surface will take place this month, combining scientific research from Northumbria University with poetry and electronic music.
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.
Protecting endangered, Yellow-eyed penguins from fatal infections
A team of researchers, led by Northumbria University, have been working to understand and develop a vaccine for an infection that’s been killing off rare penguins in New Zealand. Yellow-eyed penguins, locally known as hoiho (Māori name), are one of the world’s rarest species. They are native to New Zealand and its outlying islands. Hoiho breeding pairs have been rapidly declining for over two deca
‘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.
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.
Supporting a diverse future for engineering
Northumbria University’s NUSTEM initiative is supporting global engineering companies, including Airbus, BP and Nissan, to develop the engineering workforce of the future by engaging more effectively with young people from diverse backgrounds.
UN space weather expert to join Northumbria University as Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellow
A leading physicist and Chair of the United Nations space weather expert group is to join Northumbria University for one year after being awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Visiting Fellowship.
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.
Northumbria’s Spring 2021 Newspaper has landed!
Our Spring 2021 newspaper is available to read online now.
Work begins on experimental Living Building
Construction has started on a building which could transform the way we live.
New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding
A team of researchers, including renewable energy experts from Northumbria University, has received significant funding to revolutionise the fabrication and application of photovoltaic devices used to produce solar energy.