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App hopes to reduce stillbirths by 30 per cent App hopes to reduce stillbirths by 30 per cent

A new mobile phone app being trialled at Mater Mothers’ Hospital Brisbane aims to reduce the rate of stillbirth in Australia by 30 per cent by focusing on a baby’s kicks.

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Tags: Mater Mothers, Mater Research

Mater helps bring new hope to patients with cystic fibrosis Mater helps bring new hope to patients with cystic fibrosis

A new triple-combination drug trialled at Mater in Brisbane could increase the life expectancy of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF).

Friday, 19 October 2018

Tags: clinical research, Mater Research

Mater Research planning for largest cohort study in Queensland Mater Research planning for largest cohort study in Queensland

Mater Research is planning the largest group cohort study in the state since the 1980s, aiming to follow 10 000 Queensland families over three decades, in collaboration with Queensland universities and hospitals.

Thursday, 9 August 2018

Tags: clinical research, Mater Research, Queensland Family Cohort, research

Mater Ovarian Cancer Research Collaborative Mater Ovarian Cancer Research Collaborative

Mater Research in collaboration with Mater Health, Mater Pathology, the Feel Teal initiative and MOCRC are making strides towards a better understanding of ovarian cancer.

Friday, 13 July 2018

Tags: Feel Teal, Mater Ovarian Cancer Research Collaborative, Mater Research, MOCRC, ovarian cancer, Professor Geoff Faulkner, Professor Lewis Perrin

180K to support women changing our world 180K to support women changing our world

Two female researchers in Queensland have been awarded strategic grants as a step forward in closing the research and academic gender gap.

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Tags: Awards, clinical research, Mater Research, research

Australian killer receives international focus Australian killer receives international focus

The world’s leading minds on ocular melanoma say more must be done to help the 50 per cent of patients who die from melanoma of the eye in Australia.

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Tags: Awards, clinical research, Dr Bill Glasson, Mater Research, ocular melanoma, research

Medicinal cannabinoids trial for symptom relief Medicinal cannabinoids trial for symptom relief

A Queensland trial will evaluate the benefits of medicinal cannabis for symptom relief in cancer patients receiving palliative care.

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Tags: cannabis, clinical trial, Mater Cancer Care Centre, Mater Health, Mater Research, palliative care

Mater researchers awarded grants through CCQ Mater researchers awarded grants through CCQ

Mater Research is proud to announce that Professor Brian Gabrielli and Professor Jean-Pierre Levesque have been awarded research grants through Cancer Council Queensland.

Monday, 15 January 2018

Tags: Cancer Council Queensland, Mater Research, Professor Brian Gabrielli, Professor John Prins, Professor John-Pierre Levesque

Betty McGrath Fellowship recipient’s announced for 2017 Betty McGrath Fellowship recipient’s announced for 2017

Earlier this year Mater clinicians and health professionals were invited to apply for the Betty McGrath Fellowship scheme. The Fellowship enables practising Mater clinicians or other health professionals to increase their research activity by providing salary support to back-fill their positions.
 

Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Tags: Betty McGrath Fellowship 2017, Mater Research

Partnership behind new hope for Queenslanders with drug-resistant epilepsy Partnership behind new hope for Queenslanders with drug-resistant epilepsy

Researchers at Mater Centre for Neurosciences, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute and Queensland University of Technology will join forces to develop new diagnostic and treatment tools for doctors working with patients who have debilitating, drug-resistant epilepsy.

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Tags: Dr Sasha Dionisio, epilepsy, Mater Centre for Neurosciences, Mater Research, neurosurgery

Indigenous children at greater risk of ICU admission for invasive infections Indigenous children at greater risk of ICU admission for invasive infections

New research shows Indigenous children are three times more likely to be admitted to Australian intensive care units (ICUs) with life-threatening infections than non-Indigenous children.

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Tags: Associate Professor Luregn Schlapbach, children, lady cilento children's hospital, Mater Research

MRI-UQ research recognised with NHMRC project funding MRI-UQ research recognised with NHMRC project funding

Mater Research Institute-University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) has been awarded $3.2 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding, following the annual grant announcement.

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Tags: Associate Professor Ingrid Winkler, Associate Professor Vicki Flenady, Mater Research, MRI-UQ, Professor Geoff Faulkner, Professor John Hooper, Professor John Prins, Professor John-Pierre Levesque

Mater Researcher given $1.25 million boost Mater Researcher given $1.25 million boost

Ground-breaking research into Alzheimer’s has earned Mater Researcher Professor Geoff Faulkner a $1.25 million, five year, CSL Centenary Fellowship

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Tags: Alzheimer’s, clinical research, Mater Research, Professor Geoff Faulkner

Research translates into better healthcare Research translates into better healthcare

The relationship between healthcare, research and education is one which is well understood and managed at Mater.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Tags: Mater Research, Mission, Professor John Prins

Mater Professor’s international award for diabetes in pregnancy Mater Professor’s international award for diabetes in pregnancy

Mater’s Director of Obstetric Medicine, Professor David McIntyre, is to be honoured by the American Diabetes Association for research into diabetes and pregnancy that has been translated into clinical care.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Tags: Awards, Diabetes, Mater Education, Mater Mothers' Hospitals, Mater Research

Golden Casket proceeds fund $500 000 donation to protect the health of premature babies Golden Casket proceeds fund $500 000 donation to protect the health of premature babies

Mater researchers are on track to develop a ground breaking treatment option to protect preterm babies from disabilities such as cerebral palsy, thanks to a generous donation from Golden Casket proceeds.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Tags: Baby, Cerebral Palsy, Golden Casket, Mater Foundation, Mater Mothers, Mater Research, Mothers

Six decades of mentoring honoured Six decades of mentoring honoured

In her 63 years of service at Mater, Sr Michaeleen Ahern RSM has held positions as varied as a surgical theatre nurse, an Executive Director of the Mater Private Hospital, a member of the Redevelopment Planning Team for the Private Children’s and Mothers’ hospitals, and local community leader of the Convent.

Monday, 16 March 2015

Tags: Mater Research

Mater Research welcomes new Honours students Mater Research welcomes new Honours students

Mater Research is delighted to welcome a new cohort of Honours students commencing their research projects in 2015.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Tags: Mater Research

Five million dollars in research funding awarded to Mater Research Five million dollars in research funding awarded to Mater Research

Mater Research has successfully secured more than $5 million in National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) funding, following the NHMRC annual grants announcement.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Tags: Funding, Mater Foundation, Mater Research

Mater Children’s Hospital patients investigate food sources for diabetes research Mater Children’s Hospital patients investigate food sources for diabetes research

Mater Children’s Hospital patients undertook diabetes research with some creative science fun thanks to Mater researchers and Big Bang Education.

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Tags: children, diabetes, Joesphine Forbes, Mater Children's Hospital, Mater Research, science

Researchers mentor All Hallows’ and Somerville students Researchers mentor All Hallows’ and Somerville students

Continuing on the Sisters of Mercy’s interest in fostering the next generation of medical research, Mater Research invited students from All Hallows’ School and Somerville House to undertake short projects with Mater’s leading research teams.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Tags: Mater Research

Mater researcher wins Millennium Science Award Mater researcher wins Millennium Science Award

Mater researcher Associate Professor Geoff Faulkner has been awarded the 2014 Millennium Science Award by the Lorne Genome Conference for pioneering a technique to pinpoint gene mutations in liver, ovarian and brain cancer. 

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Tags: Mater Research