Newcastle cancer researcher recognised as Young Tall Poppy
August 13, 2020

Esteemed cancer researcher and charity advocate, Dr Matthew Dun, has been acknowledged for his dedication to improving cancer survival outcomes, with a 2020 ‘Young Tall Poppy’ science award. Dr Dun, a researcher from The University of Newcastle and The Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), was selected by the Australian Institute of Policy and Science (AIPS) as one of the country’s outstanding early career researchers for his contribution to cancer research.

There is no such thing as "average" as you grow older so what does old age mean for you?
August 11, 2020

Professor Julie Byles is a gerontologist who wants us to view ageing not as a problem - but as a success. Her work explores how people can age well, and what we as individuals and a society can do to promote healthy ageing. 

August 11, 2020

With many of us now working from home full-time or part-time, an International consortium of researchers want to explore how this is impacting our health.

What are the long-term symptoms of COVID-19?
August 4, 2020

Sufferers with mild illness might expect to get better after a few weeks. But there’s mounting evidence this isn’t the case, and COVID-19 may leave a long-lasting impression on its victims – not just the most severely affected or the elderly and frail. Written by Professor Peter Wark, published in The Conversation 27 July 2020

Here's how you shape your life in the first 1,000 days
August 4, 2020

Professor Craig Pennell is Chair of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, School of Medicine and Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medicine and Professor Maternal Fetal Medicine at the University of Newcastle. He works clinically as a sub-specialist in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle and is a principal researcher at the Hunter Medical Research Institute. He is also the Foundation Scientific Director of Newcastle 1000.

Sleeping Soundly in Stressful Times
July 31, 2020

It can be hard to sleep when stressed. Senior Sleep Scientist Dr Gemma Paech offers her advice on sleeping during these uncertain times.

Anti-ageing study recognised by industry
July 30, 2020

The RESHAW study has been selected as a finalist in the NutraIngredients Asia Awards.

How to wear a face mask and reduce the risk of COVID-19
July 30, 2020

HMRI researcher, and Hunter New England Health ICU registered nurse Dr Jessica Stokes-Parish shows us how to correctly wear a face mask to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19.

How does exercise help someone going through cancer treatment?
July 28, 2020

Behavioural Scientist Professor Erica James has a family that's been significantly impacted by cancer. This is what drives her work.

National Pain Week 2020: Tackling the big and complex issue of chronic pain
July 27, 2020

Tackling a health problem as big and as complex as chronic pain is no small feat, however a team of researchers from HMRI and the University of Newcastle are dedicated to easing the burden that pain sufferers experience and changing the way care is delivered through innovation and collaboration.