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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Media Release: Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment

Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation’s most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans. The findings, now published in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, reveal that the same […]

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Video Recording: Making babies in the 21st century – Let’s talk about sex!

The RRI hosted the public forum Making babies in the 21st Century – Let’s talk about sex! The video of the event is now available – check it out at the link below.

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GP Forum – Bed, Birth and Beyond

Yesterday, the RRI co-hosted a GP training session in collaboration with Fertility SA at Adelaide Oval titled Bed, Birth and Beyond: Women’s health, conception, pregnancy and further. This high quality women’s health conference, was designed to assist health professionals in improving outcomes for their patients. The program was presented by clinicians, researchers and included a mother […]

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Media Release: Winter conception increases mum’s diabetes risk

Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother. The study – investigating more than 60,000 births in South Australia over a five-year period – is the […]

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The Conversation: Suppressing the immune system won’t improve your chances of conceiving with IVF

Author: Sarah Robertson   It’s common for three or more rounds of IVF (in-vitro fertilisation) treatment to be unsuccessful, that is, to not to result in a pregnancy. The frustration leads many women to seek explanations and investigate alternative options. These may include complementary medicine and other unproven and unsafe medications. One contentious option – sometimes […]

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Media Release: Drug shows promise for preventing preterm birth

Researchers from the University of Adelaide have successfully tested a drug that is showing some early promise in efforts to prevent pre-term birth. The findings, published today (Monday 7 November) in the Nature journal Scientific Reports, are a step forward in understanding the inflammatory mechanisms that lead to pre-term birth and how they can be […]

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The Conversation: Introduce eggs and peanuts early in infants’ diets to reduce the risk of allergies

Author: Merryn Netting, and Katie Allen In the 1970s, when we were in school, food allergies were rare. But Australian children now have the highest rate of food allergy in the world. Up to one in ten infants and two in ten school-aged children have a proven food allergy. In the 14 years to 2012, there […]

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