The HMRI Poo Palace to return to Newcastle Show
February 19, 2024

HMRI’s giant inflatable digestive system will return to the Hall of Industries at Newcastle Show on Friday March 1 – Sunday March 3, 2024, and will be open daily from 9.30am – 4.30pm. 

Research reveals gut’s crucial role in lung disease
February 15, 2024

Research led by the Centenary Institute, the University of Technology Sydney and the Hunter Medical Research Institute suggests that the gut microbiome plays a pivotal role in the development of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), paving the way for new therapeutic treatments.

HMRI named inaugural Northern NSW Football Charity Shield naming rights partner
February 13, 2024

Northern NSW Football is delighted to announce Hunter Medical Research Institute as its official Charity Shield naming rights partner for the next three years.

HMRI welcomes two new Community Directors to the Board
February 7, 2024

HMRI is delighted to announce the appointment of Donna-Maree Vinci and Claire Robbs to the Board.

New study aims to unlock the secrets of effective stress management
February 1, 2024

Researchers at the Hunter Medical Research Institute and the University of Newcastle are hoping to better understand which stress management techniques and tools actually work, and who they’re working for.

Two HMRI researchers named in the City of Newcastle Citizen of the Year honours
January 31, 2024

Professor Nathan Bartlett from the HMRI Infection Research Program and Emeritus Professor Julie Byles AO were named Citizen and Senior Citizen of the Year in the 2024 honour roll.  

Humans of HMRI: Rachel Sutherland
January 31, 2024

Get to know HMRI 2023 Early-Career Researcher of the Year Dr Rachel Sutherland

Over $13.5 million in NHMRC grants to find health solutions
January 16, 2024

Nine HMRI and University of Newcastle researchers have collectively been awarded more than $13.5 million in competitive NHMRC grants to help find solutions for critical health issues.

How does physical activity affect brain health?
January 15, 2024

Dr Sarah Valkenborghs is on a mission to find out how physical activity during pregnancy impacts the development of babies’ brains.

Changing the game for cancer patients
January 15, 2024

Australia’s first dedicated Cardio-Oncology team, headed up by Professor Aaron Sverdlov and Professor Doan Ngo, has been named the ultimate dream team at the 2023 HMRI Awards.