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Our key focus areas are Cancer biology and care , Chronic disease biology and care , Health Services Research , Mothers', babies and women's health , Neurosciences and cognitive health .

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Selwin Samuel is a current PhD (Doctor of Philosophy) student and works in the Stem Cell Biology lab. Read about his why and ultimate goal in...

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Sep

What’s it like to be a PhD student at Mater Research

Around 1.7 million Australians have diabetes. And between 30 per cent and 40 per cent of people with diabetes will develop kidney disease...

18

Sep

Earlier focus on diabetes may yields results

The Australian Health Research Alliance (AHRA), Translation Research Centres have formed the Women’s Health Research, Translation and Impact...

08

Sep

Researcher represents Queensland for Women’s Health

Dr Mitchell Sullivan's 2020 Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowship helps his research into diabetic kidney disease.

04

Sep

How to protect the kidneys from COVID-19

The Blood Cancer Taskforce, a collaboration of some of the country’s top blood cancer experts and leaders launched today.

01

Sep

National Taskforce raises awareness in September

The Australian Institute of Policy & Science (AIPS) yesterday announced this year’s Tall Poppy Science Award winners in an intimate celebration.

28

Aug

Tall Poppy award reaches new heights

This National Science Week, Mater Researcher Lena shares why she choose a career in STEM.

21

Aug

Making Impactful Change in Bone Health

Dr Katie Brooker is carving a pathway to discover how to better help those who fall between the gaps in our health system.

11

Aug

Supporting those with diabetes and autism

Dr Jake (Jakob) Begun has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to Mater Research.

06

Aug

Celebrating success

Despite a global health pandemic catching everyone off guard, this year has still delivered moments of joy for new parents.

03

Aug

Meeting milestones in the face of challenges