MEDICAL researchers from the Hunter will present their findings at the Australian Society for Medical Research conference.
The conference, which coincides with Medical Research Week, will bring together scientists from the University of Newcastle (UON) and the wider region who will present and discuss their work at the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) on Friday.
Some of the researchers presenting their work include PhD student James Pinkerton, who, with his colleagues, has potentially discovered a new treatment option for “poorly-controlled” asthmatics.
They have found a new chemical that blocks inflammation can also reduce resistances to steroids in high fat or obesity-induced asthma.
Dr Lin Ong, from UON and HMRI, will present his take on the factors that influence the recovery from stroke, such as the effect of chronic stress.
Dr Heather Lee will discuss the development of “ground-breaking” sequencing technologies that show how individual cancer cells grow, develop and spread through the body.
Organisers are expecting about 1200 local researchers to attend the conference at the HMRI building between 8am and 5pm.