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Media Release: Preterm children’s brains can catch up years later

There’s some good news for parents of preterm babies – latest research from the University of Adelaide shows that by the time they become teenagers, the brains of many preterm children can perform almost as well as those born at term. A study conducted by the University’s Robinson Research Institute has found that as long […]

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Travel Story: Noor Alia Lokman – PhD Candidate

Noor Alia Lokman from the Robinson Research Institute’s Ovarian Cancer Group attended the Metastasis Research Society 15th International Biennial Congress Noor presented a poster on the topic Annexin A2 a potential prognostic marker for serous ovarian cancer promotes ovarian cancer metastasis. This is what Noor had to say about her experience:   Q. What was […]

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Travel Story: Amy Wooldridge – PhD Candidate

Amy Wooldridge from the Robinson Research Institute’s Pregnancy and Development Group, attended the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 18th Annual Conference, the Fetal and Neonatal Workshop (FNW) and the 2014 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Conference. Amy presented on the topic: Effect of placental restriction and late maternal methyl supplementation […]

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Travel Story: Dr Luke Grzeskowiak – Early Career Fellow

Dr Luke Grzeskowiak from the Robinson Research Institute’s Pregnancy and Development Group, attended the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) 18th Annual Conference and the 2014 Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) Conference.     Luke presented at both conferences on the following topics: Prenatal antidepressant exposure and impact on duration of […]

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Media Release: Midwives can deliver improved health literacy to patients

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have shown new media technologies such as smart phone apps may be an effective means of improving health outcomes for new mothers and their babies. A health communication study at a South Australian hospital found that midwives are already trying to raise the level of health literacy among their […]

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Science Stories: A new approach to improve IVF success

At least 1 in 6 Australian couples experience infertility and now 4% of children are conceived by IVF – and this number is on the rise. Age is the largest cause of infertility and increasingly women are having children later in life, and turning to IVF. However, IVF is not a magic solution that works […]

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Travel Story: Jessica Laurence – PhD Candidate

Jessica Laurence from the Robinson Research Institute’s Placental Development Group attended three consecutive conferences in Perth during April: Fetal and Neonatal workshop (FNW), Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) conference and the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) conference. Jessica’s abstract was accepted at the FNW as an oral presentation on the […]

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