Older woman talking eating breakfast
October 20, 2022

Women are 2.5 times more likely than men to be a primary carer, with women representing 7 in every 10 primary carers. Dr Heidi Janssen and Dr Alexandra Denham are investigating the connection between caring duties and the cardiovascular health of female carers, specifically women who are caring for people with stroke.


Woman carrying healthy shopping basket with vegetables
October 18, 2022

For many women, the journey through menopause is a roller coaster of symptoms including hot flushes, night sweats, sleep disturbance, dry and itchy skin, mood changes, anxiety, depression and weight gain. Even though weight gain is common, you can beat it by using menopause as an opportunity to reset your eating and exercise habits.

Dr Heather Lee
October 14, 2022

Professor Xu Dong Zhang and Dr Heather Lee have received National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Investigator grants for separate projects relating to the identification of cancer biomarkers.  

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October 11, 2022

BorneHMRI co-founder Dean Mumm is leading an Australian expedition crossing Costa Rica to raise funds for vital preterm birth research. Hear Dean talk with ABC Newcastle about what inspired him and the team to take on this fundraising challenge.

teenager sitting on stairs using a laptop
October 10, 2022

On World Mental Health Day, Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin speaks with ABC Newcastle about what mental health services are available (both face-to-face and online), the best way to access those services, and how we can help young people with their mental health concerns - today and every day. 

Guy Cameron
October 6, 2022

It’s the people that make HMRI what it is. They’re more than their work, so we want to shine the spotlight on the Humans of HMRI.

Dr Cameron’s natural inclination to question everything meant school was stifling for him.

Finding the Pain Switch: A HMRI Community Seminar on Chronic Pain
September 28, 2022

On Wednesday 28th September, the HMRI Brain Neuromodulation Research Program hosted a public community seminar on chronic pain. 

Prostate Cancer Diagram
September 25, 2022

Professor Hubert Hondermarck and his research team are identifying the key difference between aggressive prostate cancer tumours and less aggressive, indolent ones, so that the treatment can be dialled up or down accordingly.

Illustration of sperm
September 22, 2022

With 15% of Australian couples seeking IVF treatment to conceive and the overall quality of sperm in decline globally, researchers from the Infertility and Reproduction Research Program have unearthed a connection between lipid peroxidation that occurs in both poor sperm health and in other diseases.

Bayley Matthews and Nikola Bowden walking along HMRI building bridge
September 21, 2022

Drug repurposing involves investigating new uses for approved drugs that could be used to treat other conditions in a timely, costly and hugely impactful way. Professor Nikola Bowden and Jill Emberson PhD Scholarship Winner, Bayley Matthews, spoke with ABC Newcastle about their research into repurposing drugs to find a treatment for ovarian cancer.