Research shows nasal spray that protects against COVID-19 is also effective against the common cold
February 2, 2021

Research into a new drug which primes the immune system in the respiratory tract and is in development for COVID-19 shows it is also effective against rhinovirus.

New research shows why COVID-19 may affect some worse than others
February 2, 2021

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic it has been well known that the virus does not affect everyone equally. Reviews of patient data around the world has shown that older people, men and those suffering from chronic lung conditions have worse outcomes and higher mortality rates. A new study may have found one potential reason for why some groups seem to get sicker more than others. 

4 Healthy Eating Tips to Tackle the COVID Kilos
January 20, 2021

By Laureate Professor Clare Collins and Dr Rebecca Williams

Originally published in The Conversation

In Australia and around the world, research is showing changes in body weight, cooking, eating and drinking patterns associated with COVID lockdowns.

Laureate Professor Nick Talley named Distinguished Alumni of Mayo Clinic
January 14, 2021

Distinguished Laureate Professor Nick Talley is one of six people in the world to be awarded the honour of Distinguished Alumni of Mayo Clinic for 2020.

Great ideas attract $7 million in NHMRC grants
December 15, 2020

Seven University of Newcastle researchers have been awarded more than $7 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Ideas Grants, designed to support innovative and creative research projects which address a specific question.

Australian research leads to trial treatment for DIPG
December 11, 2020

For the first time, families of children suffering the worst type of children’s cancer will now have drug combination options with the announcement of a new clinical trial based on Australian research.https://hmri.org.au/researchers/matt-dun

Port Waratah invests $300,000 into Hunter region’s medical research capability
December 8, 2020

The region’s health and medical researchers and local people will benefit from a new partnership between Port Waratah Coal Services (Port Waratah), Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and Hunter New England Local Health District.

Research into food marketing to teens via social media
November 26, 2020

Researchers from HMRI and the University of Newcastle are looking to recruit teenagers for an Australian first, two nation study, into what food marketing teenagers are exposed to on their social media.

Family and friends online support program expands to cover all addictions
November 26, 2020

An online intervention and e-health program to help families and friends supporting loved ones who use crystal methamphetamine (‘ice’) has expanded to cover any type of substance addiction, including alcohol.

Mark Hughes Foundation Announces $1.578M in Brain Cancer Research Grants
November 13, 2020

Medical researchers from around Australia, along with people impacted by brain cancer, will benefit from the research grants announced by the Mark Hughes Foundation last night at the Hunter Medical Research Institute Annual Awards Night.