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University of Adelaide research has for the first time shown how much of a critical role the natural antioxidant selenium plays at the earliest stages of a woman’s fertility. The discovery has been made in joint research involving the University’s School of Chemistry and Physics and the Robinson Research Institute. For her PhD in Chemistry [...]

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The last 20 years has seen many advances in medicine – but it’s also seen a doubling of the rate of type 1 diabetes in children in Australia and worldwide. New nationwide research is underway, led from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, to better understand the causes [...]

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A controversial medication used by breastfeeding women should not be restricted in Australia because of the benefits it offers mothers and their babies, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide. The medication domperidone has recently been the subject of warnings from the European Medicines Agency based on research that there is a link between [...]

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Associate Professor Helen Marshall is working towards protecting children from serious infection. She explains her research and her vision in this short 3 minute video.

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The inaugural SA Vaccinology Update was held on Tuesday  21 October at SAHMRI, and hosted by the Robinson Research Institute, SA Health, Women’s and Children’s Health Network and SAHMRI. The first of its kind in South Australia, this event bought together immunisation providers, public health practitioners, GPs, obstetricians, nurses and midwives who heard the latest [...]

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University of Adelaide neuroscientists have discovered that just one session of aerobic exercise is enough to spark positive changes in the brain that could lead to improved memory and coordination of motor skills. A study conducted by researchers in the University’s Robinson Research Institute has found changes in the brain that were likely to make [...]

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It might not be obvious on the scales, but healthy eating and increased physical activity from walking during pregnancy is directly associated with a range of improved outcomes at birth, according to researchers from the University of Adelaide. Results of the world’s biggest study of its kind – offering healthy eating and exercise advice to [...]

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The Robinson Research Institute is pleased to release the 2013 Annual Report. Click here to read the report To showcase the brilliant science and clinical research being undertaken across the Robinson Research Institute, this year’s report features the Research Leaders and their groups – documenting the latest research discoveries and highlights of achievements in 2013. [...]

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Approximately 16% of the working population in Australia are shift workers, with females accounting for almost half – 48%. Shift workers are at greater risk of developing a range of health problems including increased weight gain, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and even breast cancer. However, working shifts during pregnancy may also negatively affect the developing baby. [...]

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International research involving the University of Adelaide has found that the risk of preterm birth could be halved for a specific group of “super high-risk” twin pregnancies. The results could help to save babies’ lives throughout the world and prevent serious health complications after birth. The study, involving researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson [...]

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