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Middle-age spread linked to dementia

Posted : Wednesday 4th May 2011

Increases risk of Alzheimer's

Being overweight during middle age may increase your risk of developing dementia later on in life, a study has found.

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‘Queen of start-ups’ to visit Newcastle

Posted : Wednesday 4th May 2011

‘Queen of start-ups’ Bindi Karia is to share with the North East’s business community her expertise in helping to catapult new companies from the bedroom to the boardroom.

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Serial entrepreneur Sarah McVittie is to share her secrets of attracting investment with the North East’s CEOs of tomorrow.

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Human Beings 'beaten up by robot'

Posted : Friday 15th October 2010

Researchers in Slovenia have built and programmed a robot to hit humans in order to test human-robot pain thresholds.

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Sound recycling device wins prize

Posted : Monday 20th September 2010

A £50,000 prize for the most innovative idea for a new musical work has been won by the Organ Of Corti - an acoustic device that recycles unwanted sound in the environment to create an unfolding sound composition.

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Drug Could Extend Donor Life

Posted : Monday 20th September 2010

British scientists say they have developed a new drug that could help transplanted kidneys survive twice as long within the body

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Industrial Work Linked To Lung Disease

Posted : Tuesday 28th September 2010

Research by experts at Newcastle University and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has revealed that industrial workers have a higher than expected rate of the lung condition Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

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A team of software developers have created an online simulator to help healthcare students train for critical hands-on exams and could substantially reduce the number required to do re-sits.  

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US Stem Cell Funding Ban Lifted

Posted : Tuesday 14th September 2010

An appeals court in the US has granted a temporary stay on a judge's order banning government funding for embryonic stem cell research.

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Radiology service helps reduce A&E waiting times

Posted : Thursday 21st October 2010

A system that helps to reduce waiting times in Emergency Care has been developed on North Tyneside.

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