Research and Innovation

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Grandmothers deserve more recognition for caring

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for caring

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Grandmothers deserve more recognition for their role as caregivers and some are at risk of being overburdened, according to a report from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health.

Children's charity building on $2m foundation

Children's charity building on $2m foundation

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

There will be cheers, happy tears, canapés and cake when the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation (HCRF) holds its 2018 Awards Night on Thursday, 18 October, presenting $75,000 in new grant funding while announcing its latest ‘CARE’ research excellence winners.

Tsunami threat to Sydney intensifies need for increased awareness

Tsunami threat to Sydney intensifies need for increased awareness

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Whirlpools at the Spit, inundation of Manly Corso and major disruptions are possible impacts revealed in a first-of-its-kind study into the tsunami threat to all of Sydney Harbour.

VR key to increasing resilience in Australian troops

VR key to increasing resilience in Australian troops

Saturday, 13 October 2018

In the hopes of utilising advanced tools to enhance resilience, a first-of-its kind project led by the University of Newcastle (UON) will explore Virtual Reality (VR) training as a new method to ensure Australian troops are equipped with resilience training ahead of deployment.

Two researchers awarded prestigious Fellowship

Two researchers awarded prestigious Fellowship

Friday, 12 October 2018

Two University of Newcastle researchers are among 37 new Fellows elected to the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (AAHMS) in recognition for their outstanding contributions to health and medical research.

Pioneering medicine program celebrates 40 year milestone

Pioneering medicine program celebrates 40 year milestone

Friday, 12 October 2018

Australia’s next generation of doctors, and those trusted to educate them, will face a new set of challenges as they lead the profession in to the future, Emeritus Professor Stephen Leeder, AO, will propose when he delivers the 2018 David Maddison Lecture.

Brain fertiliser nurtures new hope for stroke survivors

Brain fertiliser nurtures new hope for stroke survivors

Friday, 12 October 2018

A hormone already at our fingertips could provide a simple answer for a first-of-its-kind treatment to promote ‘brain fertilisers’ and significantly improve quality of life for stroke survivors, potentially even months or years after experiencing a stroke.

From club to creative hub - Makerspace opens

From club to creative hub - Makerspace opens

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

UON has a newly created Makerspace situated in the Architecture precinct.  Launched late September, the new space is open to all current students and staff to give makers, designers, programmers and scientists the opportunity to collaborate on projects and design, problem-solve and share ideas.