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Monthly Archives: December 2013

Robinson Institute Christmas Shutdown

The Robinson Institute will close for Christmas from COB Tuesday 24 December 2013 until Wednesday 1 January 2014. For urgent enquiries please contact Kate Irving: 0419 820 071.

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Media Release: Caution to pregnant women on red meat – diabetes link

Pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant can make use of the summer holiday season to adjust their diets and reduce the risk of gestational diabetes, according to researchers at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Institute. The recommendation comes at a time when there is increasing evidence to suggest that red meat is linked […]

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Cerebral Palsy Blame

The cerebral palsies are a heterogeneous group of non-progressive developmental disorders affecting movement and posture. Their prevalence of 2–2.5 per 1000 births has changed little since cerebral palsy registers began 57 years ago, despite a sixfold increase in caesarean birth. They are heterogeneous in clinical type, in brain imaging pathology, in their association with other […]

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Science Stories: Quality control in protein production ensures normal brain development

In 2013 the Robinson Institute’s Jozef Gecz published two studies reporting on a critical quality control process known as ‘NMD’ in regulating brain development. The papers are important not only because they shed light on how some cases of intellectual disability and other brain disorders develop, but also due to broader implications relating to how […]

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Giving Tuesday: Every parent hopes to give birth to a healthy and happy baby

  For 1 in 10, their baby will be born premature – that’s 15 million babies worldwide per year. Babies born too soon are at greater risk of health problems which may include blindness, deafness, cerebral palsy, learning and developmental disabilities, and even death. Some parents cannot hold their newborn, and extremely premature babies will spend more than […]

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