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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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Professor Rob Norman presented the second in the series of Robinson Research Institute / Women’s and Children’s Hospital co-hosted Grand Rounds on the topic: From little things, big things grow – the importance of health around conception. Watch the recording of Professor Norman’s presentation.  

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We are pleased to release our 2015 Annual Report. Click here to view the report.         Our Annual Report showcases the brilliant science and clinical research being undertaken across the Robinson Research Institute, and features: Our Research Priorities – where we focus our collective effort, and the achievements we’ve made in tackling ‘big’ research challenges […]

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Author: Hannah Brown   This week, an Australian woman delivered a baby at the age of 62 after having in vitro fertilisation (IVF) abroad. Few women can naturally conceive a baby later in life without the help of IVF – and these are rarely first pregnancies. These women go through menopause later, and have lower risks […]

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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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