The University of Newcastle, Australia

March 2013

Pregnancy researchers target contraction controller

Research and Innovation • 28 Mar 2013

Pregnancy researchers target contraction ‘controller’

With premature and post-date pregnancies both posing potentially dire health risks for newborn babies and mothers, University of Newcastle researchers have been tracking a protein thought to act as a controller of contractions.

Newcastle Innovation farewells Chair of the Board

News • 27 Mar 2013

Newcastle Innovation farewells Chair of the Board

After more than 20 years helping to guide the strategic direction of Newcastle Innovation, Dr Geoff Leonard AM has announced his retirement as Chair of the Board.

University scholarships up for grabs

News • 26 Mar 2013

University scholarships up for grabs

Students at the University of Newcastle are being urged to apply for a scholarship, which can help ease the financial burden associated with study.

Featured story • 20 Mar 2013

Professor Barry Marshall AC

Featured story • 20 Mar 2013

Graduation Speaker Biographies

News • 20 Mar 2013

Taking Our Place In The World

Each year, independent ranking systems measure UoN's academic and research performance against the world's best universities, including the Ivy League in the US, the Russell Group in the UK and the 'Group of 9' in China.

Researchers hand holding frog

News • 18 Mar 2013

Lost frog DNA back from the dead: Lazarus Project

The genome of an extinct Australian frog has been revived and reactivated by a team of scientists using sophisticated cloning technology to implant a "dead" cell nucleus into a fresh egg from another frog species.

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Research and Innovation • 15 Mar 2013

Highest Hunter honour for leading prostate cancer researcher

A pioneering prostate cancer researcher will today be recognised for his untiring work in early intervention campaigns and his groundbreaking research into better treatments for those threatened by locally advanced cancers.

Girl with head in fridge eating donuts

News • 14 Mar 2013

Researchers delve into world of food addiction

A University of Newcastle research team is hoping to uncover the hidden world of food addiction with a new project launched this week.

Group of male gradduates in cap and gown shaking hands

News • 1 Mar 2013

University salutes Port Macquarie graduates

Years of hard work and commitment were rewarded when students from University of Newcastle's Port Macquarie campus donned their gowns and caps to graduate on Friday 1 March.