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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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Thank you to all who attended last week’s public forum: Making healthy babies – men’s health matters. For those unable to attend, we recorded the audio from the evening – please click here to listen, and feel free to share with those who may be interested. Healthy Development Adelaide and the Robinson Research Institute will host […]

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A University of Adelaide researcher whose work aims to highlight and resolve inequalities in reproductive health for Aboriginal women has today been awarded the inaugural Healthy Development Adelaide Women’s Excellence in Research Award. Dr Alice Rumbold is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Career Development Fellow with the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research […]

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International research led by the University of Adelaide has for the first time shown a direct link between continued marijuana use during pregnancy and pre-term birth. The study evaluated data from more than 5500 pregnant women from Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and the United Kingdom who took part in the SCOPE (SCreening fOr Pregnancy Endpoints) […]

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New research from the University of Adelaide shows children aged 9-10 years old are receiving almost half of their daily energy requirements from “discretionary” or junk foods. The study evaluated the core food intake of more than 430 South Australian children aged 9-10. The results – published recently in the Journal of Human Nutrition and […]

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Families living in regional Australia will now be able to participate in the nation’s largest study into the causes of type 1 diabetes in early life. The ENDIA study – led by the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide – is aimed at solving the mystery as to […]

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The outstanding achievements of two pioneering leaders in South Australian science and health – including one whose name graces an internationally regarded research institute – will be recognised with honorary degrees from the University of Adelaide. The University’s graduation ceremonies begin in historic Bonython Hall today, with 3300 students graduating across 13 ceremonies from 27 […]

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