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Temp jobs linked to childlessness for women

Professor Vivienne Moore and colleagues have found that the likelihood of a woman remaining childless at age 35 increases with each year spent in a temporary position. “This is an important topic to study because the majority of people living in Western countries want to have children as part of leading a fulfilling life,” Vivienne […]

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Caesarean births don’t prevent children developing cerebral palsy

The long-held belief caesarean deliveries prevent the development of cerebral palsy in children has been debunked by researcher E/Prof Alastair MacLennan and colleagues. The Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group, based at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute, analysed all published studies involving more than 3,800 cerebral palsy cases and almost 1.7 million healthy children. […]

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Born Too Soon

Thank you to all who attended Tuesday nights public forum, Born Too Soon. Robinson Institute researchers are striving to understand the causes of preterm birth, to improve prospects for preterm babies, and ultimately to find a prevention. Attendees were treated to four inspiring presentations all tackling preterm birth from a different angle. To listen to […]

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Gene linked to common intellectual disability

A/Prof Cheryl Shoubridge has taken a step forward in unravelling the causes of a commonly inherited intellectual disability, finding that a genetic mutation leads to a reduction in certain proteins in the brain. ARX is among the top four types of intellectual disability linked to the X-chromosome in males. So far, 115 families, including many […]

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2014 RANZCOG Indigenous Women’s Health Meeting

The Robinson Institute is a proud sponsor of the 2014 RANZCOG Indigenous Women’s Health Meeting. Register your attendance today! The deadline for abstract submissions is Monday 18 November 2013. Event Details 2 – 4 May 2014 Adelaide Convention Centre Visit the conference website to register your attendance, submit an abstract and for further information.

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