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Travel Story: Dr Lisa Yelland

Dr Lisa Yelland from the Robinson Research Institute’s Obesity in Pregnancy group attended the LIMIT/UPBEAT International Collaboration Alliance Workshop in France. Lisa presented her research on the topic Statistical Analysis of the LIMIT Trial   This is what Lisa had to say about her experience: What was a highlight of the conference? I ran an […]

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Travel Story: Dr Tamara Varcoe

Dr Tamara Varcoe from the Robinson Research Institute’s Circadian Physiology group attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2014 in Melbourne. Tamara presented on her research Circadian regulation of reproduction: from gamete to offspring. This is what Tamara had to say about her experience: What […]

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Travel Story: Dr Lisa Moran

Dr Lisa Moran from the Robinson Research Institute’s Obesity in Pregnancy group attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2014 in Melbourne. Lisa presented on her research Vitamin D is independently associated with depression and inflammation in overweight women with and without PCOS. This is […]

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Travel Story: Dr Jonathan McGuane

Dr Jonathan McGuane from the Robinson Research Institute’s Endometriosis group attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2014 in Melbourne. Jonathan presented on the topic Is TGFB1 a potential therapeutic target in endometriosis? This is what Jonathan had to say about his experience: What was […]

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Travel Story: Xuan Sun

Xuan Sun from the Robinson Research Institute’s Breast Biology and Cancer group attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2014 in Melbourne. Xuan presented on her research The role of CCL2 in mammary gland development and cancer. This is what Xuan had to say about […]

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Travel Story: Dr Tod Fullston

Dr Tod Fullston from the Robinson Research Institute’s Gamete & Embryo Biology group attended the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Endocrine Society of Australia and the Society for Reproductive Biology 2014 in Melbourne. Tod presented on the topic A male offspring sub-fertility phenotype induced by a mouse model of paternal obesity is exacerbated by the […]

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Pregnancy in women with kidney disease

Female patients in the advanced stages of kidney failure are warned about the risk that pregnancy poses to mother and baby. For these women, becoming pregnant is unlikely, and if pregnancy occurs it can be medically challenging and complicated. So when Dr Shilpa Jesudason, who is a principal researcher in the Transplantation Group, began to assess the […]

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The role of Hyaluronan in chemotherapy resistance of ovarian cancer

Hyaluronan (HA) – a sugar molecule that is a major component of the extracellular matrix – is widely understood to bolster tumour growth as well as drug resistance to cancer. When Dr Carmela Ricciardelli was investigating the effect of chemotherapy on HA production in ovarian cancer cells, her findings were almost paradoxical: the cancer treatment was triggering […]

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Essential actions for macrophages in pregnancy

As part of her PhD, Dr Alison Care published illuminating new research identifying the role that macrophages – a specialised subset of immune cells – play in establishing successful pregnancy. Together with Professor Sarah Robertson and the Reproductive Immunology Group, Alison used a mouse model to demonstrate that the depletion of macrophages in early stages of pregnancy […]

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Visualising the surface of the lung to treat cystic fibrosis

A decade ago, Associate Professor David Parsons saw images of beetle airway walls generated by X-rays from a synchrotron and was intrigued by their definition and clarity. David, who is Chief Medical Scientist in the Department of Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital, wondered whether the synchrotron could be used to closely examine […]

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