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Dad’s obesity could be inherited by multiple generations

New research shows that the sperm of obese fathers could increase the risk of both their children and their grandchildren to inherit obesity. In laboratory studies, researchers have found that molecular signals in the sperm of obese fathers can lead to obesity and diabetes-like symptoms in two generations of offspring, even though the offspring are […]

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The Conversation: We need palliative care for babies facing certain death

Author: Dominic Wilkinson   In Australia, there are approximately 1,200 infants who die every year before their first birthday, most in the first days or weeks of life. But there are no palliative care services available to these babies or support for their families. While some of these infants die suddenly and without warning, for about […]

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Free Public Seminar: Stem Cell Therapy for Neurological Disease

When: Monday 12 August Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm Where: Braggs Lecture Theatre, The Braggs Building, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus Click here to view map Click here to register   Stem Cell Therapy for Neurological Disease Stem cells have been found in most organs of the adult human body. They have the potential to self-renew or multiply, and to regenerate […]

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Immune cells essential to establishing pregnancy

Professor Sarah Robertson shows for the first time that immune cells known as macrophages are critical to fertility by creating a healthy hormone environment in the uterus. Laboratory studies have shown that macrophages play an essential role in production of the hormone progesterone, which is crucial for embryo implantation and the initiation of pregnancy. “Previous […]

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