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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is a misunderstood disorder. It is even misnamed as women with PCOS do not have cysts. It is linked to reproductive, metabolic and psychological dysfunction. Researchers are making headway to understanding the causes and impacts of PCOS which affects about 10% of adolescents and women (with up to 70% of cases […]

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A digital health platform for endometriosis research and support will be developed by the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute thanks to $1.2 million funding from the Federal Government and Jean Hailes for Women’s Health. This project will harness the collective power of the endometriosis community – patient groups, researchers and clinicians – to deliver […]

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Holly Groome from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Cambridge, UK to attend a Lab Visit with Dr Amanda Sferuzzi-Perri’s team and also to Paris, France to attend the Society for Reproductive Investigation conference where she presented on “Macrophage regulation of decidual vascular remodelling is crucial for pregnancy success in mice”. This is what Holly […]

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Qianhui Wan from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to Lorne, Victoria in February to attend The 40th Annual Lorne Genome Conference and workshops . Qianhui’s presentation was on “Changes in placental DNA methylation across early human pregnancy” and this is what she had to say about her experience. What was a highlight of the travel? Meeting […]

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Hannah Brown, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute and Louise Hull, University of Adelaide If it’s not you, perhaps it’s someone you know. You don’t look infertile, you don’t feel infertile, but after many months (or years) of trying to start a family, followed by several months of monitoring your cycle in a fertility […]

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New research published in The Journal of Physiology indicates shift work exposure in mothers can result in reduced fetal growth and longer pregnancies, even when the shift work is only carried out early in pregnancy. Shift work interferes with normal patterns of sleep activity, eating times and exposure to light. Shift workers are at increased risk of […]

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Research carried out at the University of Adelaide shows that obese women lost more weight and improved their health by fasting intermittently while following a strictly controlled diet. The study, published in the journal Obesity, involved a sample of 88 women following carefully controlled diets over 10 weeks. “Continuously restricting their diet is the main way […]

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