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Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found. Led by University of Adelaide researchers, in collaboration with Flinders Medical Centre, and published in the journal Obesity Surgery, the study is […]

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Author: Sarah Robertson The act of penetrative sex has evolved over millions of years as a mechanism to deliver sperm to eggs and initiate pregnancy. But there’s more to sex than just the meeting of two sets of genes. The ‘What’s the point of sex?’ series examines biological, physical and social aspects of sex and gender. […]

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Ella Green from the Robinson Research Institute’s Reproductive Immunology Research Group attended the International Congress of Immunology in Melbourne and its satellite symposium Inflammation in Reproduction, Pregnancy and Development (IRPD) in Cairns in August 2016. Ella presented her research on Regulatory T cell abundance and phenotype in pregnancy – a novel role for progesterone potentially independent […]

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Dr Rebecca Thomson from the Robinson Research Institute’s Diabetes Research Group attended the Nutrition Society of Australia 2016 Annual Scientific Meeting in Melbourne in November 2016. Rebecca presented her research on Are pregnant women meeting the Australian Dietary guidelines? A comparison of maternal pregnancy diets in women with and without type 1 diabetes. This is what […]

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Dr Martin Donnelley from the Robinson Research Institute’s Cystic Fibrosis Research Group attended the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference in Florida, USA in October 2016. Martin presented his research on Direct x-ray measurement of airway surface health in animal models: an update on the state-of-the-art. This is what Martin had to say about his experience: […]

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Kavita Panir from the Robinson Research Institute’s Endometriosis Research Group attended the Society for Reproductive Biology Annual Scientific Meeting in Gold Coast in August 2016. 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 […]

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Renae Fernandez from the Robinson Research Institute’s Life Course and Intergenerational Health Research Group attended the International Symposium of Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace (RHICOH) in Barcelona, Spain in September 2016. Renae presented her research on Application of a shift work job-exposure matrix to investigate occupational differences in women’s accessing of fertility treatment and infertility […]

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Dr Sonja Frolich from the Robinson Research Institute’s Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Research Group attended the QMB Cancer Biology Meeting in New Zealand in August 2016. Sonja was invited to give a talk on Development of automated high-content microscopy-assisted assays for telomere biology. This is what Sonja had to say about her experience: What was […]

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Dr Tina Bianco-Miotto from the Robinson Research Institute’s Placental Development Research Group attended the Australian and New Zealand Placental Research Association (ANZPRA) Satellite Meeting and the Joint meetings of Joint Annual Scientific Meetings of the Endocrine Society of Australia, the Society for Reproductive Biology in Gold Coast in August 2016. Tina was invited to give […]

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Dr John Schjenken from the Robinson Research Institute’s Reproductive Immunology Research Group attended the Joint Annual Scientific Meetings of the Endocrine Society of Australia, the Society for Reproductive Biology in Gold Coast in August 2016. John presented his research on Unknown sperm-associated TLR4 ligands act as signalling molecules in the female reproductive tract at coitus. […]

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