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The 2016 SA Vaccinology Update was held on Wednesday 16th December at the National Wine Centre. This event was co-hosted by the Robinson Research Institute, SAHMRI, SA Health and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network. The videos are now available for each of the three sessions – follow the links below to watch these videos […]

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Research aimed at combating breast and prostate cancer, identifying the underlying causes of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and improving the lifetime health of embryos used in IVF – these are just some of the new projects at the University of Adelaide that have won more than $13.5 million in federal funding today. Fifteen new Project […]

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Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation’s most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans. The findings, now published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, reveal that the same […]

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The RRI hosted the public forum Making babies in the 21st Century – Let’s talk about sex! The video of the event is now available – check it out at the link below.

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Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother. The study – investigating more than 60,000 births in South Australia over a five-year period – is the […]

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Author: Sarah Robertson   It’s common for three or more rounds of IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) treatment to be unsuccessful, that is, to not to result in a pregnancy. The frustration leads many women to seek explanations and investigate alternative options. These may include complementary medicine and other unproven and unsafe medications. One contentious option – sometimes […]

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Researchers from the University of Adelaide have successfully tested a drug that is showing some early promise in efforts to prevent pre-term birth. The findings, published today (Monday 7 November) in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, are a step forward in understanding the inflammatory mechanisms that lead to pre-term birth and how they can be […]

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Author: Merryn Netting, and Katie Allen In the 1970s, when we were in school, food allergies were rare. But Australian children now have the highest rate of food allergy in the world. Up to one in ten infants and two in ten school-aged children have a proven food allergy. In the 14 years to 2012, there […]

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To make a baby you need to have sex. But it’s not straight forward. Research is now showing that the life you lead affects your ability to conceive and the life-long health of your baby. There are those wanting to have sex without risking pregnancy, and those who are struggling to enjoy sex. It is a […]

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Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, according to new research from the University of Adelaide. This is contrary to widespread belief that the greater risk of birth defects after assisted conception is due to […]

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