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Dr Clare van Eyk from the Robinson Research Institute’s Neurogenetics and Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group attended the International Conference on Cerebral Palsy and other Childhood-onset disabilities in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2016. Clare was invited to give a talk on her research When is a mutation pathogenic? Functional studies on candidate cerebral palsy […]

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Emily Shepherd from the Robinson Research Institute’s Health of Women and Babies Research Group attended the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 20th Annual Congress, Townsville, in April 2016. Emily presented on her research Planned early birth versus expectant management for prelabour rupture of membranes at term: a Cochrane systematic review. This is […]

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Siew Leng Wong from the Robinson Research Institute’s Ovarian Cell Biology Research Group attended the 6th Congress of The Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction, Jakarta, Indonesia in April 2016. Siew presented on her research Cholesterol in oocytes is required for embryogenesis and membrane functional domains in blastocysts. This is what Siew had to say about […]

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Dr Tod Fullston from the Robinson Research Institute’s Gamete and Embryo Biology Research Group attended the Obesity Summit and Reproductive Health Summit in London, UK in April 2016. Tod was invited to give talks on his research Paternal obesity alters sperm non-coding RNAs, which can program embryo and offspring development and Sperm non-coding RNAs can […]

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New research led by the University of Adelaide has confirmed that boy babies are much more likely to experience potentially life-threatening outcomes at birth than girls. The research, which investigated data of more than 574,000 South Australian births over a 30-year period (1981-2011), is the first population-based study of its kind in Australia to confirm […]

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Keeping count of daily steps and boosting physical activity can really pay off for children with type 1 diabetes, according to new research from the University of Adelaide and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. For the first time, researchers have shown that children who have type 1 diabetes can improve their cardiovascular health, simply by taking an […]

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Dr Zohra Lassi from the Robinson Research Institute’s Early Origins of Health group attended the 20th Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Annual Congress in Townsville, Queensland in May 2016. Zohra presented a poster on her PhD research Strategies for improving health care seeking for maternal and newborn illnesses in low and middle income countries: […]

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Research from the University of Adelaide has shown a possible benefit of antioxidants and vitamin supplements in preventing adverse health effects passed on from fathers at conception. The results of the study have now been published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, and are announced in the lead up to Men’s Health Week (13-19 June). […]

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On Tuesday 31 May, Emeritus Professor Jeffrey Robinson CBE received the Doctor of the University (honoris causa) degree from The University of Adelaide. Prof Robinson was born in Northern Ireland, graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast in 1967 and, after establishing a research career at the University of Oxford, was appointed Professor of Reproductive Medicine at […]

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Two University of Adelaide researchers have been elected as Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science. Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher (School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, and ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls) and Professor Sarah Robertson (Robinson Research Institute) are among the new Fellows elected nationally for their significant contributions and lasting […]

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