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Monthly Archives: August 2016

The Conversation: Why males are more likely to die from conception to old age

Author: Claire Roberts Sexual inequality begins in the womb, but not in the way you might think. In a study of more than 574,000 births in South Australia between 1981 and 2011, we found boys are more likely to be born preterm and the risk is greater for boys the earlier the birth. Mothers expecting boys […]

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Media Release: New technique takes guesswork out of IVF embryo selection

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have successfully trialled a new technique that could aid the process of choosing the “best” embryo for implantation, helping to boost the chances of pregnancy success from the very first IVF cycle. The research – published today in the journal Molecular Reproduction and Development – has used highly advanced […]

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The Conversation: Emerging infertility treatment could be a less invasive and cheaper alternative to IVF

  Authors: Jeremy Thompson, Robert Gilchrist and William Ledger In-vitro fertilisation (IVF) has helped infertile couples start families for more than 35 years. But while the technology has evolved, it remains an expensive, invasive process that can have significant side-effects. Our team of Australian and Belgian medical scientists have developed an infertility treatment that could result in […]

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Event invite: Prof Fiona Stanley to present Lloyd Cox lecture

We are delighted to announce that Professor Fiona Stanley will present this year’s Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: Before the bough breaks: guarding the future of our children with data and research. Event Details Date Tuesday 6 September Time 6:00pm – 7:00pm (wine & canapés from 5:30pm) Location The Bragg’s Lecture Theatre, University […]

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Video available: From little things, big things grow

Professor Rob Norman presented the second in the series of Robinson Research Institute / Women’s and Children’s Hospital co-hosted Grand Rounds on the topic: From little things, big things grow – the importance of health around conception. Watch the recording of Professor Norman’s presentation.  

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Just released! 2015 RRI Annual Report

We are pleased to release our 2015 Annual Report. Click here to view the report.         Our Annual Report showcases the brilliant science and clinical research being undertaken across the Robinson Research Institute, and features: Our Research Priorities – where we focus our collective effort, and the achievements we’ve made in tackling ‘big’ research challenges […]

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The Conversation: How old is too old for a safe pregnancy?

Author: Hannah Brown   This week, an Australian woman delivered a baby at the age of 62 after having in vitro fertilisation (IVF) abroad. Few women can naturally conceive a baby later in life without the help of IVF – and these are rarely first pregnancies. These women go through menopause later, and have lower risks […]

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