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Four members of the University of Adelaide community; a pioneering fertility surgeon, a wildlife biologist, a snakebite expert and a law reformer, have been awarded in this year’s Australia Day honours. Associate Professor Ossie Petrucco received an AM for significant service to medicine and education in the field of obstetrics, human reproduction and child health. […]

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Dr Stephanie Champion from the Robinson Research Institute’s Early Origins of Health and Disease Research group attended Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 19th Annual Congress and IMPACT Network Workshop, Melbourne, in April. This is what Stephanie had to say about her experience: Did you attend any satellite or special interest group meetings […]

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Emily Bain from the Robinson Research Institute’s Health of Women and Babies Research group attended Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 19th Annual Congress, Melbourne, in April. Emily presented on her research Barriers and enablers to implementing antenatal magnesium sulphate for fetal neuroprotection guidelines: a study using the Theoretical Domains Framework . This […]

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Women from lower socio-economic families face twice the risk of delivering a stillborn baby than their wealthier counterparts, an international study involving the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute has found. The international study of stillbirth rates in high-income countries found that the equity gap between rich and poor is contributing to thousands of preventable […]

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Reuben Jacob from the Robinson Research Institute’s Comparative Genome Biology Research group attended The Non-Coding Genome Conference, Heidelberg, Germany, in October. Reuben presented on his research piRNA Pathway in Cancer: Novel Functions or Promiscuity? This is what Reuben had to say about his experience: What was a highlight of the conference? Dr Julius Brennecke’s talk […]

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Research into the optimal preconception diet and societal barriers to fertility are among the key priorities for future reproductive health studies, according to a highly experienced multidisciplinary team of health thinkers assembled by the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute. In a new paper published in the journal Nutrients, University of Adelaide’s NHMRC Principal Research […]

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Dr Nigel Farrow from the Robinson Research Institute’s Cystic Fibrosis Research group attended the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference, Phoenix, Arizona, USA, in October. Nigel presented on his research Cystic Fibrosis Mouse Models Display Age Dependent  Airway Stem/Progenitor Cell Hyperplasia. This is what Nigel had to say about his experience: What was a highlight of […]

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Dr Prabha Andraweera from the Robinson Research Institute’s Placental Development Group attended the International Federation of Placenta Associations 2015 congress in Brisbane. Prabha was an invited speaker at the “Biomarkers for preeclampsia” workshop and presented her research on single nucleotide polymorphisms as potential biomarkers for preeclampsia. She also presented three posters and received an ANZPRA […]

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Thank you to all who attended the SA Vaccinology Update, hosted by the Robinson Research Institute, SA Health, SAHMRI and the Women’s and Children’s Health Network. If you were unable to make it, the videos are now available online to watch: Session 1 Session 2 Session 3

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A new study of fat levels in oocytes (immature ova or eggs) has the potential to transform IVF practice, benefiting the dairy industry, and women seeking assisted reproductive treatment too. The three year study, published in the journal Biology of Reproduction, established that high levels of fat in the oocytes of high milk-yield dairy cows, impacted both […]

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