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Media Release: Food for thought – diet linked to asthma severity in pregnancy

A University of Adelaide study has found asthmatic women who eat a high-fat, high-sugar diet are more likely to have uncontrolled asthma while pregnant. Dr Jessica Grieger from the University’s Robinson Research Institute says diet is important for all women planning to start a family but it’s even more essential for women with asthma. “Asthma […]

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Event audio: Peri-conception planning to protect pregnancy & infant health

Last night the Institute teamed up with Healthy Development Adelaide to co-host the public forum Peri-conception planning to protect pregnancy & infant health. Chaired by Professor Ray Rodgers, the event featured four fantastic presenters: Professor Claire Roberts: What women can do to optimise their health during pregnancy & that of their baby Associate Professor Rebecca […]

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Media Release: First screening test for common pregnancy complications

University of Adelaide reproductive experts have developed the world’s first screening test which can predict a woman’s risk of developing one or more of the four common pregnancy complications. Researchers at the University’s Robinson Research Institute have developed algorithms (or calculations) that combine subtle variations in DNA sequences in genes involved in placental development with clinical, socioeconomic, […]

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Media Release: How your sex life may influence endometriosis

Researchers are a step closer to understanding the risk factors associated with endometriosis thanks to a new University of Adelaide study. Dr Jonathan McGuane, from the University’s Robinson Research Institute, says they discovered, for the first time, an association between contact with seminal fluid and the development of endometriosis. “In laboratory studies, our research found that […]

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