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Dr Jemma Mayall from HMRI’s Immune Health Research Program led the study which discovered that a type of immune cell called a Natural Killer cell was abnormally active in people with COPD.
Researchers have identified a protein that, when present in high amounts in breast cancer tumours, is an indicator of whether DNA-damaging therapies will work or not. Lead author of the study, HMRI and University of Newcastle PhD researcher Luiza Steffens-Reinhardt, said this work could lead to more effective chemotherapy for people with breast cancer.
A world-first website featuring evidence-based resources to help survivors of stroke move more and eat well to reduce the risk of a second stroke, has launched in Australia. The i-REBOUND after stroke website has been developed under the le
The winners of the 2022 Hunter Medical Research Institute awards were announced last night at NEX in Newcastle in front of friends, families, HMRI staff and supporters. With $90,000 in prize money on offer, the HMRI Awards honour the best overall researcher, mid-career researcher, early career researcher and research team.
Cheenie’s natural curiosity and care drew her into the world of research where she seeks to better understand and solve painful gastrointestinal problems, such as Crohn's disease. Her own inner life is nourished by books, photography, visiting museums, gardening and being surrounded by friends.
HMRI dietitians and researchers Clare Collins and Tracy Burrows often get asked when an adult might consider bariatric surgery for weight management. Many people may be eliegible but bariatric surgery is not suitable for everyone with obesity. Here's why...
Professor Murray Cairns’ recent drug repurposing trials have found that common medications used for heart conditions, muscle tension, stomach ulcers and cancer treatment can be used to fight obesity and diabetes.