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DNA protein targeted in ovarian cancer chemo test DNA protein targeted in ovarian cancer chemo test

DNA protein targeted in ovarian cancer chemo test DNA protein targeted in ovarian cancer chemo test

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

University of Newcastle researcher Dr Nikola Bowden is investigating a DNA repair protein that is implicated in ovarian cancer tumours becoming resistant to chemotherapy, with hopes of eventually developing a prognostic test and more tailored treatments.

Breast cancer gene breakthrough

Breast cancer gene breakthrough

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Hunter researchers have identified a significant new risk factor for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), impacting women who would currently fall outside genetic testing benchmarks for the disease.

New professionals graduate

New professionals graduate

Friday, 20 February 2015

The Port Macquarie community will celebrate an important milestone today, Friday 20 February, when the University of Newcastle (UON) Port Macquarie campus graduates its first cohort of midwives.

Restoring strength and hope after spinal injury

Restoring strength and hope after spinal injury

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

HMRI researcher Dr Michelle Rank explains how exercise therapy holds the best promise to recover movement after a serious spinal cord injury.

Teen boys swap screens for fitness

Teen boys swap screens for fitness

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

A school-based physical activity study called ATLAS (Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time) has achieved the double 'whammy' – a marked improvement in fitness among adolescent boys and a reduction in television and video game usage.

UON alumnus establishes 20-year prize

UON alumnus establishes 20-year prize

Monday, 16 February 2015

Inspired by the ethical and socially responsible use of technology, University of Newcastle alumnus Professor Wanbil Lee and his wife are generously supporting UON students who demonstrate a commitment to corporate social responsibility.

Healthy Weight Week

Healthy Weight Week

Monday, 16 February 2015

UON Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics Clare Collins is leading a national campaign to encourage more Australians to cook at home and win the battle of the bulge.

PhD Scholarship - Genetic factors of inherited colon cancer

PhD Scholarship - Genetic factors of inherited colon cancer

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

A PhD opportunity is available focusing on the identification of genetic modifying factors of inherited colon cancer under the supervision of Dr Bente Talseth-Palmer and Professor Rodney Scott.