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In Australia approximately 9% of babies are born preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation), and there is compelling evidence that the effects of preterm birth persist over life. Babies born preterm often face life-long setbacks in development and education and may be prone to continuing health challenges. Dr Luke Schneider, a Postdoctoral Research Officer at [...]

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Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body with the onset of darkness.  It plays an important role in fine tuning people’s circadian rhythms, such as the timing of [...]

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Treat, Trial and Transform: Towards a globally self-learning and wholly evidence-informed health system When it comes to receiving medical treatment, the majority of us would make a fundamental assumption: sound evidence exists to suggest the proposed course of action will improve our condition. Too often, however, that assumption’s wrong. All over the world, including here [...]

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An international research group led by a team at the University of Adelaide has made what they believe could be the biggest discovery into cerebral palsy in 20 years. It has long been the belief that cerebral palsy occurs when a child experiences a lack of oxygen during pregnancy or at birth; however, the Australian [...]

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In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Adelaide have revealed how damage from obesity is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed. The findings, by a team led by the University’s Robinson Research Institute, have major implications for the future of fertility research and are [...]

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Health researchers have been surprised by the results of a major international study which shows that tightly controlling blood pressure in pregnant women has no harmful effects for their babies. The international study shows that, contrary to expectations, keeping blood pressure in the normal range with medication does not affect a baby’s growth and development [...]

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Natalie Aboustate from the Robinson Research Institute’s Pregnancy and Development group attended the ESA-SRB Annual General Meeting. Natalie presented a poster on the topic Cord blood microRNAs that regulate TLR pathways are differentially expressed depending on gestational age. This is what Natalie had to say about her experience: What was a highlight of the conference? [...]

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Bihong Zhang from the Robinson Research Institute’s Reproductive Immunology group attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2014 in Melbourne. Bihong presented her research on Interleukin 10 deficiency alters the transcriptome of T regulatory cells in pregnant mice. This is what Bihong had to say [...]

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Siew Leng Wong from the Robinson Research Institute’s Ovarian Cell Biology group attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2014 in Melbourne. Siew presented on her research Cholesterol in oocytes is required for embryogenesis and membrane functional domains in blastocysts. This is what Siew had [...]

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Dr Lisa Yelland from the Robinson Research Institute’s Obesity in Pregnancy group attended the LIMIT/UPBEAT International Collaboration Alliance Workshop in France. Lisa presented her research on the topic Statistical Analysis of the LIMIT Trial   This is what Lisa had to say about her experience: What was a highlight of the conference? I ran an [...]

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