Advice for New Dads from their Baby...via Text
September 6, 2020

From this Fathers’ Day, 30,000 NSW fathers will get the chance to have messages from their new baby even if it’s before the birth. Researchers from the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) have created a digital platform to deliver advice and guidance directly to new dads via text.

Funding to pump new research into the Hunter
September 4, 2020

Each year in the Hunter New England (HNE) region, over 900 people experience their first heart attack, placing HNE within NSW’s highest cardiovascular disease mortality band.

In an effort to reduce the region’s risk of heart disease, researchers from NSW Regional Health Partners (NSWRHP) including the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and Hunter New England Health have been awarded a Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) grant of over $1 million.

STRONGer for Longer in Newcastle
September 3, 2020

STRONG is a clinical trial which aims to prevent the loss of strength and function that occurs as we age.

Mark Hughes co-founder Mark Hughes
September 2, 2020

A pilot study of an online portal called the MHF Breathing Space has opened to support people sharing the brain cancer journey with a loved one. 

Breaking Barriers and Crossing Borders - Innovative Education Training Platform TACTICS VR Launched in South Australia
September 2, 2020

The University of Newcastle’s Centre for Advanced Training Systems (ATS) is excited to deploy their TACTICS VR: Acute Stroke Workflow training tool to 7 interstate sites in South Australia, as part of the next phase of the TACTICS clinical trial. 

It's time to talk about poo!
September 1, 2020

Dr Bridie Goggins is a postdoctoral researcher working in the Gastrointestinal Research Group at HMRI. But (probably more famously) she's the brains behind HMRI's 2019 Open Day's hugely popular Poo Room. Bridie conceived of the Poo Room to demystify and de-stigmatise the gut, and poo. We don't often talk about poo, or people who are suffering with gut problems. Bridie wants to change that.

Healthy Ageing: Planning for a Long and Active Life Virtual Community Seminar
August 26, 2020

HMRI proudly hosted the virtual community seminar 'Healthy Ageing: Planning for a Long and Active Life' on Wednesday 12 August 2020. Presented by healthy ageing experts Professor Julie Byles and Professor Kichu Nair, this informative seminar explains what the research is telling us and how we can take the steps to live longer and age better.

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.