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Drug combination discovery extending life expectancy of children with brain cancer
May 31, 2023

Newcastle and Hunter-based researchers have discovered a drug combination that could dramatically improve the life expectancy of children with brain cancer.

Throwback Thursday: Accelerating technology accelerates research 
May 25, 2023

DNA sequencing has come a long way since 1998, as Laureate Professor Rodney Scott reflects.

Trumaine Rankmore
May 24, 2023

It’s the people that make HMRI what it is. They’re more than their work, so we want to shine the spotlight on the Humans of HMRI.

What is Lactoferrin and can it help boost immune function?
May 22, 2023

Researchers at HMRI are interested in learning more about how the protein, Lactoferrin, may be able to boost our immune systems. So what is it and what does it do? Here are four things you need to know about Lactoferrin

HMRI says “Thank you” as we celebrate National Volunteers Week  
May 21, 2023

The role of a “Team HMRI” volunteer is an important one for HMRI; and we rely on volunteers to offer support and help with a variety of activities.  

Let's Talk About Clinical Trials | International Clinical Trials Day
May 19, 2023

Each year on May 20 we celebrate International Clinical Trials Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of clinical trials and celebrate the important role they play in healthcare.

Celebrating Mother’s Day – the HMRI way
May 14, 2023

By Maria Bowman
Corticotropin-Releasing Hormone (CRH) is a hormone that plays the role as a biological clock during pregnancy - it can determine the length of pregnancy, resulting in why some babies are born early and some born late.
Maria Bowman is a research assistant in the Mother and Babies Research Program at HMRI and has the unique job of testing this hormone every day - a test that can only be done here in Newcastle.

The impact of menopause on the nursing workforce
May 11, 2023

Working at the coalface of our hospitals, residential homes, and other healthcare services comes with its own challenges for nurses.  

Nursing is an emotionally and physically demanding profession, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has only added to the mental health burden for nurses.  

So, while our nurses care for us, who cares for nurses?  

PRIME Drinks - why the hype and are they safe for children?
May 8, 2023

PRIME Drinks are the latest hype amongst pre-teens or teens, but are they safe?

Paediatric IBD Risk Linked to Antibiotics, Western Diet and Higher Family Income
May 8, 2023

Children and adolescents face greater risk of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) when exposed to antibiotics or a Western diet at early ages, or when their family has higher socioeconomic status, according to a study being presented at the Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2023 conference in Chicago, USA.