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50th anniversary celebrations kick off

50th anniversary celebrations kick off

Friday, 20 March 2015

The University of Newcastle kicked off the beginning of a year of celebrations today to mark its 50th anniversary.

Students vs academics

Students vs academics

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Having succumbed to the Academics team last year, the students are out for revenge in this year's Godfrey Tanner Great Debate on Tuesday 24 March.

Tuck into snack study

Tuck into snack study

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Young Australian adults have a world-leading appetite for snack foods but surprisingly little is known about their perceptions of nutritional value and portion size. Now, a new study at the University of Newcastle is putting the sweet tooth to the test.

International Recognition for Schizophrenia Researcher

International Recognition for Schizophrenia Researcher

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Associate Professor Murray Cairns  has been awarded the 2015 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant.

Rising respiratory researcher

Rising respiratory researcher

Friday, 6 March 2015

One of Europe's premier international prizes for emerging respiratory researchers has been awarded to Dr Malcolm Starkey from the University of Newcastle and HMRI's VIVA (Viruses, Infections/Immunity, Vaccines and Asthma) Program.

MS researchers to explore environmental triggers

MS researchers to explore environmental triggers

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Hunter Medical Research Institute researcher Associate Professor Jeannette Lechner-Scott is investigating the environmental risk factors surrounding multiple sclerosis after receiving a $220,000 project grant from MS Research Australia.

Schizophrenia research first

Schizophrenia research first

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Associate Professor Murray Cairns has received an $800,000 2014/15 NSW Genomics Collaborative Grant to explore better treatments for schizophrenia.

Breast cancer early warning signal

Breast cancer early warning signal

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

A new magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique developed by Australian researchers may potentially reduce or delay the need for preventive mastectomies among women at high risk of breast cancer.