COVID Q&A: Managing our mental health during COVID lockdown.
September 9, 2021

Mental health is obviously a big concern during the current COVID-19 lockdowns. We spoke with Dr Jaelea Skehan, a registered psychologist, researcher and Director at Everymind for some advice on managing our mental health during these times.

A new study answers vital question about preterm labour and opens the door for future treatments
September 8, 2021

A team of researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle has discovered the process of labour during preterm birth is different from that of full-term birth. In a paper recently published in the prestigious American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the research team discovered a distinct difference in the gene expression in women who underwent preterm labour.

COVID Q&A: Maintaining physical activity and fitness during lockdowns
September 6, 2021

We asked HMRI and The University of Newcastle physical activity researcher Professor David Lubans some of the common questions people have been asking about maintaining fitness and exercising during lockdown when we don't have access to gyms and our movements away from home are restricted.

COVID Q&A: Maintaining physical activity and fitness during lockdowns
August 23, 2021

Maintaining good nutrition and eating habits is important during lockdown periods where our routines can be disrupted. Laureate Professor Clare Collins provides some advice on how we can best manage our diet during lockdown restrictions.

Celebrate National Science Week: Free Kids Science Experiment
August 16, 2021

Celebrate National Science Week 2021! Llearn about DNA with this easy DIY science experiment that can be done at home.

Vale Bernie Curran
August 4, 2021

Since I awoke the other day to the sad news of the passing of Dr Bernie Curran I have been trying to think about what to say to mark such a life as his. Bernie was not just well known to the University of Newcastle community, he touched many of us here at HMRI and across the Hunter.

Cancer research gets $7 million boost in NSW regions
July 9, 2021

People living with cancer and the healthcare professionals caring for them are the winners from a $7 million investment, NSW Regional Health Partners announced on Friday.

Hunter researchers awarded $6 Million in funding towards Indigenous health, stroke, genetics and fatherhood research
July 9, 2021

Four Hunter research teams have secured more than $6 million in funding through the Australian Government's Medical Research Future Fund, bolstering HMRI and the University of Newcastle's commitment to better, healthier living within our regions and beyond.

Hunter people to benefit from local research into dementia tests and treatments.
July 8, 2021

Two exciting new research studies that will look to identify those most at risk of developing dementia and then attempt to delay or stop its development are underway in the Hunter New England region.

Your COVID-19 Questions Answered
July 8, 2021

Lots of curiosity and questions surround COVID-19 and the COVID-19 vaccines.
So what's fact and what is fiction. We put the call out on our social media channels for your COVID questions and had them answered by some of our leading experts in this space.