Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
August 10, 2022

Do you Google your symptoms? Do you convince yourself that you have a condition based on what you’ve read? And does this whole process make you extremely anxious?

Professor Brett Mitchell
August 8, 2022

Professor Brett Mitchell is the first nurse to receive the 2022 Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research.  

Mum and children at the Breastfeeding Exhibition
August 5, 2022

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2022, HMRI and NEW1000 Lactation Consultant Susanna Scurry helped launch a Breastfeeding Exhibition at the John Hunter Hospital.

July 28, 2022

What is the future of COVID? We talk to respiratory disease researcher and physician Professor Peter Wark, viral Immunologist Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett on what we can expect for the future of COVID-19.


Two wooden families, one with children the other with a child shaped hole
July 22, 2022

Researchers are calling for the inclusion of regular mental health assessments in fertility treatment guidelines and ongoing support after research shows that fertility problems contribute to women’s psychological distress, even if the fertility issues are resolved.

A happy reunion and new record for the HMRI Ball
July 15, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the HMRI Ball returned, with the 2022 HMRI “Reunion” Ball at Newcastle City Hall on Saturday the 25th of June.

Pneumonia risk signals potential for precision medicine
July 6, 2022

The largest ever genomic study of pneumonia has identified the genetic risk signals of the disease, paving the way for potential new treatments and the use of precision medicine.

Bowel cancer and the Microbiome
June 29, 2022

HMRI is all about community but gut health researcher Dr Emily Hoedt is investigating another type of community – what she calls “the community in our guts”!

Can a keto diet help with migraine?
June 27, 2022

With past studies showing that elevated ketone levels may exhibit benefits for those with neurological conditions like epilepsy, can a ketogenic (keto) diet help one of the world's other most common neurological conditions - migraine?

$80,000 raised to support new CPR training technique
June 21, 2022

The legacy of Jack Murphy will live on with a new training program that will enable students, athletes and workers of the Hunter free access to learning a new cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) technique that is less complicated, easier to recall, and just as effective as traditional CPR techniques.