Good gut bacteria to help patients to breathe easier
June 12, 2020

HMRI respiratory researcher Kurtis Budden has received the TSANZ Ann Woolcock New Investigator Award for his work in respiratory disease.

HIIT workouts a good fit for workplaces
June 10, 2020

Participants in a workplace-based High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) study felt better, slept better and were more motivated and fitter after just eight weeks, physical activity researchers from the University of Newcastle (UON) and Hunter Medical Research Institute have found.

Keeping active while confined in quarantine
June 9, 2020

Returning from a family holiday in England to face two weeks of solitary quarantine inside a small hotel room was a daunting prospect indeed for HMRI physical activity researcher and advocate Matthew ‘Tepi’ McLaughlin.

Young women more stressed than most during COVID-19
June 8, 2020

A new study from the Australian Longitudinal Study of Women’s Health has reported that younger women were more likely to report high levels of stress and anxiety during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

HMRI Researcher Showcase 2020 - Virtual Event
June 3, 2020

On Wednesday 20 May, HMRI hosted its annual Researcher Showcase, this year as a virtual event. Watch the educational and inspiring presentations from the night by our 2010 Researchers of the Year, Associate Professor Stephen Smith, Associate Professor Luke Wolfenden and Professor Frances Kay-Lambkin.

Major funding boost to explore the health impacts of recent bushfires
June 2, 2020

Researchers from the University of Newcastle, Hunter Medical Research Institute and Hunter New England Health have excelled in the latest round of National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding, attracting more than $860,000 to analyse the physiological and mental health effects of hazardous bushfire smoke.

Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson
June 1, 2020

A new auto-injecting pen will allow patients with severe eosinophilic asthma patients to self-administer a drug known as Mepolizumab, with reimbursement under the PBS.

Coralie English
May 26, 2020

In the face of COVID-19, Professor Coralie English, stroke researcher at the University of Newcastle and HMRI, rapidly pivoted to deliver online resources to support online provision of stroke care and rehabilitation.

Clinical trial rebounds in times of COVID-19
May 25, 2020

Professor Coralie English and team have adapted to COVID-19, and this current trial reflects that. She explains how the i-REBOUND trial is looking at providing expert support for exercise (moving more) and diet (eating well) after stroke.