Seven University of Newcastle teams have secured more than $10.6m in Australian government funding to help solve some of the nation’s most pressing health issues.
HMRI researchers have received a $98,700 grant from the Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation for the development of new treatment for two inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD): Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.
Dr David Skerrett-Byrne from the HMRI Infertility and Reproduction Research Program has for the first time profiled 6,000 sperm proteins that could help create a non-hormonal male contraceptive.
After 2 years of planning and waiting, the BorneHMRI team was finally able to make their way across the whole of Costa Rica from coast to coast. The team travelled 275km on foot, by bike and in kayaks - all to raise money for vital preterm birth research.
A world first Asthma and Pregnancy toolkit designed to improve the health of pregnant women and their babies will be rolled out across the ACT. Developed by HMRI and University of Newcastle researchers, the toolkit is designed to ensure that health care professionals have access to the most up to date evidence-based treatments for pregnant women.
Our HMRI family has experienced a devastating loss, with HMRI Foundation Member, Mark Heanly, passing away suddenly on 26 November 2022. Adored by his family of four children and lovely wife Jenny, he was placing the final touches on his forever country home and gardens at Owens Gap.
Researchers have discovered women who experience Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) are nearly twice as likely to suffer mental health disorders and only around 22% felt fully recovered after a decade. The team conducted an anonymous online survey of 665 people with lived experience of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) to attempt to find out if recovery was possible and, if so, how long it took.