Associate Professor Jeannette Lechner-Scott
March 4, 2015

Hunter Medical Research Institute researcher Associate Professor Jeannette Lechner-Scott is investigating the environmental risk factors surrounding multiple sclerosis after receiving a $220,000 project grant from MS Research Australia.

Dr David Clark and Professor Carolyn Mountford
March 3, 2015

Australian researchers have developed a new magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) technique that may potentially reduce or delay the need for preventive mastectomies among women at high risk of breast cancer.

Dr Cliff Meldrum
February 23, 2015

Hunter researchers have identified a significant new risk factor for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC), impacting women who would currently fall outside genetic testing benchmarks for the disease.

February 20, 2015

Rates of food allergies have increased over recent decades and are at an all-time high. While we don’t know the full extent of the allergy epidemic, the rate of hospitalisation for food allergies has quadrupled since the mid-90s.

Dr Michelle Rank
February 18, 2015

Surprisingly, exercise therapy holds the best promise to recover movement after injury, as HMRI researcher Dr MICHELLE RANK explains.

Dr Craig Gedye
February 16, 2015

Survival rates would be improved by making treatment regimens for metastatic melanoma more flexible, according to HMRI cancer researcher Dr Craig Gedye, a medical oncologist at the Calvary Mater Newcastle,

Professor David Lubans
February 16, 2015

A school-based physical activity study, ATLAS (Active Teen Leaders Avoiding Screen-time) has achieved the double ‘whammy’ – a marked improvement in fitness among adolescent boys and a reduction in television and video game usage.

Associate Professor Billie Bonevski
February 5, 2015

HMRI public health researchers are enlisting the help of wives in a bid to encourage older men to slip, slop, slap, seek and slide … and also get their skin checked annually by a doctor.

February 4, 2015

The Hunter Region NSW will become the international testing ground for a new microwave-imaging headpiece that helps ambulance and emergency teams rapidly diagnose stroke and other traumatic brain injuries.

February 3, 2015

The world-first physical activity research program ‘Dads And Daughters Exercising and Empowered’ (DADEE) kicks off at the University of Newcastle today with around 100 Hunter fathers taking part.