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The Robinson Research Institute is pleased to release the 2013 Annual Report. Click here to read the report To showcase the brilliant science and clinical research being undertaken across the Robinson Research Institute, this year’s report features the Research Leaders and their groups – documenting the latest research discoveries and highlights of achievements in 2013. [...]

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Approximately 16% of the working population in Australia are shift workers, with females accounting for almost half – 48%. Shift workers are at greater risk of developing a range of health problems including increased weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even breast cancer. However, working shifts during pregnancy may also negatively affect the developing baby. [...]

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International research involving the University of Adelaide has found that the risk of preterm birth could be halved for a specific group of “super high-risk” twin pregnancies. The results could help to save babies’ lives throughout the world and prevent serious health complications after birth. The study, involving researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson [...]

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Over the last 50 years medical researchers have developed new ways to treat babies before birth to markedly improve their chances of survival. We now know that babies’ adaptations to their early environment both before and after birth have implications for future health. It is also becoming clear that interventions to improve survival have the [...]

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NOT smoking during pregnancy is as important for Indigenous women as it is for non-Aboriginal women, but with smoking rates in Aboriginal people three times those of the non-Aboriginal community, proactive smoking cessation campaigns must be stepped up for this population in particular, according to research published in the Medical Journal of Australia. Dr Nicolette [...]

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A University of Adelaide researcher whose studies could help infertile couples to achieve their dream of having children, as well as preventing unwanted pregnancies, will have her work highlighted with an award at a major national conference this weekend. Dr Rebecca Robker from the University’s Robinson Research Institute has made a number of important discoveries [...]

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There’s now overwhelming evidence that a child’s future health is influenced by more than just their parents’ genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health, according to University of Adelaide researchers. In a feature paper called “Parenting from before conception” published in today’s issue [...]

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International research involving the University of Adelaide has shown an anti-blood clotting treatment that has been used for more than 20 years to prevent a range of serious pregnancy complications is not effective, while being costly and painful for pregnant women. Complications that have been linked to blood clotting, or thrombosis, in pregnant women include: [...]

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There’s some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term. A study conducted by the University’s Robinson Research Institute has found that as long [...]

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Noor Alia Lokman from the Robinson Research Institute’s Ovarian Cancer Group attended the Metastasis Research Society 15th International Biennial Congress Noor presented a poster on the topic Annexin A2 a potential prognostic marker for serous ovarian cancer promotes ovarian cancer metastasis. This is what Noor had to say about her experience:   Q. What was [...]

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