How cooling your body could help fight small strokes
August 25, 2020

Dr Kirsten Coupland is an early-career research fellow within the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation and is part of the stroke research group based at HMRI. She spoke with ABC Newcastle's Kia Handley about her work in stroke research, specifically ischemic stroke.

Gut expert warns of higher virus risk
August 21, 2020

Globally renowned gastroenterologist and epidemiologist Laureate Professor Nick Talley AC has warned that people who have existing gut disorders are at greater risk of getting more severe coronavirus symptoms.

Easy to let in, hard to get out – the virus crisis plaguing aged-care settings
August 20, 2020

Shielding elderly and vulnerable aged-care communities from COVID-19 will continue to be a major challenge for health authorities, as the virus enters easily via community transmission then becomes inherently difficult to eradicate.

Virus elimination “should be Australia’s goal”
August 18, 2020

Elimination of COVID-19 in Australia is possible and certainly preferable to prolonged suppression measures, according to eminent University of Newcastle and HMRI researcher Laureate Professor Nick Talley.

It's more complex than just saying "I quit"
August 18, 2020

We know that smoking has a negative impact on our health, so why is it so hard for some people to quit? Dr Eliza Skelton is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Newcastle and HMRI and she has a particular focus on health promotion around smoking cessation for people with alcohol and other drug problems.

The CEO Magazine featuring HMRI Institute Director Professor Tom Walley
August 17, 2020

Hunter Medical Research Institute’s Director Tom Walley approaches his research work the same way he did when he was a medic – he always puts the patient first. As featured in the CEO Magazine 13 August 2020.

Newcastle cancer researcher recognised as Young Tall Poppy
August 13, 2020

Esteemed cancer researcher and charity advocate, Dr Matthew Dun, has been acknowledged for his dedication to improving cancer survival outcomes, with a 2020 ‘Young Tall Poppy’ science award. Dr Dun, a researcher from The University of Newcastle and The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), was selected by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) as one of the country’s outstanding early career researchers for his contribution to cancer research.

There is no such thing as "average" as you grow older so what does old age mean for you?
August 11, 2020

Professor Julie Byles is a gerontologist who wants us to view ageing not as a problem - but as a success. Her work explores how people can age well, and what we as individuals and a society can do to promote healthy ageing. 

August 11, 2020

With many of us now working from home full-time or part-time, an International consortium of researchers want to explore how this is impacting our health.

What are the long-term symptoms of COVID-19?
August 4, 2020

Sufferers with mild illness might expect to get better after a few weeks. But there’s mounting evidence this isn’t the case, and COVID-19 may leave a long-lasting impression on its victims – not just the most severely affected or the elderly and frail. Written by Professor Peter Wark, published in The Conversation 27 July 2020