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Media Release: Fertility Week (12-18 October)

Fertility Week (12 to 18 October) focuses on the impact that age has on fertility in Australia and around the world. In the face of drastically falling fertility rates the world is facing the prospect of declining populations. In 2017 Australia’s fertility rate – the average number of children a woman gives birth to – […]

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Media Release: Study confirms genetic link in cerebral palsy

An international research team including the University of Adelaide has found further evidence that rare gene mutations can cause cerebral palsy, findings which could lead to earlier diagnosis and new treatments for this devastating movement disorder. In the study published in the journal Nature Genetics  researchers employed gene sequencing to examine the DNA of 250 cerebral palsy families, […]

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Media Release: Adelaide has key role in COVID-19 Vaccine Human Trials

University of Adelaide researchers are playing a leading role in the human trials of Australia’s first needle-free, gene-based COVID-19 vaccine. The extended phase 1 human trial will evaluate a COVID-19 gene-based vaccine called COVIGEN, developed by BioNet and Technovalia. The study is led by Professor Nicholas Wood from the University of Sydney and the Vax4COVID Alliance, which […]

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Recording available – Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture by Prof Jonathan Carapetis

Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM from Telethon Kids Institute presented the 2020 Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: The New Closing the Gap Agreement – Implications for research You can now view the recording of his lecture – synopsis below. The ink is now dry on the new National Agreement on Closing the Gap. This […]

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Media Release: Negative Impacts of Cannabis Use During Pregnancy

The use of cannabis during pregnancy leads to poorer health outcomes for babies, according to research from The University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute. Published in the Medical Journal of Australia , the study found that continued use of cannabis at 15 weeks of pregnancy was associated with significantly lower birthweight, head circumference, birth length, and gestational […]

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Media Release: $3 million for Congenital Heart Disease Research

More than $3 million has been awarded to the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute to identify the predisposing conditions and potentially modifiable factors that can substantially reduce the risk of congenital heart defects. The funding is from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Cardiovascular Health Mission  to boost research into heart disease and stroke. […]

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Media Release: $300,000 Awarded to SA Diabetes Researchers

Before the world had heard of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was another pandemic spreading globally with insidious stealth, at an ever-increasing rate – diabetes.  Globally, there are 415 million people living with diabetes and this disease is the fastest growing chronic health condition in the world today. Without significant change, by 2040 it is estimated […]

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Media Release: Fears children’s immunisation rates will drop

There are fears parents will skip vital vaccinations for their children and that there may be disease outbreaks,because parents are concerned about taking their children to their GP during the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows new findings from the University of Adelaide that only one third of parents are aware of the recommendation that children should be […]

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