Mother and baby

Thank you to all who attended the RRI’s Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture, presented by Professor John Aitken on the topic: The Janus faces of human fertility – how commercial interests, education and pollution are shaping the future of our species. If you were unable to make it, the video is now available online. Watch the […]

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Improvements are needed in gestational diabetes education and healthcare services to help prevent women with the condition from developing type 2 diabetes later in life, according to a new University of Adelaide study. Recent University of Adelaide Robinson Research Institute PhD graduate, Dr Emer Van Ryswyk, conducted a review of more than 40 studies from […]

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The University of Adelaide researcher behind an exciting world-first fertility treatment has won the 2015 Young Investigator Award, announced last night. Dr Hannah Brown, from the University’s Robinson Research Institute, led a study which discovered a key component missing in poor-quality eggs is haemoglobin. She and her team, supported by Associate Professor Jeremy Thompson, also […]

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Skin-to-skin contact, early commencement of breastfeeding and hygienic umbilical cord care are among the six key interventions which give an infant the best start to life, according to new research by the University of Adelaide. PhD student from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute, Zohra Lassi, led a review of more than 60 reproductive, […]

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Eight outstanding University of Adelaide researchers were inducted into the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences at the inaugural Scientific Meeting, held in Canberra last night. The eight new Fellows from the University were among 77 inducted at the meeting, adding to the existing Fellowship of 131. New Fellows were drawn from all states […]

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The use of antidepressants during pregnancy has no long term neurodevelopmental or behavioural effects on the child, however they may be associated with an increased risk of postpartum haemorrhage, suggests the findings from three studies published today (16 September) in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (BJOG). Depression and anxiety are the most […]

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Professor John Aitken

The Robinson Research Institute is pleased to host the second Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture. This lecture series features international research and policy leaders tackling grand challenges in reproduction, pregnancy and child health. We are delighted to announce that Laureate Professor John Aitken, Pro Vice-Chancellor at The University of Newcastle will present this year’s lecture on the […]

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University of Adelaide’s Professor Ben Mol was awarded the Highest Ranked Practitioner Fellowship in the annual National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards. The Awards, which were presented last night in Canberra, recognise the Australians behind new research to combat serious diseases and improve the health of the community. Professor Mol, from […]

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A University of Adelaide led study has found that a psychiatric drug claimed to be a safe and effective treatment for depression in adolescents is actually ineffective and associated with serious side effects. Professor Jon Jureidini, from the University of Adelaide’s newly created Critical and Ethical Mental Health Research Group (CEMH) at the Robinson Research […]

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A University of Adelaide review found that compared to men of a healthy weight, obese men were more likely to be infertile, unsuccessful with assisted reproduction and have poor quality DNA in their sperm. Dr Jared Campbell, from the University of Adelaide’s Joanna Briggs Institute, led a review involving 30 research papers about obesity and […]

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