Mark Hughes co-founder Mark Hughes
September 2, 2020

A pilot study of an online portal called the MHF Breathing Space has opened to support people sharing the brain cancer journey with a loved one. 

Breaking Barriers and Crossing Borders - Innovative Education Training Platform TACTICS VR Launched in South Australia
September 2, 2020

The University of Newcastle’s Centre for Advanced Training Systems (ATS) is excited to deploy their TACTICS VR: Acute Stroke Workflow training tool to 7 interstate sites in South Australia, as part of the next phase of the TACTICS clinical trial. 

It's time to talk about poo!
September 1, 2020

Dr Bridie Goggins is a postdoctoral researcher working in the Gastrointestinal Research Group at HMRI. But (probably more famously) she's the brains behind HMRI's 2019 Open Day's hugely popular Poo Room. Bridie conceived of the Poo Room to demystify and de-stigmatise the gut, and poo. We don't often talk about poo, or people who are suffering with gut problems. Bridie wants to change that.

Healthy Ageing: Planning for a Long and Active Life Virtual Community Seminar
August 26, 2020

HMRI proudly hosted the virtual community seminar 'Healthy Ageing: Planning for a Long and Active Life' on Wednesday 12 August 2020. Presented by healthy ageing experts Professor Julie Byles and Professor Kichu Nair, this informative seminar explains what the research is telling us and how we can take the steps to live longer and age better.

How cooling your body could help fight small strokes
August 25, 2020

Dr Kirsten Coupland is an early-career research fellow within the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation and is part of the stroke research group based at HMRI. She spoke with ABC Newcastle's Kia Handley about her work in stroke research, specifically ischemic stroke.

Gut expert warns of higher virus risk
August 21, 2020

Globally renowned gastroenterologist and epidemiologist Laureate Professor Nick Talley AC has warned that people who have existing gut disorders are at greater risk of getting more severe coronavirus symptoms.

Easy to let in, hard to get out – the virus crisis plaguing aged-care settings
August 20, 2020

Shielding elderly and vulnerable aged-care communities from COVID-19 will continue to be a major challenge for health authorities, as the virus enters easily via community transmission then becomes inherently difficult to eradicate.

Virus elimination “should be Australia’s goal”
August 18, 2020

Elimination of COVID-19 in Australia is possible and certainly preferable to prolonged suppression measures, according to eminent University of Newcastle and HMRI researcher Laureate Professor Nick Talley.

It's more complex than just saying "I quit"
August 18, 2020

We know that smoking has a negative impact on our health, so why is it so hard for some people to quit? Dr Eliza Skelton is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Newcastle and HMRI and she has a particular focus on health promotion around smoking cessation for people with alcohol and other drug problems.

The CEO Magazine featuring HMRI Institute Director Professor Tom Walley
August 17, 2020

Hunter Medical Research Institute’s Director Tom Walley approaches his research work the same way he did when he was a medic – he always puts the patient first. As featured in the CEO Magazine 13 August 2020.