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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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Professor Jonathan Morris presented the third in the series of Robinson Research Institute / Women’s and Children’s Hospital co-hosted Grand Rounds on the topic: The short and long-term implications of late preterm and early term birth. Watch the recording of Professor Morris’ presentation at the link below.  

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Almost 8% of women have extremely high breast density, which can make it harder for health professionals to detect breast cancer on a screening mammogram. These women are also more likely to develop breast cancer in the future. This is the warning from a new Australian alliance of breast cancer researchers, who are working together […]

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Authors: Martin Donnelley and David Parsons Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects around 3,000 people in Australia and 70,000 worldwide. It’s an inherited disease caused by a mutation in a single gene called CFTR. This gene defect means the protein it produces, also called CFTR, is absent or does not function correctly. This disturbs the salt balance in most […]

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We were thrilled to welcome Professor Fiona Stanley (AC, FAA, FASSA) to the RRI to present the annual Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: Before the Bough Breaks – Data and research to guard our children’s future. If you were unable to attend, below is the recording – please feel free to share.

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Researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging doctors and patients to refrain from using a specific steroid treatment to treat infertility in women unless clinically indicated, because of its links to miscarriage, preterm birth and birth defects. Writing in the journal Human Reproduction, researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute, led by Professor Sarah […]

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Author: Claire Roberts Sexual inequality begins in the womb, but not in the way you might think. In a study of more than 574,000 births in South Australia between 1981 and 2011, we found boys are more likely to be born preterm and the risk is greater for boys the earlier the birth. Mothers expecting boys […]

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Researchers at the University of Adelaide have successfully trialled a new technique that could aid the process of choosing the “best” embryo for implantation, helping to boost the chances of pregnancy success from the very first IVF cycle. The research – published today in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development – has used highly advanced […]

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  Authors: Jeremy Thompson, Robert Gilchrist and William Ledger In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has helped infertile couples start families for more than 35 years. But while the technology has evolved, it remains an expensive, invasive process that can have significant side-effects. Our team of Australian and Belgian medical scientists have developed an infertility treatment that could result in […]

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We are delighted to announce that Professor Fiona Stanley will present this year’s Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: Before the bough breaks: guarding the future of our children with data and research. Event Details Date Tuesday 6 September Time 6:00pm – 7:00pm (wine & canapés from 5:30pm) Location The Bragg’s Lecture Theatre, University […]

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