The board of the Mark Hughes Foundation

News • 20 Sep 2021

Teaming up to tackle brain cancer

The Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) has committed $7.5 million to fund a dedicated brain cancer team to drive critical research, education and health care improvements for brain cancer patients and their families.

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.

Q Building

News • 13 Sep 2021

Leading Newcastle businesses back the region's innovation drive

The University of Newcastle today announced new partnerships with two Hunter industry leaders to drive forward the region’s innovation ecosystem.

Addictive eating

News • 9 Sep 2021

Do you feel like you’re addicted to food?

A new study by researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) will investigate treatments to assist individuals with addictive eating behaviours.

Pregnant woman

News • 8 Sep 2021

New study delivers answers about preterm labour

A team of researchers has discovered the process of labour during preterm birth is different from that of full-term birth.

News • 30 Aug 2021

Female Founders Program applications now open

The contribution of Newcastle’s female entrepreneurs to the city’s innovation ecosystem is poised for growth with the launch of a new support and mentoring program designed to encourage more female-led startups.

Damien Mahoney

News • 27 Aug 2021

Alumni shares story of going global with authentic content platform

Damien Mahoney shares his story overcoming challenges, the pandemic and then taking Stackla global and through to acquisition at I2N's Startup Stories.

Erich Kisi

News • 26 Aug 2021

Uni startup makes the list of Australia's Top 100 Innovators

University spin-out powering the renewables transition attracts significant venture investment and recognised nationally as top 100 innovator.

News • 17 Aug 2021

Funding success supports early career research translate to real-world

Five outstanding early career researchers have been successful in securing more than $2 million in the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA) scheme.

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.

Dr Toby Mills

News • 4 Aug 2021

New approach to tackling mosquito-borne disease in the Hunter

New research to tackle one of Australia’s most prolific mosquitos, responsible for spreading most cases of Ross River virus, has commenced in the Hunter Region of New South Wales.

News • 3 Aug 2021

Courage kindled by pushing through comfort zones: Wollotuka students compete in Three Minute Thesis heats

Explaining years of research in three minutes and unpacking it in layperson’s terms is fiendishly difficult but this didn’t stop two Wollotuka students for taking up the challenge as part of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition.


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