What if we could we eat what we want without putting on weight. Newcastle University scientists are close to achieving that using seaweed.
Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children in the country. Scientists have been given £4m in their fight against the disease.
A major trial will discover if a strict low calorie diet can reverse type 2 diabetes
Scientists at Newcastle University have done research which suggests seaweed could help you stay slim.
Scientists have identified a natural seaweed fibre, called alginate, that prevents the body absorbing fat.
Dr Matthew Wilcox was part of the research team.
Pioneering IVF treatment developed in Newcastle is one step closer after ministers agreed to amend fertility laws.
The draft regulations could see babies born from three genetic parents.
The aim is to eliminate inherited diseases by replacing faulty DNA in egg cells with donated DNA from another egg.
The government has launched a three-month consultation, but critics argue it could lead to designer babies.
Newcastle University is at the forefront of groundbreaking research aimed at treating brain tumours in children.
The £4m study will look at the different types of brain tumours that children get - and the results will be used to tailor their treatment.
It's hoped the five-year project will save lives as well as sparing children the trauma of unnecessary treatments.
Prof Steve Clifford from the Northern Institute for Cancer Research said its success will depend partly on attracting the best scientists in the UK.
– Prof Steven Clifford, Newcastle University
The benefits that we're trying to bring to children with brain tumours are two-fold.
Through understanding the biology of brain tumours in much more detail, we hope to be able to increase the cure rate for children with brain tumour.
And for those children that survive their brain tumours, we also want to make sure that their quality of life is as good as it can be following their treatment.
Scientists at Newcastle University are leading a £4m research programme aimed at saving children's lives by beating brain tumours.
New screening techniques will identify genetic and biochemical features of aggressive brain tumours in youngsters.
By matching their laboratory findings to the progress of children with these tumours in the clinic, they hope to find out how such characteristics affect the way the tumours grow.
Newcastle is one of three UK centres that make up the INSTINCT network, created to further the understanding and treatment of aggressive childhood brain tumours.
An inquest has found that a student, whose body was found in the River Tyne, died by accident.
Jason Fyles, 19, was in his first year at Newcastle University, when he went missing in May.
The inquest in Newcastle heard there was no sign of injury, and no evidence that he intended to take his own life.
It's not everyday a famous actor decides to take a look around your library, but that's exactly what happened to Newcastle University on Monday (January 13th).
Damien Lewis, who is best known for his role in the Channel 4 series Homeland,used the Robinson Library to carry out some character research.
Mr Lewis was looking through the Gertrude Bell archives as he’s playing her married lover Charles Doughty Wylie in a new film.
He stars alongside Nicole Kidman, who plays Gertrude Bell, in a movie called Queen of the Desert by Werner Herzog.
Wayne Connolly, University librarian says:
“The character he plays in the new film was considered the love of Gertrude Bell’s life."
"Charles Doughty Wylie was married and they had an unconsummated affair but it’s believed he is the reason Gertrude Bell never wed."
“Damian was extremely interested in our archive as it contains correspondence between them and was able to give him a unique perspective on their relationship."
“Now, we are looking forward to next year when the film is released.”
Researchers at Newcastle University have found a type of anti-oxident which totally protects against some types of skin damage and may help our skin look younger for longer.
Scientists carried out a series of tests and discovered anti-oxident 'Tiron' provided 100% protection against UVA sun damage.
– Professor Mark Birch-Machin, Newcastle University
"To discover that Tiron offers complete protection against UVA damage is exciting and promising, however, it is early days as Tiron is not a naturally occurring compound and has not yet been tested for toxicity in humans although there have been a few studies on rats."
– Dr Anne Oyewole, Newcastle University
"This finding on Tiron provides us with a platform to study an antioxidant - preferably a naturally occurring compound with a similar structure which could then be safely added to food or cosmetics."
UVB radiation causes sunburn but UVA penetrates deeper, damages our DNA which harms the skins elasticity.
Anti-oxidents are man made or natural substances that may delay or prevent some types of cell damage. Some anti-oxidents can be found in many fruits and vegetables.