Friday 4 June 1999 saw the launch of PULSE, a fundraising group created to support the barely one-year-old Hunter Medical Research.
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.
The Hunter Medical Research Institute and partners are improving access to diabetes care in rural and regional areas. The five-year program, worth $12.4m, will see the creation of a ‘medibus’, equipped to be a clinic on wheels, to bring diabetes care to vulnerable communities across the health district. This builds on the existing work of the Diabetes Alliance Program (DAP).
Associate Professor Tracy Dudding-Byth, who is leading research into NF (Neurofibromatosis) at the Hunter Medical Research Institute, speaks with ABC Newcastle about how NF can affect people's lives and what research is being done to better understand why some people develop the condition more severely.
Some 124 cases of monkeypox have been identified in Australia since May 2022. HMRI researcher and infectious disease expert Professor Josh Davis believes monkeypox is not in the same ballpark as COVID-19 but it’s good to be cautious.
Many studies have shown physical activity levels decline during the teenage years. In Australia, less than 10% of older adolescents are getting enough physical activity. Introducing your teen to high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one way to get them moving and feeling better.