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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.