Transcription factors, which were originally discovered in the 1990s, are a special class of proteins that can recognise specific DNA sequences and specific genes and activate them at the right time.

15

Jul

Researcher decodes two-decade old mystery in molecular biology

A leading women’s cancer researcher who discovered a cause for an aggressive form of the disease has herself been diagnosed with endometrial cancer.

11

Jul

Leading cancer researcher faces own diagnosis

Two Mater Researchers who are leading clinical research projects that will create better health outcomes for Queenslanders have been recognised with prestigious Queensland Health Clinical Research...

04

Jul

Mater Researchers awarded prestigious Queensland Health Fellowships

A new Australian study has revealed pregnant women who sit for excessive periods could be affecting the health of their placenta – and potentially their baby.

03

Jul

Study finds less sitting in pregnancy is a bonus for baby

The generosity of Mater supporters across Queensland is helping to transform healthcare for patients at Mater Cancer Care Centre at South BrisThe generosity of Mater supporters across Queensland is...

26

Jun

Mater cancer patients benefit from community kindness

A new report by Research Australia has highlighted the challenges that clinician researchers face and has recommended changes to attract more clinicians to this valuable role. 

19

Jun

Bridging science and service through clinician researchers 

In 2024, Mater Research introduced a new funding scheme—the Future Leaders Fellowship—to support mid-career researchers in leading aspirational and impactful research.

17

Jun

Fellowship creates leaders of the future

Enabling researchers to kickstart their consumer engagement journey and bring community needs to the forefront of their research is a priority at Mater Research.

10

Jun

Connecting researchers with the community 

Jan Mundt had just celebrated the birth of her first grandchild when she received a devastating cancer diagnosis. Despite having never smoked, Mrs Mundt was told a pain in her chest was being...

10

Jun

Clinical trials help gran defy terminal lung cancer diagnosis

Three “outstanding” women awarded grant to bridge gender gap Equity, diversity and inclusion are workplace culture priorities at Mater Research.

03

Jun

Three “outstanding” women awarded grant to bridge gender gap

Mater Researchers are one step closer to advancing diabetes treatment thanks to new research focusing on IL-22RA1—a protein receptor that is highly prevalent in the pancreas and liver and is vital...

30

May

Key pancreatic protein linked to regulation of insulin production

Mater Research is establishing a network of heath consumers to help shape the way we conduct research studies and clinical trials.

29

May

Join the Mater Research Health Consumer Network

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