Health students go rural with the Department of Rural Health

News • 12 Aug 2020

Growing numbers of health students choose to “go rural” in 2021

The University of Newcastle’s Department of Rural Health has seen a significant jump in the number of allied health students choosing to go rural in 2021, showing the increasing popularity of rural locations among domestic undergraduate students.

Felix device

News • 2 Jun 2020

‘Felix’ to transform fertility for millions of couples worldwide

Laureate Professor John Aitken from the Faculty of Science has been collaborating with Memphasys to develop 'Felix', which aims to improve the collection of vital, healthy sperm in the critical early stages of the IVF process.

lee smith and researchers

News • 1 Feb 2019

Opening new doors to improve male health

A world-leading testosterone research group have a place to call home following the establishment of new lab facilities at the University of Newcastle.

News • 10 Nov 2017

Sex, Science and Society after 40 years of IVF

Today marks 40 years since the conception of the world’s first In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) child. Since 1977, more than five million IVF babies have been born around the world, but there is still a way to go for reproductive research.

News • 26 Jul 2017

Sperm decline an early warning sign rather than a crisis alert

University of Newcastle (UON) experts have reacted to a new study which shows a significant decline in sperm count over the last 40 years among men in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America.


News • 25 Jul 2017

New hope to stop the female biological clock

In an encouraging step for female fertility, researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) have been successful in identifying an antioxidant which has demonstrated potential to halt the aging process in female eggs.

News • 27 Oct 2016

UON awarded over $5.6 million in NHMRC funding

The University of Newcastle (UON) is delighted to announce the following successful researchers in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council funding. With the help of this funding, our researchers aim to tackle a range of health-related issues that impact our communities.

News • 16 Sep 2016

Research draws link between infertility and mobile phones

A team of researchers at the University of Newcastle (UON) have drawn a link between mobile phone radiation and a negative impact on sperm motility – the ability of sperm to swim – highlighting the potential danger of storing a mobile phone near male genitalia for prolonged periods.

Dr Jonathan Paul

News • 2 Sep 2016

Nanotech revolution for pregnancy drugs

A revolutionary method of delivering drugs specifically to the uterus, using antibody-coated nanoparticles, has been pioneered by researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) and Hunter Medical Research Institute.

News • 1 Sep 2016

UON researchers scoop reproductive biology awards

UON reproductive science researchers have been highly recognised with a host of awards at the Society For Reproductive Biology (SRB) Conference.

Professor Brett Nixon

News • 31 Aug 2016

The male reproductive mechanism causing genetic change

For men aiming to start a family, a new research finding from the University of Newcastle and HMRI confirms that a healthy lifestyle can influence sperm performance at the time of fertilisation and ultimately the health of their offspring and multiple generations to follow.

News • 17 May 2016

$1.5 million federal grant secures Indigenous health centre’s future

The Federal Government has provided a crucial $1.5 million grant to the University of Newcastle’s Gomeroi gaaynggal health centre at Tamworth and Walgett, enabling it to continue operating beyond the end of 2016.


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