Celebrating International Clinical Trials Day 2020
May 20, 2020

Wednesday May 20 is Clinical Trials Day, a day when we celebrate our researchers and the volunteers who participate in our clinical trials. This day has been chosen to commemorate James Lind’s scurvy clinical trial which commenced on May 20, 1747 and laid the foundation for all modern clinical research which followed.https://hmri.org.au/participate-research

Dr Mike Fay
May 19, 2020

Radiation oncologist Dr Mike Fay. Mike is a Mark Hughes Foundation Fellow who's working on a range of studies to defeat brain cancer. Brain cancer is a particularly deadly disease, with some variations having a 99% mortality rate after five years. 

Could our vocal cords cause chronic cough?
May 19, 2020

Chronic cough is a common and very distressing symptom that affects one in 10 Australians. It refers to a cough that lasts for two months or more, and can seriously affect a person’s quality of life.

Dr Gerard Kaiko mixing hand sanitiser
May 18, 2020

HMRI is providing proactive logistical support to healthcare staff working at the coronavirus coalface, through its partnership with HNE Health.

New MHF-funded Fellowship to fight brain cancer | Dr Julius Kim
May 15, 2020

The 2019 NRL Beanie for Brain Cancer Round saw huge amount of beanies sold for the Mark Hughes Foundation and half a million dollars of the funds raised has been dedicated to a three year Fellowship in brain cancer research.

Nathan Bartlett
May 12, 2020

The big V word is being talked about a lot when it comes to COVID-19, but are vaccines the only answer?

Celebrating International Nurses Day 12 May 2020
May 12, 2020

Nurses are a vital cog in our research network On International Nurses Day we’d like to acknowledge and celebrate the role that nurses play in research at HMRI, our local health district and beyond.

Repurposing drugs for ovarian cancer
May 8, 2020

Associate Professor Nikola Bowden, Professor Jennifer Martin, Dr Michelle Wong-Brown and Dr Penny Reeves from the University of Newcastle and the Hunter Medical Research Institute have successfully been awarded $2.69 million for their Australian Program for Drug-repurposing for Treatment-resistant Ovarian Cancer. 

Professor Peter Wark | Hunter researchers seeking locals who have tested positive with COVID-19
May 4, 2020

Professor Peter Wark is working with a team at the Hunter Medical Research Institute on a study to assess how the immune system responds to COVID-19.