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Two University of Adelaide researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science. Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher (School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, and ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls) and Professor Sarah Robertson (Robinson Research Institute) are among the new Fellows elected nationally for their significant contributions and lasting […]

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Thank you to all who attended last week’s public forum: Making healthy babies – men’s health matters. For those unable to attend, we recorded the audio from the evening – please click here to listen, and feel free to share with those who may be interested. Healthy Development Adelaide and the Robinson Research Institute will host […]

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A University of Adelaide researcher whose work aims to highlight and resolve inequalities in reproductive health for Aboriginal women has today been awarded the inaugural Healthy Development Adelaide Women’s Excellence in Research Award. Dr Alice Rumbold is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow with the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research […]

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International research led by the University of Adelaide has for the first time shown a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth. The study evaluated data from more than 5500 pregnant women from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom who took part in the SCOPE (SCreening fOr Pregnancy Endpoints) […]

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New research from the University of Adelaide shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from “discretionary” or junk foods. The study evaluated the core food intake of more than 430 South Australian children aged 9-10. The results – published recently in the Journal of Human Nutrition and […]

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Families living in regional Australia will now be able to participate in the nation’s largest study into the causes of type 1 diabetes in early life. The ENDIA study – led by the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide – is aimed at solving the mystery as to […]

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The outstanding achievements of two pioneering leaders in South Australian science and health – including one whose name graces an internationally regarded research institute – will be recognised with honorary degrees from the University of Adelaide. The University’s graduation ceremonies begin in historic Bonython Hall today, with 3300 students graduating across 13 ceremonies from 27 […]

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It is well known that the mother’s health at conception and during pregnancy affects fertility and the health of the baby. New evidence shows that the father’s fitness and lifestyle are equally important. Events before we are born set up a life-time of good health or poor health, and are linked to whether or not […]

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International human genetics expert, Professor Jozef Gécz, has been appointed as the inaugural Chair for the Prevention of Childhood Disability, and will lead a five-year, comprehensive multi-disciplinary research program in Adelaide focused on defining the origins and early diagnosis of childhood disability. The initial focus of the Chair will be on understanding more about the […]

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RRI Researchers visited Canberra last week as part of Science meets Parliament (SmP), an annual event organised by Science & Technology Australia. Attracting 200 of Australia’s top scientists across all disciplines, SmP aims to help researchers understand how politics, policymaking and the media work, and provides an opportunity to look at their science from an alternate […]

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