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Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Conversation: Explainer – what is cystic fibrosis and how is it treated?

Authors: Martin Donnelley and David Parsons Cystic fibrosis (CF) affects around 3,000 people in Australia and 70,000 worldwide. It’s an inherited disease caused by a mutation in a single gene called CFTR. This gene defect means the protein it produces, also called CFTR, is absent or does not function correctly. This disturbs the salt balance in most […]

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Video now available: Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture

We were thrilled to welcome Professor Fiona Stanley (AC, FAA, FASSA) to the RRI to present the annual Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: Before the Bough Breaks – Data and research to guard our children’s future. If you were unable to attend, below is the recording – please feel free to share.

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Media Release: Steroid treatment for IVF problems may do more harm than good

Researchers at the University of Adelaide are urging doctors and patients to refrain from using a specific steroid treatment to treat infertility in women unless clinically indicated, because of its links to miscarriage, preterm birth and birth defects. Writing in the journal Human Reproduction, researchers from the University’s Robinson Research Institute, led by Professor Sarah […]

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