Newcastle University traces its origins to the School of Medicine and Surgery established in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1834. A series of splits and mergers in the organization of the university occurred. In 1963, Newcastle University became independent of the University of Dunham. Newcastle University is noted for exceptional medical training for physicians, medical research, The Faculties of Medical Sciences and Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering include numerous schools. In addition, Newcastle University has numerous highly complex scientific institutes, including but not limited to Nanoscale Science and Technology, Cell and Molecular Sciences and much more. Newcastle University has less than 20,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree students.
Ambitious science mission sets off for Antarctica
A team of British scientists is making final preparations for an ambitious Antarctic science mission.
Human sperm created from embryonic stem cells (Update)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Human sperm have been created using embryonic stem cells for the first time in a scientific development which will lead researchers to a better understanding of the causes of infertility.
Digital art explores what makes us human
Digital artists at Newcastle University are using technology to help focus our minds and make sense of the chaos around us.
Grazing slugs hinder grassland restoration
Selective grazing by slugs may prevent key grassland species from taking hold and hampers efforts to restore our hay meadows, new research has shown.
Mathematicians provide new insight into tsunamis
A new mathematical formula that could be used to give advance warning of where a tsunami is likely to hit and how destructive it will be has been worked out by scientists at Newcastle University.
Making a clean getaway: Scientists demonstrate how bird baths make for more accurate flyers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Newcastle University scientists investigating why starlings bathe so often have discovered it alters their escape behaviour, with clean birds proving the most accurate flyers.
The sting in the tail: Chance finding could lead to new antibiotics
(Phys.org) —A whole new class of antibiotics could be possible after a chance discovery by academics at Newcastle University. In a paper published in the journal Molecular Microbiology, the team describe how they were studying ...
Ancient oceans offer new insight into the origins of animal life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Analysis of a rock type found only in the world's oldest oceans has shed new light on how large animals first got a foothold on the Earth.
A solution to sinusitis from the sea
A team of scientists and surgeons from Newcastle are developing a new nasal spray from a marine microbe to help clear chronic sinusitis.
Honeybees not fooled by cheating flowers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Flowers that want to cheat pollinators by not paying them for their services shouldn’t try to lure them in using floral scents, scientists at Newcastle University have shown.