April 22, 2012

A Newcastle man and his two daughters have now raised almost $300,000 to support local people with breast cancer following last night’s (Saturday April 21) fourth Pink Frangipani Ball.

April 3, 2012

An interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Newcastle has shown the potential of a simple blood-based test to identify people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, before any symptoms appear.

Stroke trial patient Crystal Fitzgibbon with Associate Professor Mark Parsons.
March 22, 2012

A new clot-busting drug therapy has achieved significant treatment benefits for acute stroke victims in a groundbreaking three-year study by the HMRI Stroke Research Group.

March 15, 2012

A University of Newcastle study has identified a major diet dilemma for pregnant women and those trying to conceive – avoiding potentially “risky” foods while maintaining an adequate nutrient intake.

Sparke Helmore/NBN Television Triathlon Festival.
March 14, 2012

Sixteen Greater Building Society staff will swap their ties and heels for their best running attire as they gear up to participate in the run leg of the 2012 Sparke Helmore/NBN Television Triathlon Festival.

March 7, 2012

Local sporting coach and 2012 Aberdeen Citizen of the Year Shane Lloyd is putting his weight behind a program being rolled out in the Muswellbrook-Scone region this month to help dads become healthier and be better role models for their children.

Art director Pearl Slater with a plaster belly.
March 1, 2012

The beautiful paintings and sculptures adoring the walls of the ‘Gomeroi gaaynggal’ art gallery in Tamworth have significance well beyond the aesthetic.

Dr Kelly Avery-Kiejda
February 21, 2012

Promising findings from a ground-breaking study into a tumour suppressor protein called p53, and its role in breast cancer, have yielded a further funding grant for University of Newcastle medical researcher Dr Kelly Avery-Kiejda.

Professor Eileen McLaughlin
February 15, 2012

Research at the University of Newcastle suggests that exposure to cigarette smoke as a baby can reduce a female’s fertility.

Professor Chris Doran
February 10, 2012

The Hunter Medical Research Institute has laid the foundation for the development of a centre in the Hunter to specialise in health economics.