Rare Disease Day: Diagnosing and managing rare diseases
February 28, 2022

A rare disease is a condition with a prevalence of less than 1 in 2,000. Although individually rare, these conditions are collectively common. Rare Disease Day on 28 February raises awareness of the 7,000 rare diseases and brings the rare disease community together.  

One year into the Jill Emberson PhD Scholarship: discovering new treatment options and improving outcomes
February 23, 2022

It’s been almost a year since Bayley Mathews was awarded the Jill Emberson Pink meets Teal PhD Scholarship. On Teal Ribbon Day, Bayley reflects on the first year of his three-year scholarship

So, you've got COVID...
February 17, 2022

Oh no! You were feeling a bit unwell and the test has come back positive for the dreaded COVID-19. What do you do now? We asked three of HMRI’s top researchers and teams for their tips on how to take care of yourself or your loved ones who have been diagnosed with the virus.

It's Valentines Day! We talk fertility and reproductive health with Dr Emmalee Ford
February 14, 2022

It’s Valentine’s Day! What better time to get up close and personal with HMRI fertility and reproductive health researcher Dr Emmalee Ford?

Delta vs Omicron: What are the similarities and differences?
January 24, 2022

Even with Australia’s high vaccination rate, COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in the community. The latest Omicron variant of concern appears to be far more contagious than the Delta variant, but so far, the Delta variant is more likely to cause hospitalisation.

$2.1m to beat rare genetic disease cystic fibrosis
January 21, 2022

University of Newcastle and HMRI respiratory disease expert Professor Peter Wark will lead a new $2.1m project to develop targeted treatments for the rare genetic and life-threatening disease cystic fibrosis, which damages the lungs and digestive system.

Masks protect against COVID-19, but which mask is best?
January 20, 2022

Masks are a key measure to reduce transmission of all variants of COVID-19, including Delta and Omicron. A well-fitted mask can protect a healthy person and also stop an asymptomatic person, who may be unaware they have the virus, from passing it on.

5 tips to support your mental wellbeing during COVID-19
January 17, 2022

Do you feel stressed by the ongoing pandemic? Are you worried about getting sick? Or are you worried about your children? We asked some of HMRI’s mental health researchers how to cope with COVID and the Omicron wave.

A stellar night for Hunter researchers at the 2021 Research Australia Awards
December 13, 2021

Two University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) researchers received awards at the Research Australia Awards last night.https://hmri.org.au/researchers/tracy-dudding-byth

Commitment and experience: thank you, Graham Batten
December 3, 2021

In December, Graham Batten will step down as Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s (NPCF) Executive Officer after more than five years in the position.