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Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments

Investigating protein dynamics: research breakthrough could result in new cancer treatments

Press releases   •   Mar 26, 2021 10:33 GMT

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

Mapping Covid-19 – one year on

Press releases   •   Mar 25, 2021 08:00 GMT

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.

What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched

What Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover: ‘First of its kind’ Northern Culture Parliamentary Inquiry launched

Press releases   •   Mar 18, 2021 07:36 GMT

The Northern Culture All Party Parliamentary Group, supported by Northumbria University, will launch its first Inquiry into what Northern Culture needs to rebuild, rebalance and recover.

Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education

Research sheds new light on the teaching of contemporary British literature in global higher education

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 09:27 GMT

British literature has always been a popular area of study in UK universities, but new research has revealed for the first time how and where contemporary British literature is being taught in higher education institutions around the world.

New Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device

New Northumbria University spinout - PulmoBioMed - to develop world-leading medical device

Press releases   •   Mar 16, 2021 07:00 GMT

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.

Playing with thin dolls may affect young girls’ body image

Playing with thin dolls may affect young girls’ body image

Press releases   •   Mar 11, 2021 13:51 GMT

Playing with ultra-thin dolls could make young girls want a thinner body, according to new research published today (11 March 2021).

Work begins on experimental Living Building

Work begins on experimental Living Building

Press releases   •   Mar 02, 2021 14:32 GMT

Construction has started on a building which could transform the way we live.

New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding

New technology could see solar panels integrated into windows and cladding

Press releases   •   Feb 26, 2021 09:18 GMT

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.

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Media collaboration offers opportunities to writers from under-represented backgrounds

Press releases   •   Feb 25, 2021 11:04 GMT

A new initiative co-funded by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and supported by the New Statesman and Daily Mirror aims to increase opportunities for aspiring writers and journalists from under-represented backgrounds.

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO REVOLUTIONISE SUPPORT FOR LGBT+ VETERANS

Press releases   •   Feb 24, 2021 07:00 GMT

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

INNOVATIVE ANTIVIRAL COATING TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

Press releases   •   Feb 15, 2021 07:00 GMT

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

14 COULD BE PEAK AGE FOR BELIEVING IN CONSPIRACY THEORIES

Press releases   •   Feb 09, 2021 08:04 GMT

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
A robotic revolution for urban nature

A robotic revolution for urban nature

Press releases   •   Jan 12, 2021 12:00 GMT

Drones, robots and autonomous systems can transform the natural world in and around cities for people and wildlife.

Hands on approach to tackling Covid-19 with new sanitisation device

Hands on approach to tackling Covid-19 with new sanitisation device

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2020 09:09 GMT

A North East collaboration between a young entrepreneur, a university and an engineering company has led to the development of a revolutionary new hand sanitisation device which could help slow the global spread of diseases such as Covid-19.

Research with life-saving potential for adults with learning disabilities and autism

Research with life-saving potential for adults with learning disabilities and autism

Press releases   •   Dec 16, 2020 10:40 GMT

​A research team at Northumbria University have launched a major project exploring how carers recognise and manage deterioration in the health of people with learning disabilities and autism.

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Government call for greater financial support for those waiting for Universal Credit

Press releases   •   Nov 19, 2020 12:56 GMT

​A Northumbria University academic is calling on the Government to provide financial support to people waiting for their first Universal Credit payment.

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Sleep research programme to offer free treatment to those suffering with disturbed sleep amid the pandemic

Press releases   •   Nov 18, 2020 11:42 GMT

Those experiencing poor sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic are being invited to take part in an online treatment study run by sleep experts at Northumbria University.

International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

International research to investigate the impact of social distancing measures on mental health

Press releases   •   Nov 02, 2020 08:00 GMT

Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are investigating the effects of social distancing on mental health, quality of life and the use of social media amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

North of Tyne back scientists in green revolution

North of Tyne back scientists in green revolution

Press releases   •   Aug 27, 2020 12:14 BST

The North of Tyne Combined Authority is backing the scientists of the future with plans to boost green technology and manufacturing in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland.