Friday, 6 March 2015
One of Europe's premier international prizes for emerging respiratory researchers has been awarded to Dr Malcolm Starkey from the University of Newcastle and HMRI's VIVA (Viruses, Infections/Immunity, Vaccines and Asthma) Program.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Professor Phil Hansbro has been awarded more than $443,000 in ARC Discovery Project funding commencing in 2015 for his research project Elucidating the post-transcriptional regulation of mast cell proteases.
Tuesday, 18 November 2014
Professor Phil Hansbro and his team have been awarded over $1 million from the NHMRC to investigate modifying epigenetics as a novel treatment in COPD.
Friday, 14 November 2014
Associate Professor Jodie Simpson from the University of Newcastle's Priority Research Centre for Asthma and Respiratory Diseases will visit China from 18 November to 5 December 2014 on the Australia-China Young Scientists Exchange Program.
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Respiratory clinicians and researchers are joining forces at the 10th annual Newcastle Asthma Meeting (NAMe10) this week to highlight the latest clinical interventions and important areas of experimental research in asthma and COPD.
Tuesday, 2 September 2014
UON researcher Professor Phil Hansbro has received a highly competitive NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship for a project titled Development of new therapies for respiratory diseases and infection.
Tuesday, 26 August 2014
A new therapy developed by Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and UK-based respiratory researchers has recorded a marked reduction in acute asthma exacerbations triggered by the common cold.
Monday, 25 August 2014
Professor Phil Hansbro's research on the devastating lung disease emphysema, and the role of the microbiome in the gut in this disease, was featured on the ABC's Catalyst program.
Thursday, 7 August 2014
A national study investigating the use of antibiotics as a potential therapy for chronic asthma attacks is entering its final recruitment phase, five years after it commenced.
Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Sinister specks of a molecule known as ASC are escaping from cells then coursing through the body to exacerbate the biological inflammatory response in major airway diseases such as asthma and emphysema.
Monday, 5 May 2014
University of Newcastle Laureate Professor Paul Foster is developing new anti-inflammatory approaches to treat asthma and infections of the lung. One promising approach is to boost the body's own defence systems against infections, especially against those that trigger asthma.
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.
Monday, 24 March 2014
Hunter Medical Research Institute researchers are examining whether a simple fruit-and-vegetable supplement, taken in capsule form, can reduce inflammation produced by fat cells and thereby lower the risk of heart disease, diabetes, asthma and cancers in overweight people.
Monday, 11 November 2013
The University of Newcastle's Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson will be presenting at the NSW Asthma Foundation's AGM on Tuesday 26 November 2013.
Tuesday, 24 September 2013
Babies benefit from better asthma management for mums