See news from the Faculty of Science at the University of Newcastle, Australia...

Faculty of Science

217 results found.

New hope to stop the female biological clock

New hope to stop the female biological clock

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

In an encouraging step for female fertility, researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have been successful in identifying an antioxidant which has demonstrated potential to halt the aging process in female eggs.

PHD Scholarship: Targeting Anxiety and Depression in Severe Asthma

PHD Scholarship: Targeting Anxiety and Depression in Severe Asthma

Friday, 14 July 2017

The Faculty of Health  is offering a PhD scholarship for a researcher to investigate anxiety and depression in people suffering severe asthma, under the supervision of Professor Vanessa McDonald.

PhD Scholarship - Mechanisms Underlying Myopia

PhD Scholarship - Mechanisms Underlying Myopia

Thursday, 13 July 2017

A PhD Scholarship is available for a student to investigate mechanisms underlying myopia under the supervision of Associate Professor Sally McFadden.

In their Element: New Colombo Scholars Fly to China for International Chemistry Camp

In their Element: New Colombo Scholars Fly to China for International Chemistry Camp

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Congratulations to Bachelor of Mathematics/Bachelor of Science student, Hayden Robertson (pictured middle) and Bachelor of Science (Chemistry) students, Levena Gascoigne (pictured second from left), Anthony Katselas (pictured second from right) and Sophie-Wei Qi (pictured far right) who were recently selected as New Colombo Plan scholarship recipients which will enable them to attend the Future Chemist International Summer Camp hosted by the University of Science and Technology in China (USTC) from July 3rd to 16th.

SMART continues to expand in Northern NSW

SMART continues to expand in Northern NSW

Monday, 3 July 2017

The SMART Program was excited to welcome six new presenters to the team in May: Adam, Erin, Elyse, Hayden, Kelly and Sharni, who now join Charlotte, Laura, Nathan and Stephanie! Our presenters enjoyed connecting with families, educators and service providers at the 5th annual ‘You’re Kidding Me Expo’ in Glendale on May 17th.

UON is now smoke-free, no butts

UON is now smoke-free, no butts

Monday, 3 July 2017

Staff, students and visitors to UON will breathe even fresher air from 1 July 2017 as the University adopts a 100% smoke-free policy. This supports the University’s strategic objective to be the safest and healthiest university in Australia for staff and students.

A Sporting Opportunity for Community Development in Vanuatu

A Sporting Opportunity for Community Development in Vanuatu

Thursday, 29 June 2017

An exciting community development assignment in the South Pacific is currently underway for Bachelor of Development Studies graduate, Jessica Richardson, who commenced a twelve month appointment with the Vanuatu Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee (VASANOC) in April.

Why melting ice might be good for climate change

Why melting ice might be good for climate change

Thursday, 15 June 2017

University of Newcastle (UON) scientists have decoded a 24,000-year-old riddle and discovered a surprising role Antarctic volcanoes play in global climate, published in Nature Communications.