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Keeping track of the flu keeps the nation on track

Keeping track of the flu keeps the nation on track

Friday, 13 May 2016

Fever, coughs and fatigue have a major impact on our nation’s health and productivity: last year 20,000 people who participated in an online FluTracking program took a combined total of 33,754 days off work or normal duties due to fever and cough symptoms (that’s a staggering total of 92.4 years!)

Mathematical Modelling Driving Research into Premature Birth

Mathematical Modelling Driving Research into Premature Birth

Friday, 13 May 2016

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wanted: Participants for Employment Activation Study

Wanted: Participants for Employment Activation Study

Friday, 13 May 2016

Are you currently or have you recently been a jobseeker? Would you be interested in being interviewed about your experiences? We are seeking participants to be interviewed for a research project on jobseeker experiences in contemporary Australia.

Bees could provide an answer to Human-Elephant Conflict

Bees could provide an answer to Human-Elephant Conflict

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Imagine sleeping soundly in your home when you hear the heavy footsteps of a full-grown, hungry elephant outside. He’s looking for food, and you have some. The brick wall of your bedroom starts to crumble as he forces his way in to raid the rice and other crops you’ve worked so tirelessly to save in order to feed your family.

Ice cores help reconstruct Hunter weather for last 1000 years

Ice cores help reconstruct Hunter weather for last 1000 years

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

In a world first, Australian scientists have used Antarctic ice core samples to reconstruct rainfall records for a specific water catchment.

Saltwater crocodile sperm may hold secret to male fertility

Saltwater crocodile sperm may hold secret to male fertility

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Saltwater crocodiles may help solve male infertility after a remarkable discovery that crocodile sperm, after leaving the testes, behave differently than previously thought.

UON welcomes NSW Govt support for Central Coast health and wellbeing precinct

UON welcomes NSW Govt support for Central Coast health and wellbeing precinct

Monday, 2 May 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) has warmly welcomed the NSW Government’s announcement that it has earmarked $20 million for new health and medical education and research facilities for the Central Coast.

Could a vaccine prevent heart attack and stroke?

Could a vaccine prevent heart attack and stroke?

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

A major national collaboration is now testing whether a safe, one-off vaccination can help to reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.