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Robinson Institute in the Finals of the Young Investigator Award!

Dr Michael O’Callaghan has reached the finals for the 2012 Young Investigator Award for his research into cerebral palsy. Michael was nominated as the fetal and maternal candidate for his research, which looked at common genetic variations as possible causes of cerebral palsy. Michael’s study was the largest of its type in the world with […]

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Peter Couche Foundation Wine Dinner

Peter Couche Foundation Wine Dinner 1st November 2012 Peter Couche was a successful stockbroker and father of three who suffered a stroke at age 40 (over 20 years ago) which left him with locked-in syndrome. Peter established the Peter Couche Foundation which proudly supports world leading adult stem cell (non-embryonic) research designed to regenerate and […]

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Children’s Research Centre join Robinson Institute

The Robinson Institute cordially welcome the Children’s Research Centre! The Children’s Research Centre specialises in: Diabetes Immunology Bone Growth Public and Mental Health Sleep and Respiratory Neuromotor Development   The Robinson Institute now houses:                

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Over $30k raised for Don’t Speak – Silence for Stroke 2012

The Robinson Institute are delighted to announce that over $30k has been raised for the Peter Couche Foundation’s Don’t Speak – Silence for Stroke event 2012. Here’s one fundraiser’s experience of taking part in the Don’t Speak 2012 event! Andrew Brown, Dealer Principal, Adrian Brien Automotive “Rather than be silent for an hour today I set myself […]

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Almost $30,000 raised for Stroke Research!

  Hundreds of people all over the world are not speaking today for one hour (September 14th 2012) in order to raise awareness and funds for stroke research at the Robinson Institute, University of Adelaide.     Don’t Speak – Silence for Stroke was an event started by the Peter Couche Foundation. Peter Couche suffered […]

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Don’t Speak – Silence for Stroke 14th September 2012

Don’t Speak – Silence for Stroke 14th September 2012 What would your life be like if you couldn’t speak? What if you couldn’t express an opinion. Ask a question. Tell your children you love them. Peter Couche – and thousands of Australians like him – know. Every 10 minutes someone in Australia has a stroke. Some are […]

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Dr Hannah Brown: 2012 Winner of I’m A Scientist Get Me Out of Here!

Dr Hannah Brown from the Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology is the 2012 winner of the Australian-wide competition I’m A Scientist Get Me Out of Here! Congratulations Hannah! Hannah has competed for two weeks in the ORGAN ZONE against other high profile scientists. In order to view Hannah’s profile and see some of the questions that she was […]

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Robinson Institute in the Finals!

The Robinson Institute’s Dr Hannah Brown has scientifically engaged her way to the finals of I’m A Scientist Get Me Out of Here! Hannah has answered a huge range of questions which can be viewed on her profile and has beaten some other fantastic researchers in the competition to claim a spot in the finals. […]

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45 Years in the Business

Do you want to know how it feels to work in research, specifically obstetrics and gynaecology, for 45 years?! If so, read Professor Alastair MacLennan’s interview, and reflection, on 45 years of working in the field in the Medical Journal of Australia.

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Why Yawns are Contagious

Dr Hannah Brown, aka Dr ScienceLover, has been in I’m A Scientist Organ Zone for just over a week. Hannah has had some great questions – one of which was ‘why are yawns contagious?’ Hannah gave a great answer and here it is! “Everybody yawns — from unborn babies to the oldest great-grandparent. Animals do it, […]

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