Do fertility apps work? A HMRI study investigates
May 31, 2021

Women's health and fertility applications make up nearly 10% of all health-related apps on smartphone app stores. But do they actually work?

Getting kids active through education, movement and understanding
May 31, 2021

Associate Professor Narelle Eather knows the pressure on teachers to cover the curriculum while keeping kids engaged and active. Before teaching at the University of Newcastle and becoming a HMRI Physical Activity Researcher she taught primary and secondary school students. 

HMRI hosted ImmVirX raises $22 million for human trials
May 20, 2021

ImmVirX Pty Ltd has announced the successful completion of $22 million in fundraising, which will go towards the first human studies of its new cancer treatment. ImmVirX is a biotechnology company based at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI*) and is supported by the University of Newcastle Research Associates (TUNRA).

National Volunteers Week 2021: Welcome back to our volunteers
May 18, 2021

After a long break due to the pandemic, we have been delighted to welcome back our fabulous volunteers to HMRI.

2021 Gastronomic Lunch raises over $114,000 for diabetes research
May 18, 2021

After being cancelled last year due to the Pandemic, the Gastronomic Lunch of the year was welcomed back in style at Scratchley's on Sunday, 2 May.

Borne HMRI Fellowship Appointed for Preterm Birth Research
May 14, 2021

Early-career researchers are the driving force behind successful advances in science and technology. Thanks to the generosity of supporters, Borne HMRI has announced the appointment of the first Borne HMRI Early-Career Fellowship - Carol Wang.

Giving existing drugs a second chance
May 14, 2021

Preventing the early onset of labour is vital in the fight against pre-term birth but unfortunately developing new drugs is a long and difficult process. Fortunately, there are already several well-studied existing drugs that are known to prevent early labour or stop labour once it has begun.

International Day of the Midwife: Celebrating Midwives in Medical Research
May 5, 2021

Midwives play an important role in maternal and newborn health and wellbeing.
On 5 May 2021, we celebrate International Day of the Midwife and acknowledge this contribution and recognise the extraordinary profession and the role it plays in society.

Hunter sleep expert shares advice as report shows cost of poor sleep in Australia
April 29, 2021

HMRI researcher Dr Gemma Paech, a senior sleep scientist at John Hunter Hospital, said the key to getting a better night's sleep often came down to consistency, some calm, tech-free time before bed, and creating a bedroom environment conducive to sleep.

Originally published in The Newcastle Herald

Meeting of Minds: Online Stroke Q&A with Professor Chris Levi, Professor Coralie English and Meredith Burke
April 28, 2021

We sat down with Professor Chris Levi, Professor Coralie English and stroke survivor Meredith Burke for an exclusive online community Q&A about stroke.