30 March 2012, By Mater Lotteries
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Your generosity is being felt every day—by our doctors and nurses offering the very best care and equipment, by our researchers working tirelessly to find better treatments, and of course by our community who feel the very real impact.
Thanks to the support of incredible individuals like you, our world-class research institute—Mater Research—has progressed ground breaking and promising research; to better understand the relationship between sulphate levels and outcomes for premature babies, make strides in the accuracy of detection techniques for ovarian cancer, improve care and quality of life for those living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease, explore the effect of the immune system on the brain, and understand the important role our gut microbiome could play in the global fight against antibiotic resistance.
We can’t thank you enough for the difference you make to the lives of those touched by Mater’s work.
Thank you for your support in 2018. We wish you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year ✨
—Nigel Harris, CEO Mater Foundation, Brisbane.
Below is a snapshot of just some of the achievements you’ve made possible this year:
Mater researchers work to improve the odds for babies born prematurely
by giving sulphate to premature babies at birth, which has shown to reduce the risk of adverse neurodevelopmental outcomes.
Mater come one step closer to developing a tool to understand why the immune system attacks the brain
by supporting Dr Andrew Swayne at Mater Research in his quest to enable early diagnosis, allowing earlier treatment and differentiation from other conditions.
Supporting our researchers to increase the visibility of cancer
which could allow clinicians to see the exact location and extent of ovarian cancer in women.
Improving care for Inflammatory Bowel Disease patients
which has the potential to help Australians with IBD to live healthier, fuller lives without being limited by their illness.
Our researchers in the fight against antibiotic resistance
—one of the most important public health issues in the world today.
Premature birth is increasing globally. In Australia it accounts for 8.7% of all pregnancies*, with the largest…
Autoimmune encephalitis is a diverse group of disorders that occurs when the immune system attacks healthy brain…