CSIRO’s On Launch

Working on something small that could be big? Newcastle Innovation invites you to join fellow UON researchers and representatives from CSIRO in the launch of ON. ON is CSIRO’s accelerator program, which fast-tracks the best Australian science and technology innovations into real world outcomes. Applications for ON Prime open on August 1 and CSIRO is read more

Tech tools tapping into young adults’ diet quality

Technology will be the tool of choice to target the poor eating habits of young adults in a new University of Newcastle (UON) study. The study will aim to test the effectiveness of personalised nutrition interventions on improving eating habits, nutrition and diet quality. “There has been no technology-based dietary assessment method able to generate read more

Protein implicated as key and common cause in respiratory illness

Hunter researchers have discovered a protein that induces both stiffening and inflammation in the airways of the lung, causing severe and chronic respiratory illness. Called Fibulin-1c, the protein is believed to be a key factor in collagen build-up for patients suffering asthma, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and a rarer but deadly disease known as read more

The SHED-IT Research Team

Lead Investigator and Founder - Dr. Philip Morgan (BEd (HPE) (Hons), PhD) Phil is a Professor in Education at the University of Newcastle. He is regarded as an international expert in understanding and promoting healthy lifestyles in men. Phil has won numerous national and international awards for his research into weight loss programs specifically designed read more

Clinical trial to study gender riddle in Omega-3 response

HMRI nutrition researchers at the University of Newcastle (UON) have found evidence that women and men respond differently to omega-3 fats when used as preventative measures for type 2 diabetes. Now, the researchers want to know why. PhD candidate Kylie Abbott from the Nutraceuticals Research Program is recruiting for a clinical trial called O3FA-IR. She read more

Brain cancer clinical trial breakthrough

In a brain cancer breakthrough, an international phase III clinical trial TROG 08.02 (GBM in elderly patients), which included Australian and New Zealand researchers and patients, has found that adding temozolomide chemotherapy during short-course radiation therapy, followed by monthly maintenance doses of temozolomide, significantly improved survival of elderly patients with glioblastoma (GBM), reducing the risk read more

World first microscope innovation

A breakthrough new microscope, two decades in the making, has been unveiled, opening up a new window into the scientific world. The scanning helium microscope (SHeM), developed by a team at the University of Newcastle (UON), led by Professor Paul Dastoor in collaboration with researchers from the University of Cambridge (UK), uses neutrally charged helium read more

UON secures close to $3 million in ARC Linkage Funding

Newcastle Innovation congratulates the University of Newcastle (UON) researchers awarded close to $3 million in competitive research funding by the Australian Research Council (ARC) in its 2016 Linkage Projects scheme. Eight UON research teams will receive funding to work in collaboration with business and industry partners on innovative projects under the scheme, which provides funding read more

UON obesity prevention program to be rolled out internationally

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) multi award winning Healthy Dads Healthy Kids program led by Professor Philip Morgan will be adapted for an ethnically diverse population in Birmingham in the United Kingdom (UK), after the program received a $916,315 grant from the UK National Institute of Health Research with the University of Birmingham and The read more

Fish oil study for blood pressure and brain performance

Adults with slightly elevated blood pressure are wanted for a University of Newcastle (UON) clinical trial evaluating the benefits of taking a fish oil supplement for brain health. Study leader Professor Peter Howe says omega-3s in fish oil can help to control blood pressure and there is increasing evidence they also can improve mental performance read more