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Stem Cell Tourism – how far would you go?

If faced with an incurable disease or disability, would you travel overseas for an experimental treatment? Many Australians already go abroad for dental work, cosmetic surgery and IVF services which can be more expensive or unavailable here. Now, stem cell therapy is increasingly on offer in many countries, including China, Germany and India.  Is Australia […]

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Seminar: Developmental Overnutrition

With Debbie Lawlor, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Bristol, UK The association between pregnancy diabetes and having a heavier and fatter baby has been recognised for many decades. There is good evidence that the mechanisms underlying this association are the free transfer of glucose across the placenta, which results in ‘overnutrition’ of the developing fetus […]

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Couple sought for Pregnancy Study

A diagnostic test is being developed by the Robinson Institute that will identify couples at high risk of pregnancy problems, helping to alleviate complications that occur in 20% of first pregnancies. The study sought couples planning to become pregnant, or those less than 12 weeks pregnant. Couples involved in the study underwent a blood test […]

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Australia Day honour for cerebral palsy researcher

Professor Alastair MacLennan has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for his 40 years’ work in women’s and children’s health, in particular unravelling the causes of cerebral palsy. The 2009 South Australian Scientist of the Year for Public Good has an international reputation for leading the world’s largest research group into the […]

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IVF breakthrough to hit the world market

Research from the Robinson Institute has achieved a major breakthrough in IVF technology that is expected to  help millions of women around the world who have suffered previous miscarriages after IVF treatment. Professor Sarah Robertson, Co-Director of the Robinson Institute’s Research Centre for Reproductive Health, has partnered with a Danish company to develop a product […]

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Funding success for the Robinson Institute!

Robinson Institute researchers have been awarded over $14 million in project funding and fellowships to help tackle some of the country’s most serious health problems, including breast cancer, stroke, indigenous health, diabetes, pregnancy and fertility. Professor Julie Owens, has been awarded the University of Adelaide’s largest single project grant from the National Health and Medical Research Council of $891,732 to […]

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Uncorked at the National Wine Centre – supporting the Robinson Foundation

Show your support for the research of the Robinson Institute and enjoy fabulous wines at the National Wine Centre’s “Uncorked” event on: Date: Friday 3rd December 2010 Time: Commences 4:30pm – ENTRY FREE Wine Maker: Tim Adams Venue: National Wine Centre of Australia, Hackney Road, Adelaide 50c from each glass and $3 from each bottle […]

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