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Strong Foundations
December 30, 2022

When Susan and Amy-Lea met through the HMRI Foundation their mutual creative drive and energy forged a partnership that delivered a glittering string of events – delighting Hunter locals while bringing in much-needed funds for medical research.

Navigating mental health during the festive period
December 15, 2022

Many Australians report an increase in mental health symptoms at Christmas time. HMRI Director, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin is also a mental health researcher from our Healthy Minds Research Program. Hear Frances talk about how to help navigate mental health issues over the festive period – both your own and that of your loved ones. 

Diagram/illustration of spinal cord
December 15, 2022

More than $5.2m in NHMRC Ideas Grants will be allocated to seven Newcastle research projects led by HMRI researchers aiming to understand, address and reduce the severity of several diseases and conditions.

Neuroblastoma cell
December 12, 2022

Professor Xu Dong Zhang and his team have discovered a way to combat a form of cancer most common in children under five – neuroblastoma.  

Cheryl Milburn
December 10, 2022

HMRI sincerely thanks Cheryl for her efforts to raise vital funds for ovarian cancer research.

Dr Gerard Kaiko receiving NPCF grant
December 9, 2022

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.

Kristie Atkins
December 5, 2022

Long-term HMRI Foundation member Kristie Atkins has been appointed as Chair of the HMRI Foundation.

Diagram of sperm
December 5, 2022

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.

BorneHMRI Coast2Coast Logo
December 4, 2022

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.

December 1, 2022

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.