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UON welcomes greater  support for entry pathways

UON welcomes greater support for entry pathways

Monday, 14 April 2014

University of Newcastle Vice-Chancellor, Professor Caroline McMillen, has welcomed the report of the review of the Demand Driven Funding System released by the Australian Government, and the recommendations for the expansion and improvement of the system.

Indigenous scholars head to world’s most prestigious universities

Indigenous scholars head to world’s most prestigious universities

Monday, 14 April 2014

Two outstanding young scholars from the University of Newcastle have been awarded competitive Indigenous scholarships to continue their studies at Oxford and Cambridge – ranked among the world's most prestigious universities.

New sequencer turbo-charges cancer risk diagnosis

New sequencer turbo-charges cancer risk diagnosis

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

A HMRI genetics laboratory at Newcastle's John Hunter Hospital has become the first in Australia, and one of the few in the world, to receive accreditation for a new diagnostic system that revolutionises 'NextGen' DNA sequencing for breast and ovarian cancer.

Asthma and diet link

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Eating a poor-quality diet high in fat, refined sugar and processed foods can worsen asthma symptoms, a study has shown.

2014 Alumni Awards Nominations

2014 Alumni Awards Nominations

Monday, 7 April 2014

Recognising UON's outstanding alumni. Nominate by 23 May 2014.

Newcastle: City in transition – Public Forum

Newcastle: City in transition – Public Forum

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

A panel of local and international urban design experts and innovators will come together tonight before a full house at Newcastle City Hall to debate, examine and imagine the future of Newcastle and the region.

Study of ‘minor strokes’ to prevent major impact

Study of ‘minor strokes’ to prevent major impact

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

A community-based clinical trial that monitors people who have experienced a transient ischaemic attack (TIA) – colloquially known as a 'minor stroke' or 'funny turn' – is being expanded by researchers from the HMRI Stroke Group.

UON unveils $17.3m medical sciences teaching and research precinct

UON unveils $17.3m medical sciences teaching and research precinct

Monday, 31 March 2014

The University of Newcastle today opened the doors to its state-of-the-art medical sciences precinct offering technology-enabled teaching facilities and laboratories to researchers, students and the region's health care workforce.