$2.1m to beat rare genetic disease cystic fibrosis
January 21, 2022

University of Newcastle and HMRI respiratory disease expert Professor Peter Wark will lead a new $2.1m project to develop targeted treatments for the rare genetic and life-threatening disease cystic fibrosis, which damages the lungs and digestive system.

Masks protect against COVID-19, but which mask is best?
January 20, 2022

Masks are a key measure to reduce transmission of all variants of COVID-19, including Delta and Omicron. A well-fitted mask can protect a healthy person and also stop an asymptomatic person, who may be unaware they have the virus, from passing it on.

5 tips to support your mental wellbeing during COVID-19
January 17, 2022

Do you feel stressed by the ongoing pandemic? Are you worried about getting sick? Or are you worried about your children? We asked some of HMRI’s mental health researchers how to cope with COVID and the Omicron wave.

A stellar night for Hunter researchers at the 2021 Research Australia Awards
December 13, 2021

Two University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) researchers received awards at the Research Australia Awards last night.https://hmri.org.au/researchers/tracy-dudding-byth

Commitment and experience: thank you, Graham Batten
December 3, 2021

In December, Graham Batten will step down as Newcastle Permanent Charitable Foundation’s (NPCF) Executive Officer after more than five years in the position.

Over $75,000 raised for medical research at the first HMRI Art Auction
November 30, 2021

The first Hunter Medical Research Institute Foundation Art exhibition and online auction was held from 24-28 November at Earp Distilling Co in Carrington.

Our experts answer your questions about preterm birth
November 18, 2021

HMRI pregnancy and reproductive health experts Distinguished Laureate Professor Roger Smith, Professor Craig Pennell and Dr Jonathan Paul answer the important questions about preterm birth

Gillian Mason awarded inaugural 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital Women Award
November 15, 2021

Gillian Mason, Manager for Stroke Research Register (Hunter) & Clinical Research Assistant, Centre for Rehab Innovations, University of Newcastle and HMRI, has been recognised as an inaugural 2021 Brilliant Women in Digital award recipient.

World Science Day for Peace and Development - Delivering improved outcomes for some of our most vulnerable people
November 10, 2021

World Science Day for Peace and Development highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage the broader public in debates on emerging scientific issues. The day also underlines the relevance of science in our daily lives.

This year, World Science Day will highlight the importance of ‘Building Climate-Ready Communities’ and, in this way, connect science more closely with society.

Unlocking why asthma is more severe for obese people for potential new treatments
November 8, 2021

Researchers at HMRI may have solved why obese people can suffer more severe asthma which is resistant to normal treatments; to potentially develop new symptom reducing treatments.