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Rising respiratory researcher

Rising respiratory researcher

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.


ARC Discovery Project funding success

ARC Discovery Project funding success

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.


NHMRC funding success

NHMRC funding success

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.


UON researcher selected for Aust-China Scientist Exchange Program

UON researcher selected for Aust-China Scientist Exchange Program

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.


Cutting-edge science being aired at Asthma meeting

Cutting-edge science being aired at Asthma meeting

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.


UON researcher awarded NHMRC Fellowship

UON researcher awarded NHMRC Fellowship

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.


New asthma therapy

New asthma therapy

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.


‘transpoosion’ for a healthy gut

‘transpoosion’ for a healthy gut

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.


Asthma study trials antibiotic therapy

Asthma study trials antibiotic therapy

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.


Respiratory disease breakthrough

Respiratory disease breakthrough

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.


Warrior immune cells could win the fight against asthma

Warrior immune cells could win the fight against asthma

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.


Asthma and diet link

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.


Fruit-and-veg capsule set to combat obesity impacts

Fruit-and-veg capsule set to combat obesity impacts

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.


Professor Gibson to present at NSW Asthma Foundation

Professor Gibson to present at NSW Asthma Foundation

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.


Asthma Research

Asthma Research

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Babies benefit from better asthma management for mums