News and events
News • 2 Feb 2021
Research into a new drug which primes the immune system in the respiratory tract and is in development for COVID-19 shows it is also effective against rhinovirus.
News • 2 Feb 2021
Today’s cancer patient may be tomorrow’s cardiac patient, with almost a third of people who survive cancer developing cardiovascular disease (CVD).
News • 12 Aug 2020
Esteemed cancer researcher and charity advocate, Dr Matthew Dun, has been acknowledged for his dedication to improving cancer survival outcomes, with a 2020 ‘Young Tall Poppy’ science award.
News • 12 Aug 2020
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.
News • 20 Jul 2020
Laboratory tests conducted at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute have shown that a modified form of medicinal cannabis can kill or inhibit cancer cells without impacting normal cells, revealing its potential as a treatment rather than simply a relief medication.
News • 27 Mar 2020
A new study, led by Jay Horvat, Associate Professor of Immunology and Microbiology at the University of Newcastle and HMRI Australia, is the first to show a relationship between iron build up in the lung cells and tissues and the severity of asthma.
News • 23 Jan 2019
Hunter researchers will help advance vital prevention and treatment methods for thousands of people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) following a funding announcement today from MS Research Australia.
News • 16 Feb 2017
UON’s Bachelor of Biomedical Science now offers three new majors, each uniquely tailored to students’ career aspirations.From 2017, our biomedical science students can choose to pursue a major in advanced medical research, industry, commerce, and education, or medicine and health practice.
News • 28 Oct 2016
Researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) and John Hunter Hospital are looking for volunteers to take part in a clinical trial which will examine use of curcumin and/or omega-3 fats for lowering cardiovascular disease risk in people with type 2 diabetes.
News • 23 Jun 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.
News • 6 Apr 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.
News • 12 Jan 2015
Two University of Newcastle (UON) cancer researchers from the School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy in the Faculty of Health and Medicine have been awarded more than $1 million in Cancer Council NSW project grants for 2015.
Event • 17 Feb 2021 - 10 Mar 2021
If you are a doctor, nurse, or allied health professional looking to improve your knowledge of the role of nutrition communication in chronic disease prevention and management, this course is for you.
Event • 4 Mar 2021 from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Join the Research Advantage team to uncover the many initiatives aimed at empowering academics at all careers levels at our University.
Event • 11 Mar 2021 from 12:00pm - 2:00pm
This health specific information session will focus on developing Grant applications for the Medical Research Future Fund and Translational Research Grants Scheme.
Event • 30 Mar 2021 from 1:30pm - 3:00pm
This session will unpack research translation and provide a framework and practical advice and examples on knowledge translation.
Event • 22 Apr 2021 from 10:30am - 12:00pm
This session on NHMRC Development Grants will be delivered by the Research Grants Office and provide practical advice, information and opportunity for Q&A.