In a remarkable act of altruism, Newcastle schoolgirl Lillian Harding decided last Christmas not to ask for presents – instead she wanted money to donate to cancer research through HMRI.
University of Newcastle molecular biologist Associate Professor Murray Cairns has received $800,000 in funding for a major genetic study of schizophrenia, with the aim of developing better treatments for the complex neurological condition.
Scientists at the University of Newcastle, in collaboration with diabetes researchers at John Hunter Hospital, are developing a saliva-based glucose sensor, using a 2D printer, that might one day spell the end of blood-test needles for diabetics.
Vital funding from the Greater Charitable Foundation has enabled the Hunter Region’s stroke team to further cement its international reach and reputation, with Chinese-born neurologist Longting Lin being appointed as Imaging Coordinator on the world-leading TASTE research study.
One of Europe’s premier international prizes for emerging respiratory researchers has been awarded to Dr Malcolm Starkey from the University of Newcastle and HMRI’s VIVA (Viruses, Infections/Immunity, Vaccines and Asthma) Program.