Durham celebrates 100 years of Crystallography with front cover of Science
Research involving a senior Durham University academic has made the front page of prestigious academic journal Science.
Scottish Referendum 2014 – Durham University expertise
A selection of Durham University experts who are available for comment to the media in the lead-up to, and during, the forthcoming Scottish Referendum in September 2014 is listed below.
Durham’s Geography Department ranked fourth in the world
Durham University has reinforced its position as a world-leading centre of research and learning according to its successful results in the latest QS World Rankings by Subject.
The University’s Department of Geography is ranked fourth in the world, one place up on last year.
Another three other subjects; Earth Sciences, History and Physics also appeared in the world top 50.
The term ‘dyslexia’ is unscientific and misleading and should be abandoned, according to new book
The term ‘dyslexia’ should be abandoned as it lacks scientific rigour and educational value, according to a new book called The Dyslexia Debate.
Significant investment needed if North Sea oil resources are to be successfully exploited
An extra three to eight billion barrels of oil could be extracted from the North Sea oilfields, but only with significant investment, according to a Durham University expert.
Previous rapid thinning of Pine Island Glacier sheds light on future Antarctic ice loss
New research involving geologists at Durham University suggests that the largest single contributor to global sea level rise, a glacier of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, may continue thinning for decades to come.
Bristol Channel earthquake 'not unusual'
Following the earthquake under the Bristol Channel, Durham University expert Professor Robert Holdsworth comments about the occurrence of earthquakes in Britain.
(20 Feb 2014) » More about Bristol Channel earthquake 'not unusual'
Flood management needs long-term planning to succeed, says Durham University expert
Flood management needs long-term planning and cross-party political support to succeed, according to a Durham University expert.
Thatcher’s policies condemned for causing “unjust premature death”
Public health experts from Durham University have denounced the impact of Margaret Thatcher’s policies on the wellbeing of the British public in new research which examines social inequality in the 1980s.
Parents should engage with children to encourage safe use of digital media
Parents need to understand the realities of the internet to help their children to use digital technology responsibly and safely, according to a researcher at Durham University.
Patients with mouth and oesophageal cancers take longer to seek help from GP
People with cancers of the mouth and oesophagus are waiting longer between first noticing a symptom and going to their GPs compared to patients with other types of cancers, according to new research involving scientists from Durham University.
Cognitive therapy might be beneficial for people with schizophrenia not taking antipsychotic drugs
For people with schizophrenia who can’t or won’t take antipsychotic drug treatment, cognitive therapy could be a viable therapeutic alternative, according to a groundbreaking randomised trial published in The Lancet.
Durham Law professors welcome reforms to extreme pornography law
Two long-term critics of existing extreme pornography have welcomed the Government’s announcement that the possession of so-called ‘rape porn’ will be criminalised in the new Criminal Justice and Courts Bill.
“Severe reduction” in killer whale numbers during last Ice Age
Whole genome sequencing has revealed a global fall in the numbers of killer whales during the last Ice Age, at a time when ocean productivity may have been widely reduced, according to researchers at Durham University.
Cancer patients diagnosed more quickly
The time taken to diagnose some of the more common cancers – from the point when a patient first reports a possible symptom to their general practitioner (GP) – fell in adults by an average of five days in just under a decade, according to research published in the British Journal of Cancer.
(5 Feb 2014) » More about cancer patients diagnosed more quickly
Rare masterpiece goes on public display for first time
A free exhibition of a rare masterpiece depicting the Crucifixion by artist Franz von Rohden will run at Durham’s World Heritage Site Visitor Centre in this month.
Energy research partnership launched between Durham University and the London Borough of Haringey
Durham University and the London Borough of Haringey have launched a pioneering research partnership that will see them working together to drive economic growth and tackle climate change.
Research reveals signs of growth in the Church of England
New research involving Durham University has found churches showing signs of growth across the country in a variety of areas of church life from newly established congregations and churches to ancient Cathedrals and parishes.
New discovery could stimulate plant growth and increase crop yields
Scientists led by experts at Durham University have discovered a natural mechanism in plants that could stimulate their growth even under stress and potentially lead to better crop yields.
Agreement could secure future of Ushaw College as centre for international research
Plans are being explored which could see a former Catholic seminary become a new College of Durham University with an international programme of residential and academic activities based around its internationally renowned library.