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Couples undergoing IVF, where the female partner is 25-41, who have had at least two embryo transfers without implantation, poor embryo development or at least one miscarriage, are able to participate in the BlastGen trial. For more information, contact Fertility SA on 8100 2900. Women who have been struggling to start a family for years […]

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Dr Mitchell Goldsworthy from the Robinson Research Institute’s NeuroPAD group attended the 1st International Brain Stimulation Conference in Singapore. Mitchell presented his research on Combined transcranial alternating current stimulation and cTBS: a novel approach for neuroplasticity induction. This is what Mitchell had to say about his experience: What was a highlight of the conference? The […]

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University of Adelaide researchers have discovered cerebral palsy has an even stronger genetic cause than previously thought, leading them to call for an end to unnecessary caesareans and arbitrary litigation against obstetric staff. In an authoritative review published this month in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, members of the Australian Cerebral Palsy Research […]

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A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant. Dr Jessica Grieger from the University’s Robinson Research Institute says diet is important for all women planning to start a family but it’s even more essential for women with asthma. “Asthma […]

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Last night the Institute teamed up with Healthy Development Adelaide to co-host the public forum Peri-conception planning to protect pregnancy & infant health. Chaired by Professor Ray Rodgers, the event featured four fantastic presenters: Professor Claire Roberts: What women can do to optimise their health during pregnancy & that of their baby Associate Professor Rebecca […]

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University of Adelaide reproductive experts have developed the world’s first screening test which can predict a woman’s risk of developing one or more of the four common pregnancy complications. Researchers at the University’s Robinson Research Institute have developed algorithms (or calculations) that combine subtle variations in DNA sequences in genes involved in placental development with clinical, socioeconomic, […]

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Researchers are a step closer to understanding the risk factors associated with endometriosis thanks to a new University of Adelaide study. Dr Jonathan McGuane, from the University’s Robinson Research Institute, says they discovered, for the first time, an association between contact with seminal fluid and the development of endometriosis. “In laboratory studies, our research found that […]

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Dr Hannah Brown from the Robinson Research Institute’s Early Development Research Group attended the World Congress of Reproductive Biology 2014 and Metabolism satellite conference in Scotland. Hannah presented her research: Diabetes alters the epigenetic landscape of the oocyte and early embryo. This is what Hannah had to say about her experience: What was a highlight […]

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University of Adelaide researchers have discovered a previously unknown link between vitamin D and depression in overweight women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In a study led by Dr Lisa Moran, from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute and Monash University’s Monash Centre for Health Research Implementation, researchers looked at the relationship between vitamin […]

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Research from the University of Adelaide shows that the additional cost of providing one-on-one lifestyle advice to overweight and obese women during pregnancy is offset by improved outcomes at birth. Researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute ran an economic evaluation in parallel with the world’s biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to […]

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