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Britain’s first three-parent babies may be coming soon – thanks to Newcastle University receiving permission to conduct IVF procedures using the DNA of two women. A technique developed by Newcastle University researchers means that doctors can substitute an egg’s defective mitochondrial DNA with healthy DNA transplanted from a female donor. Alternatively,...
National Horizons Centre To Aid In Providing Essential Training To Vaccine Manufacturing Workforce
News that a COVID-19 vaccine is set to be manufactured on Teesside has been welcomed by the National Horizons Centre which will provide vital training to the vaccine manufacturing workforce. Sixty-million doses of the Novavax vaccine are set to be manufactured in Stockton-on-Tees by FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies (FDB) with the...
The world has drastically transformed in the last two centuries, and yet the manner in which academic institutions prepare us for our professional careers has remained stagnant. It is still fixated on the needs of an industrial age, a learning structure that is very much outdated and questionable for...
nets
One of the greatest problems facing the world’s oceans today is the issue of ‘ghost’ fishing nets. Ghost nets are pieces of net that are lost or thrown away by fishermen at sea. These bits of net can float around the oceans for years, posing a series threat to marine...
Manufacturing Company 'Express Engineering' Sells Off Aerospace Division
North East manufacturing specialist Express Engineering has sold its aerospace division to focus on developing its subsea energy products business. Gateshead-based Express Engineering, a global leader in innovative manufacturing, assembly and testing solutions for the subsea oil and gas industry, has sold its aerospace division for an undisclosed sum. The aerospace division...
night owl
Many of us would classify ourselves as either night owls or early birds. While early birds may thrive best and be more alert in the morning or early afternoon, night owls feel more active and productive in the late evening or wee hours. But have you ever wondered...
fireworks
It seems that all the fireworks and bonfires on Guy Fawkes Night can send Newcastle’s levels of air pollution soaring. Figures for Bonfire Night last year showed that – between 8.00 pm and midnight – the amount of pollution particles in the city’s atmosphere rocketed. Starting from a daytime measurement of...
image courtesy of Anne Worner, from Flickr creative commons
A new centre is to be set up in Newcastle, which will explore therapies aimed at helping those with currently incurable diseases. The Northern Alliance Advanced Therapy Treatment Centre will conduct research into cutting-edge gene, cell and tissue-engineered therapies. The centre, which will be run jointly by Newcastle University...
Gateshead College Designs A Unique Data Analyst Apprenticeship
A North East college has created a unique and highly bespoke approach to help employers recruit young talent from across the region. Working with Home Group, one of the UK’s largest housing associations, Gateshead College designed a bespoke data analyst apprenticeship to help the organisation appoint a new apprentice data...
Female vodafone employee in a red staff T-shirt with the collar turned up.
Vodafone has said it plans to create nearly 600 jobs at Convergys contact centre in Stephenson’s Quarter in central Newcastle. This is part of a nationwide expansion by Vodafone, in which it intends to create around 2,100 jobs customer service jobs across Britain during the next two years. Convergys, a subcontractor,...

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