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New research to investigate link between obesity and endometrial cancer

New research to investigate link between obesity and endometrial cancer

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Hunter researchers have been awarded a $600,000 grant to investigate the link between obesity and endometrial cancer to better identify and treat those at risk.

New biotech venture going viral in battle against cancer

New biotech venture going viral in battle against cancer

Wednesday, 22 January 2020

The scientific team behind Viralytics, a Hunter-based biotech firm bought in 2018 by Merck for a record $502 million, is reuniting for a new private venture aiming to develop cutting-edge cancer therapies.

Support for business owners impacted by bushfires

Support for business owners impacted by bushfires

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Small business owners whose business premises have been impacted by bushfires can access temporary coworking deskspace operated by several NSW universities, including the University of Newcastle's I2N Hubs at Newcastle City, Williamtown and Muswellbrook.

Smoking increases risk of complications after surgery, joint WHO study finds

Smoking increases risk of complications after surgery, joint WHO study finds

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

People who smoke cigarettes are at a significantly higher risk of post-surgical complications including heart and lung injuries, infections and delayed or impaired wound healing, a new study has found.

Beachside clinic offers free legal advice to the community and bushfire victims

Beachside clinic offers free legal advice to the community and bushfire victims

Friday, 17 January 2020

In the midst of the bushfire crisis, the University of Newcastle Legal Centre’s annual Law on the Beach pop-up clinic will soon kick off, offering people free legal advice on any law-related matter, including bushfire insurance claims.

Australia Day Library hours

Australia Day Library hours

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

All Libraries are closed on Australia Day and the public holiday Monday.

Cell finding brings hope for uterus ailments

Cell finding brings hope for uterus ailments

Friday, 27 December 2019

Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) believe they have solved a 75-year scientific mystery by pinpointing a cell that’s behind a raft of health conditions affecting the uterus, including endometrial cancer, endometriosis and infertility.

Building your expertise in dealing with high conflict personalities

Building your expertise in dealing with high conflict personalities

Thursday, 19 December 2019

One of the courses in the Master of Dispute Resolution is taught by Bill Eddy, a global expert in how to manage high conflict personalities and high conflict disputes.