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Dr Sonja Frolich from the Robinson Research Institute’s Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Research Group attended the 16th Australian Cell Cycle Meeting: “Cell Cycle, DNA Damage Response & Telomeres” in Sydney in March 2017. Sonja presented her research on Development of automated high-content microscopy-assisted assays for telomere biology. This is what Sonja had to say about her experience: […]

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Author: Claire Roberts Reports on a new study claim supplementation with vitamin B3 during pregnancy could prevent miscarriages and birth defects. So should all pregnant women start taking B3 supplements? Not so fast. While this is an interesting and well-done study, the researchers didn’t actually give vitamin B3 to any humans, so we need a lot […]

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  Our 2016 Annual Report showcases the world-leading science and clinical research being undertaken across the Institute by our 380+ members, who strive to improve the health and well-being of children and families around the globe.           Significant achievements in 2016 include: Establishing the B Part of It study in partnership with Glaxo […]

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A baby’s sex determines how they will respond to exposures during pregnancy. from shutterstock.com Authors: Tina Bianco-Miotto and Claire Roberts Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. In this series on Gender Medicine, experts explore these differences and the importance of approaching treatment and diagnosis through a gender lens. […]

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Just because we can edit genes in human embryos, should we? Author: Hannah Brown Following early reports last week that scientists had edited the DNA of human embryos, American researchers have now published their much anticipated paper in the journal Nature. The human embryos used in the research were created using eggs collected from healthy women […]

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We feel better after a good nights sleep, feeling more alert, rested and functional. Sleep plays a vital restorative function which is important for many facets of the human body, and is extremely important in children and adolescents for achieving life-long health. However, not all of us sleep well and extended periods of disrupted sleep […]

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Author: Michael Ridding As we get older we have a greater risk of developing impairments in areas of cognitive function – such as memory, reasoning and verbal ability. We also have a greater risk of dementia, which is what we call cognitive decline that interferes with daily life. The trajectory of this cognitive decline can vary […]

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