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We were thrilled to welcome Professor Fiona Stanley (AC, FAA, FASSA) to the RRI to present the annual Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: Before the Bough Breaks – Data and research to guard our children’s future. If you were unable to attend, below is the recording – please feel free to share.

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Researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging doctors and patients to refrain from using a specific steroid treatment to treat infertility in women unless clinically indicated, because of its links to miscarriage, preterm birth and birth defects. Writing in the journal Human Reproduction, researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute, led by Professor Sarah […]

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Author: Claire Roberts Sexual inequality begins in the womb, but not in the way you might think. In a study of more than 574,000 births in South Australia between 1981 and 2011, we found boys are more likely to be born preterm and the risk is greater for boys the earlier the birth. Mothers expecting boys […]

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Researchers at the University of Adelaide have successfully trialled a new technique that could aid the process of choosing the “best” embryo for implantation, helping to boost the chances of pregnancy success from the very first IVF cycle. The research – published today in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development – has used highly advanced […]

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  Authors: Jeremy Thompson, Robert Gilchrist and William Ledger In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has helped infertile couples start families for more than 35 years. But while the technology has evolved, it remains an expensive, invasive process that can have significant side-effects. Our team of Australian and Belgian medical scientists have developed an infertility treatment that could result in […]

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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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