News by category: Mater Research

Mater researchers are a step closer to implementing ground-breaking initiatives to improve the health of mothers and babies, thanks to a generous donation from Golden Casket...

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03
Mar

Golden Casket donation set to improve health of mothers and babies

Late gestation research into adverse pregnancy outcomes gained funding to begin research using machine learning techniques.  

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19
Feb

Betty McGrath Grant will help mothers’ and babies’ health

Families across Australia may soon be able to breathe a little easier with a group of some of the country’s leading researchers and clinicians banding together to find a...

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16
Feb

Mater Research hunts to find lifesaving cure for deadly respiratory virus in babies

Greater knowledge of pregnancy complications and more effective diagnostics and care will reduce risks during pregnancy and childbirth and help ensure lifelong health for...

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05
Jan

Research dedicated to improving mother's, babies and women's health

We're looking at how we can best communicate with mums and dads throughout pregnancy and after birth.

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19
Feb

Want to be involved in new Mater Mothers' research?

A birthing program established by Mater and two other health organisations in South East Queensland, has almost halved the risk of preterm birth rates for Aboriginal and Torres...

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05
Jul

Mater helps to lower risk of preterm births for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families

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...

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09
Aug

Mater Research planning for largest cohort study in Queensland

Mater researchers Dr Jyai Allen and Professor Sue Kildea recently secured funding from Perpetual’s IMPACT Philanthropy Program to evaluate an innovative educational...

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02
Aug

Mater Research receives funding boost for Thompson Method breastfeeding study

Mater Research Institute—University of Queensland (MRI-UQ) Professor Sailesh Kumar discusses the findings of a recent trial in the Netherlands using Sildenafil, reported...

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25
Jul

Sildenafil (Viagra) trial

An Australian first research trial at Mater Mothers’ Hospitals, using the drug Sildenafil—commonly known as Viagra—to improve outcomes in labour, is one of...

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04
Jul

Australian first trial using Viagra® in pregnancy supported by Golden Casket donation

Fetal distress can occur when a baby does not receive enough oxygen during labour.

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28
May

Can a late pregnancy screening test reduce the risk of fetal distress in labour?

As a recipient of last year’s Mater Research Grant for Outstanding Women, Dr Shelley Wilkinson  is passionate about supporting women to have healthy pregnancies and...

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08
Mar

Women supporting women

Evaluation of Birthing in Our Community has shown significant reductions in preterm birth, caesarean sections, and low birth weight infants and babies being admitted to the...

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20
Feb

Closing the gap: Birthing in our Community

Often when we hear the words ‘mental health’ it is within the context of older children and adults, but rarely do we consider mental health in the context of...

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16
Jun

Mater Researcher takes steps to understand the impact of good mental health in children

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