Opinion article* published in Australasian Science written by Professor Clare Collins at the University of Newcastle. New diet fads and furphies seem to appear every day. While some of these have a scientific basis, for others the science has changed in response to new discoveries or the science is just not there yet. “I took [...]
Opinion article* published in The Conversation written by By Emma Beckett, University of Newcastle and Mark Lucock, University of Newcastle. Antioxidants are a commonly promoted feature of health foods and supplements. They’re portrayed as the good forces that fight free radicals – nasty molecules causing damage thought to hasten ageing and cause chronic diseases. The [...]
Can an increase in fruit and vegetable intake improve your skin colour and appearance? A University of Newcastle research group is searching for the answer with the hope it could be a powerful motivator to encourage people to eat more healthy.
Newcastle researchers have contributed to the discovery of a protein in the female reproductive tract that protects against sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as chlamydia and herpes simplex virus (HSV).
Hunter-based research advancements in melanoma have been recognised by the Cure Cancer Foundation Australia, with University of Newcastle researcher Dr Nikola Bowden* being awarded a two-year grant to continue studying the causes and prognosis of the disease.
The Hunter Region’s most prestigious medical research award was presented tonight to a prolific, multidisciplinary epidemiologist working in fields as diverse as asthma, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, mental health, public health and stroke.
A Hunter-led prostate cancer trial using hormone therapy to impede testosterone levels, in conjunction with radiotherapy, has yielded promising clinical results, according to chief investigator Professor Jim Denham*.
The achievements of five University of Newcastle researchers in translating knowledge, technology and scientific endeavour into successful commercial ventures will be celebrated today at the annual Newcastle Innovation awards.
The Alumni Medal was instituted in 1987, and is awarded to a graduate with an outstanding record of professional excellence in leadership, knowledge and/or professional practice. Chief Executive Officer Cancer Institute New South Wales New South Wales Chief Cancer Officer Bachelor of Medicine (1988) Newcastle-born medical specialist Professor David Currow is the CEO of the [...]