Support for proof of concept and the commercialisation of innovative ideas is the driving force behind an exciting new initiative at the University of Newcastle. Nominations are invited for the inaugural Chancellor’s Award for Innovation, a scheme designed to inspire innovative thinking and translational research, and kick start a new culture of entrepreneurship within the read more

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

Million dollar investment for regional incubator spaces

The University of Newcastle (UON) has received $1 million in state funding to support the development of an Integrated Innovation Network across the Hunter regions. Announced today by The Hon John Barilaro MP, the Boosting Business Innovation grant will help UON to create enabling environments where researchers, start-ups and SMEs can undertake multi-disciplinary collaboration and 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

Women in Innovation

Breaking through the gender barrier: Women in Innovation is one of a number of events being held as part of the 2016 Hunter Innovation Festival (June 14-17). Hosted by the University of Newcastle's Research and Innovation Division, the event is designed to engage the women of the Hunter in innovative discussions and provide the opportunity 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