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Health research

News • 14 Sep 2021

NHMRC awards $8.3m to Newcastle researchers to investigate global health problems

Three University of Newcastle researchers are set to analyse some of the world’s most critical health problems, supported by more than $8.3m in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grants.

Professor Pradeep Tanwar

News • 16 Aug 2021

Substantial grant awarded in the fight against ovarian cancer

Professor Pradeep Tanwar and his team have studied women with a family history of ovarian cancer to identify a blood-based protein biomarker that could help save the lives of millions of ovarian cancer patients around the world.

New1000 study

News • 17 Jun 2021

Tackling health issues at their origin with NEW1000 study

Researchers will study the human microbiome in pregnant women, fathers, and their children to determine the impact of a healthy microbiome on health outcomes.

Mark Hughes

News • 15 Jun 2021

Mark Hughes Foundation makes $7.5 million commitment to accelerating brain cancer research

Aimed at dramatically intensifying Australia’s brain cancer research efforts, the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) has today announced a $7.5 million five-year philanthropic commitment to the University of Newcastle.

Sustainable food

News • 10 Jun 2021

Learn how to change the world through sustainable food

Current research focused on creating the next generation of sustainable food and nutrition services will be served up at the University of Newcastle’s Central Coast Campus on June 17 and 18.

Associate Professor Kelvin Kong

News • 8 Jun 2021

National honour for Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon

Renowned Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon and University of Newcastle Associate Professor Kelvin Kong, has been awarded the 2021 Australian Society for Medical Research (ASMR) Medal.

ImmVirX

News • 20 May 2021

ImmVirX raises $22 million for human trials

ImmVirX Pty Ltd has announced the successful completion of $22 million in fundraising, which will go towards first human studies of its new cancer treatment.

DadPlay

News • 13 May 2021

DadPlay: Tackling challenging behaviour in 3–5-year-olds

Australian fathers in rural, regional and remote areas, who are raising children aged three to five, with challenging behaviour, will have a helping hand through a new mobile-phone-based service.

International Day of the Midwife 2021

News • 5 May 2021

Follow the Data: Invest in Midwives

Each year on 5 May we reflect on and celebrate the extraordinary contribution midwives make to the health and wellbeing of women, babies and families, during one of the most important events of our lives - being born.

Genes

News • 26 Apr 2021

Precision medicine could be all in the genes

A breakthrough in precision medicine has revealed existing medications and supplements could be repurposed to solve gaps in the treatment of chronic respiratory disorders such as asthma.

COVID-19 and surgery

News • 25 Mar 2021

Patients should get COVID-19 vaccine before surgery to reduce death risk: study

An international research study has found that surgery dramatically increases the risk of death from COVID-19, recommending that all non-emergency surgery patients be vaccinated while awaiting procedures.

fast food hearts attacks

News • 17 Mar 2021

Research shows possible link between number of fast-food outlets and heart attacks

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), the University of Newcastle and Hunter New England Health (HNE Health) have found that for each new fast-food outlet the number of heart attacks per 100,000 people went up by four.

Events

NFH Water Security

Event • 15 Oct 2021 from 5:30pm - 16 Oct 2021 until 8:00pm

New Futures Hackathon for Water Security

Meet new people, be exposed to fresh ideas, learn new skills and build creative, original work.

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