Chris O'Neil
August 24, 2022

Congratulations to HMRI researcher Conjoint Associate Professor Christine O’Neill whose research paper on the poor quality of life experienced by people who have had thyroid surgery for malignant cancer and benign thyroid disease, was recently published in the World Journal of Surgery.

Professor Peter Wark sitting at his desk
August 20, 2022

Lots of research has been done and continues to be done into COVID-19, and a surprising discovery came out of research led by HMRI researcher, Professor Peter Wark: people with asthma were less likely to have a severe version of the disease.

Dr Melissa Tadros standing in the HMRI histology lab smiling
August 19, 2022

This behind-the-scenes video of the HMRI Histology and Biospecimen Resource Facility shows the processes involved in preparing a piece of tissue for biopsy from when it is collected, enters the laboratory, is processed, embedded, sectioned and stained for viewing underneath the microscope.

Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin
August 12, 2022

Do you Google your symptoms? Do you convince yourself that you have a condition based on what you’ve read? And does this whole process make you extremely anxious?

Man in pain from stroke
August 10, 2022

For National Stroke Week (8 – 14 August), world-leading stroke researcher Professor Coralie English shares five things everyone needs to know about stroke, from prevention and identification, to rehabilitation and living well after stroke.  

Professor Brett Mitchell
August 8, 2022

Professor Brett Mitchell is the first nurse to receive the 2022 Commonwealth Health Minister's Award for Excellence in Health and Medical Research.  

Mum and children at the Breastfeeding Exhibition
August 5, 2022

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week 2022, HMRI and NEW1000 Lactation Consultant Susanna Scurry helped launch a Breastfeeding Exhibition at the John Hunter Hospital.

July 28, 2022

What is the future of COVID? We talk to respiratory disease researcher and physician Professor Peter Wark, viral Immunologist Associate Professor Nathan Bartlett on what we can expect for the future of COVID-19.


Two wooden families, one with children the other with a child shaped hole
July 22, 2022

Researchers are calling for the inclusion of regular mental health assessments in fertility treatment guidelines and ongoing support after research shows that fertility problems contribute to women’s psychological distress, even if the fertility issues are resolved.

A happy reunion and new record for the HMRI Ball
July 15, 2022

After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the HMRI Ball returned, with the 2022 HMRI “Reunion” Ball at Newcastle City Hall on Saturday the 25th of June.