Newcastle University

Scientists explore new window on the origins of life

(PhysOrg.com) -- The remarkable behaviour of bacteria that have been forced to live without their protective wall has allowed Newcastle University scientists to open a new window on the origins of life on earth.

dateFeb 12, 2009 in
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Names give cows a lotta bottle

(PhysOrg.com) -- A cow with a name produces more milk than one without, scientists at Newcastle University have found. Drs Catherine Douglas and Peter Rowlinson have shown that by giving a cow a name and treating ...

dateJan 28, 2009 in Other
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Food adverts in your magazine: how healthy are they?

(PhysOrg.com) -- At a time when many of us are thinking about how to get rid of a few extra pounds, research at Newcastle University has shown that even the magazine you read may affect how healthy your diet is.

dateJan 19, 2009 in Health
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Wonderful cheese is all in the culture

It's an age-old tradition that dates back at least 8,000 years but it seems we still have much to learn about the bacteria responsible for turning milk into cheese.

dateJan 06, 2009 in
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Strong cheese? It's a 'cultured' experience

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international research team led by Newcastle University has identified a new line of bacteria they believe add flavour to some of the world’s most exclusive cheeses. It’s an age-old tradition that ...

dateDec 23, 2008 in
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Boy or girl? It's in the father's genes

(PhysOrg.com) -- A Newcastle University study involving thousands of families is helping prospective parents work out whether they are likely to have sons or daughters.

dateDec 11, 2008 in
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Barnacles prove hard to please when house-hunting

(PhysOrg.com) -- It’s a tough life out at sea so you might think a small crustacean would be happy to take what it can get when it comes to finding a home - not the humble barnacle.

dateNov 12, 2008 in
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Scientists unwrap the elements of life

Researchers at Newcastle University have taken a step forward in our understanding of how the fundamental building blocks of life are put together.

dateOct 22, 2008 in
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