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Leading respiratory nursing researcher awarded TSANZ Fellowship

Leading respiratory nursing researcher awarded TSANZ Fellowship

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Professor Vanessa McDonald is the first and only nurse to have been awarded the title of Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc) for her excellence in respiratory health research.

Respiratory leader awarded TSANZ Fellowship

Respiratory leader awarded TSANZ Fellowship

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Professor Phil Hansbro has been awarded the title of Fellow of Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc) in recognition of his expertise and experience in respiratory research.

TSANZ Fellowship awarded to respiratory research leader

TSANZ Fellowship awarded to respiratory research leader

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Conjoint Professor Peter Wark has been awarded the title of Fellow of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (FThorSoc) for excellence in respiratory health research.

Breakthrough in asthma research

Breakthrough in asthma research

Monday, 27 March 2017

Researchers from the University of Newcastle’s Healthy Lungs and Grow Up Well Priority Research Centres have reported on the results of a study which could effectively slash the rates of asthma in children of asthmatic mothers.

Funding success helps asthma sufferers breathe easy

Funding success helps asthma sufferers breathe easy

Monday, 5 December 2016

The University of Newcastle (UON) has attracted a total of $10.8 million from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC). The funding will support 14 projects and one Career Development Fellowship aimed at solving some of the world’s most critical health challenges.

Protein implicated as key and common cause in respiratory illness

Protein implicated as key and common cause in respiratory illness

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Hunter researchers have discovered a protein that induces both stiffening and inflammation in the airways of the lung, causing severe and chronic respiratory illness.

UON awarded Lung Cancer Fellowship

UON awarded Lung Cancer Fellowship

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Professor Phil Hansbro, School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy, has been awarded a substantial grant for a co-funded Fellowship in Lung Cancer Research.

Weight-loss study challenges COPD’s obesity puzzle

Weight-loss study challenges COPD’s obesity puzzle

Monday, 29 February 2016

Faced with a clinical paradox where obesity seemingly offers a protective effect for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hunter researchers have performed a world-first pilot study aimed at achieving weight loss without exacerbating respiratory symptoms.