Hunter researchers awarded $6 Million in funding towards Indigenous health, stroke, genetics and fatherhood research
July 9, 2021

Four Hunter research teams have secured more than $6 million in funding through the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund, bolstering HMRI and the University of Newcastle's commitment to better, healthier living within our regions and beyond.

Hunter people to benefit from local research into dementia tests and treatments.
July 8, 2021

Two exciting new research studies that will look to identify those most at risk of developing dementia and then attempt to delay or stop its development are underway in the Hunter New England region.

Your COVID-19 Questions Answered
July 8, 2021

Lots of curiosity and questions surround COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines.
So what's fact and what is fiction. We put the call out on our social media channels for your COVID questions and had them answered by some of our leading experts in this space.

HMRI researcher awarded a fellowship to fight preterm birth using nanoparticles
July 6, 2021

Dr Jonathan Paul from the HMRI Mothers and Babies research group has been awarded an Early-Mid Career Fellowship from NSW Health to continue his work to prevent preterm birth.

Tackling health issues at their origin with NEW1000 study
June 17, 2021

Researchers will study the human microbiome in pregnant women, fathers, and their children to determine the impact of a healthy microbiome on health outcomes. 

National honour for Australia’s first Aboriginal surgeon
June 8, 2021

Renowned Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgeon and University of Newcastle Associate Professor Kelvin Kong has been awarded the 2021 Australian Society of Medical Research (ASMR) Medal. 

Can you be addicted to food?
May 31, 2021

2020 HMRI Award for Mid-Career Researcher Tracy Burrows intends to find out

Do fertility apps work? A HMRI study investigates
May 31, 2021

Women's health and fertility applications make up nearly 10% of all health-related apps on smartphone app stores. But do they actually work?

Getting kids active through education, movement and understanding
May 31, 2021

Associate Professor Narelle Eather knows the pressure on teachers to cover the curriculum while keeping kids engaged and active. Before teaching at the University of Newcastle and becoming a HMRI Physical Activity Researcher she taught primary and secondary school students. 

HMRI hosted ImmVirX raises $22 million for human trials
May 20, 2021

ImmVirX Pty Ltd has announced the successful completion of $22 million in fundraising, which will go towards the first human studies of its new cancer treatment. ImmVirX is a biotechnology company based at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI*) and is supported by the University of Newcastle Research Associates (TUNRA).