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      Faculty of Medical Sciences

      Faculty of Medical Sciences

      We're home to a world-leading collaboration of researchers, doctors and teaching professionals.

      We excel in tackling challenges in health and healthcare. We're at the forefront of the translational medicine revolution. 

      We turn scientific advances into direct benefits for patients. We enjoy strong partnerships with local NHS Trusts.

      Our work has led to major advances in patient healthcare regionally, nationally and internationally.

      Our research teams are supported by 3 institutes. Our research themes highlight our focus areas and span across institutes. They allow experts from different disciplines to work together in a team science approach.

      Latest from Newcastle

      THE Awards

      The University has won Outstanding Estates Team and Outstanding Technician of the Year at Times Higher Education Awards 2021.

      Published on: 26 November 2021

      Urine test can detect cancers in Lynch Syndrome patients

      Researchers have shown for the first time it is possible to detect signs of urothelial cancer using a simple urine test in Lynch Syndrome patients who are at high risk of developing tumours.

      Published on: 11 November 2021

      Light shed on role of fats and proteins in Lewy Body dementia

      Increased levels of certain fats and proteins found in one of the most common forms of dementia, Lewy body dementia, could help with diagnosis and test for the effectiveness of treatments.

      Published on: 11 November 2021

      Whole genome sequencing improves diagnosis of rare diseases

      A world-first scientific study has shown that whole genome sequencing can uncover new diagnoses for people across a variety of rare diseases and may deliver enormous benefits to the NHS.

      Published on: 10 November 2021

      Study identifies genetic risk factors for leukaemia

      Researchers have discovered that there is a genetic susceptibility to developing acute myeloid leukaemia, a cancer of the white blood cells.

      Published on: 29 October 2021

      Estimated pulse wave velocity predicts severe Covid

      Assessing the stiffness of the arteries could help identify patients most at risk of dying from Covid-19, new research has revealed.

      Published on: 12 October 2021

      World-class, research-led teaching

      We have a long-standing reputation for being one of the best places to study medicine, dentistry and health sciences. 

      We rank highly across both international and national league tables.

      We support undergraduate and postgraduate students studying both taught and research programmes.