March 21, 2023

Ozempic is a medication used to manage type 2 diabetes and as a weight loss drug. But how much do we really need drugs like Ozempic? Can we use food as medicine to replace them? While diet and drugs can both work, both have their challenges.

March 20, 2023

Chewing has benefits for brain function, stress, anxiety, exam performance, pain perception, as well as hunger and food intake. Here’s what the research about chewing more says, in experiments that used either food or chewing gum.

March 15, 2023

More than $17.6 million has been awarded to Newcastle researchers working to better support patients and their carers in the latest Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) round administered by the Australian Government.

March 8, 2023

This International Women's Day, we're shining the spotlight on three of our international female leaders at HMRI who are redefining innovation in medical research. Meet Renate Thienel, Johanna Voestes and Sarah Sanders.

Professor Doan Ngo
February 24, 2023

HMRI and University of Newcastle researcher, Professor Doan Ngo, was awarded the ACvA 2022 Game Changer Award that recognises innovative breakthroughs and the researchers who them. 

Jason Girkin
February 23, 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. 

February 22, 2023

Three years into the COVID-19 pandemic, and with an estimated 65 million people affected by long COVID, here are five things we now know or suspect about the condition.

Woman in red suit dress (Dr Latha Palaniappian) presenting
February 17, 2023

Stanford Professor Dr Latha Palaniappian visited HMRI on Friday 17 February 2023, to deliver the year’s first International Speaker series talk on Pharmacogenomics.  

Rebecca Gordon
February 16, 2023

Introducing Rebecca Gordon: Human of HMRI

Nepalese miltary soldiers helping local community members into a helicopter
February 15, 2023

An innovative helicopter retrieval project that was pioneered at HMRI by Distinguished Laureate Professor Roger Smith and former HMRI PHD student, Dr Binod Sharma, has just received a funding injection of $146.4M.