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Monthly Archives: August 2017

WCH/RRI Co-hosted Grand Round: Professor Stephen Tong, Wednesday 13 September

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Travel Story: Kavita Panir

Kavita Panir from the Robinson Research Institute’s Endometriosis Research Group attended the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis in Vancouver, Canada in May 2017. Kavita presented her research on An altered immune environment in microRNA-223 deficient mice may contribute to the development of endometriosis-like lesions. This is what Kavita had to say about her experience: What was […]

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Travel Story: Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson from the Robinson Research Institute’s Placental Development Research Group attended the Frontiers in Reproduction Course in Massachusetts, USA in April-June 2017. Rebecca attended a prestigious 6 week intensive laboratory and lecture course offered to only 20 people worldwide and was invited to present her research on Maternal haemodynamic, placental and renal factors contribute […]

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Media Release: Global group to investigate genetic causes of cerebral palsy

A new international research group has been established to investigate the underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy, spurred on by the discoveries of University of Adelaide researchers. The news comes as the Adelaide team behind the new collaboration has been awarded a $1 million grant to continue its groundbreaking work, from The Tenix and Cerebral Palsy Foundations. […]

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Travel Story: Megan Bater

Megan Bater from the Robinson Research Institute’s Perinatal Health and Child Development Research Group attended the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Conference in Canberra in April 2017. Megan presented her research on Parent concerns for child development amongst preterm graduates of neonatal care in Australia. This is what Megan had to say about […]

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Travel Story: Amy Garrett

Amy Garrett from the Robinson Research Institute’s Perinatal Health and Child Development Research Group attended the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Conference in Canberra in April 2017. Amy presented her research on Neurodevelopmental outcomes in children born to mothers following pregnancy complications. This is what Amy had to say about her experience: What was a highlight […]

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Travel Story: Dr Jessica Grieger

Dr Jessica Grieger from the Robinson Research Institute’s Placental development Research Group attended the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Conference in Canberra in April 2017. Jessica presented her research on Poor metabolic health, irrespective of obesity, increases risk for gestational diabetes and preeclampsia in women participating in the multi-centre, prospective SCOPE cohort. This is […]

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Travel Story: Dr Sonja Frolich

Dr Sonja Frolich from the Robinson Research Institute’s Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Research Group attended the 16th Australian Cell Cycle Meeting: “Cell Cycle, DNA Damage Response & Telomeres” in Sydney in March 2017. Sonja presented her research on Development of automated high-content microscopy-assisted assays for telomere biology. This is what Sonja had to say about her experience: […]

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Research Seminar: Environmental chemical exposures and fetal growth: recent advances and next steps (Dr Kelly Ferguson, 21 September)

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The Conversation: Pregnant women shouldn’t start taking vitamin B3 just yet: reports it prevents miscarriage and birth defects are overblown

Author: Claire Roberts Reports on a new study claim supplementation with vitamin B3 during pregnancy could prevent miscarriages and birth defects. So should all pregnant women start taking B3 supplements? Not so fast. While this is an interesting and well-done study, the researchers didn’t actually give vitamin B3 to any humans, so we need a lot […]

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