Congratulations Professor David Durrheim: Named Lake Macquarie City Council Ambassador for 2022
May 2, 2022

Professor Durrheim has been named Lake Mac Ambassador for 2022 for his outstanding efforts in keeping the community safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Focusing on research co-production for autism
April 29, 2022

Supporting the varying needs of autistic people is a focus that researchers from HMRI and the University of Newcastle’s Family Interactions & Neurodevelopmental Lab (FIND LAB) are working collaboratively to achieve. With a focus on children and young people, the aim of their research is to study, promote and facilitate healthy development and wellbeing of those with a range of neurodevelopmental conditions.

Can diets containing gluten and FODMAP's trigger symptoms of functional dyspepsia?
April 29, 2022

Researchers at HMRI and The University of Newcastle are currently investigating potential causes of function dyspepsia, particularly the role that diet plays. Gluten (even if you don’t have coeliac disease) and FODMAPS (certain carbohydrates in your diet) may play a role. Finding out if certain foods are related may change the way that this disorder is currently treated.

HMRI announces new research programs
April 21, 2022

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) has announced the creation of 19 new research programs. The new programs will study a wide range of health issues relevant to our communities. 

Is chocolate good or bad for you?
April 13, 2022

As we head towards the Easter long weekend and no doubt over-consumption of all things chocolate, we spoke with HMRI and University of Newcastle Molecular Nutritionist, Dr Emma Beckett, to get the truth about whether chocolate is really good or bad for you?

HMRI announces new Institute Director | Professor Frances Kay Lambkin
April 11, 2022

The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) is pleased to announce Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin has been appointed as the new Institute Director of HMRI for a period of five years.

Hunter health trailblazers crowned with national honours
March 31, 2022

Two University of Newcastle and HMRI researchers who are trailblazing in their fields to improve the health and wellbeing of communities around the world, have been awarded prestigious National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) awards.

The painful reality of Endometriosis: HMRI researchers pursue treatment for incurable condition
March 31, 2022

Endometriosis is a progressive, chronic, and painful condition that affects almost one in ten Australian women.

Evidence of brain changes in those at risk of bipolar disorder captured with MRI scans
March 29, 2022

A study that showed changes in the brain in those at risk of developing bipolar disorder raises new hope about early intervention.

Volunteers needed to test anti-viral effects of Lactoferrin
March 24, 2022

Researchers from the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) and the University of Newcastle are looking for participants to take part in a new study on the immune and anti-viral effects of the dietary supplement Lactoferrin.