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Monthly Archives: October 2017

The Conversation: Five ways to help parents cope with the trauma of stillbirth

Millions of women around the world are estimated to be living with depressive symptoms after stillbirth. from www.shutterstock.com Authors: Vicki Flenady, The University of Queensland; Aleena Wojcieszek, The University of Queensland; David Ellwood, Griffith University; Fran Boyle, The University of Queensland; Jonathan Morris, University of Sydney, and Philippa Middleton, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute […]

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Travel Story: Louise Robertson

Louise Robertson from the Robinson Research Institute attended Genome Engineering: The CRISPR-Cas Revolution Conference and a mouse CRISPR technology meeting in New York, USA in July 2017. Louise presented her work, Expanding the toolkit for mouse genome editing: Analysis of CRISPR variants with different PAM recognition. This is what Louise had to say about her […]

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Travel Story: Dr Jimmy Breen

Dr Jimmy Breen from the Robinson Research Institute’s Bioinformatics Core Facility attended BioC2017 and the Bioconductor Developer Day in Boston, USA and the Human Placenta Project Meeting at the USA National Institute of Health Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland in July. Jimmy presented his work, msgbsR: an R package for analysing methylation-sensitive genotyping-by-sequencing data at BioC2017. […]

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Public Forum: Hot topics in allergy (22 Nov)

You’re invited to the free public forum….Hot topics in allergy Allergic diseases, including food allergy and eczema are on the rise, providing cause for concern in families across Australia. So what is causing this and what is happening to combat this rise? Hosted by the Robinson Research Institute and Healthy Development Adelaide, attendees will hear […]

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Video now available – Making Babies in the 21st Century

The RRI hosted the 5th annual Making Babies in the 21st Century public forum last week in the University’s Adelaide Health and Medical Science Building. This event was hosted by Amanda Blair and featured the following presenters: Louise Johnson – Your Fertility Potential – helping people to conceive and have a healthy baby Prof Rob […]

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The Conversation: How childhood trauma changes our hormones, and thus our mental health, into adulthood

Authors: Sarah Baracz and Femke Buisman-Pijlman Early life trauma can affect our hormone systems for the rest of our lives. from www.shutterstock.com Exposure to traumatic experiences in childhood can have a negative impact on the development of the brain when it’s most vulnerable. Cases of childhood maltreatment are more common than reported; conservative estimates show over 45,000 […]

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