Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research

Participants wanted for muscle growth study

Resistance-based exercise is known to increase muscle size and strength. As we age, our muscles become less responsive to the beneficial effects of resistance exercise, which leads to decreases in …

The Heart of Inequality Report

At the whole population level, cardiovascular disease, including its most common form, heart disease, generates the largest disease burden in Australia and is responsible for over one fifth of all …

ACU Three Minute Thesis final

The ACU final of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition took place on Wednesday 23 August. The five finalists delivered interesting and highly engaging presentations that were enjoyed by the live …

Wii video exergaming shown to benefit heart failure patients

A ‘Late-Breaking Science in Heart Failure’ study presented this week at the European Society of Cardiology Congress by Professor Tiny Jaarsma, Professorial Fellow at the Mary MacKillop Institute for …

Early career researchers nominated for prestigious prize

Early career researchers Ms. Caitlyn Mainland and Ms. Kimberley Keates, from ACU’s Mary Mackillop Institute for Health Research, have been nominated for a prestigious prize. Two early career researchers …

Declining risk of sudden death in heart failure

New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine has concluded that the risk of sudden death from sudden cardiac failure has been almost halved over the past …

Self-care of chronic illness - seminar presentation

The MacKillop was delighted to host the public seminar, ‘Self-care of chronic illness’, by Professor Barbara Riegel, Edith Clemmer Steinbright Professor of Gerontology, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, on 29 June …

APRE success for researchers

We congratulate members of the Centre of Exercise and Nutrition (CEN) on their success in the 2017 Alliance for Potato Research and Education (APRE) research grant program. Researchers from the …

Participants wanted for HIIT exercise training study

Can high-intensity interval training (HIIT) and protein supplementation make you fitter and stronger? Researchers from the Centre for Exercise and Nutrition at the Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, ACU are …

Snapshot of Heart Failure in Australia

The Snapshot of Heart Failure in Australia Report quantifies the burden of heart failure from an Australia-wide to “local area” perspective. This report provides key …