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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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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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