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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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In Australia approximately 9% of babies are born preterm (less than 37 weeks gestation), and there is compelling evidence that the effects of preterm birth persist over life. Babies born preterm often face life-long setbacks in development and education and may be prone to continuing health challenges. Dr Luke Schneider, a Postdoctoral Research Officer at [...]

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Sleep researchers at the University of Adelaide are warning doctors and parents not to provide the drug melatonin to children to help control their sleep problems. Melatonin is a hormone produced in the body with the onset of darkness.  It plays an important role in fine tuning people’s circadian rhythms, such as the timing of [...]

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Treat, Trial and Transform: Towards a globally self-learning and wholly evidence-informed health system When it comes to receiving medical treatment, the majority of us would make a fundamental assumption: sound evidence exists to suggest the proposed course of action will improve our condition. Too often, however, that assumption’s wrong. All over the world, including here [...]

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An international research group led by a team at the University of Adelaide has made what they believe could be the biggest discovery into cerebral palsy in 20 years. It has long been the belief that cerebral palsy occurs when a child experiences a lack of oxygen during pregnancy or at birth; however, the Australian [...]

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In a breakthrough discovery, researchers at the University of Adelaide have revealed how damage from obesity is passed from a mother to her children, and also how that damage can be reversed. The findings, by a team led by the University’s Robinson Research Institute, have major implications for the future of fertility research and are [...]

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Health researchers have been surprised by the results of a major international study which shows that tightly controlling blood pressure in pregnant women has no harmful effects for their babies. The international study shows that, contrary to expectations, keeping blood pressure in the normal range with medication does not affect a baby’s growth and development [...]

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Natalie Aboustate from the Robinson Research Institute’s Pregnancy and Development group attended the ESA-SRB Annual General Meeting. Natalie presented a poster on the topic Cord blood microRNAs that regulate TLR pathways are differentially expressed depending on gestational age. This is what Natalie had to say about her experience: What was a highlight of the conference? [...]

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