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The Conversation: Planning a baby? A fertility app won’t necessarily tell you the best time to try

Fertility apps are becoming increasingly popular. From shutterstock.com Jessica Grieger, University of Adelaide and Robert Norman, University of Adelaide In years gone by, women would rely on the calendar on the wall to work out when their next menstrual cycle might occur. They would look to physical signs to tell them when they might be […]

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The Conversation: Miscarriages affect 1 in 6 pregnancies. We need better investigations and treatments

Louise Hull, University of Adelaide and Dee McCormack, University of Adelaide A miscarriage is a devastating event. Those who experience them are suddenly and unexpectedly robbed of the promise of new life and the dream of an expanded family. The emotional toll can be even greater if conception was delayed, or if fertility treatments were […]

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Media Release: Does growth before baby alter allergy risk in humans?

It is increasingly clear that genetics alone do not explain risks of developing allergies, and that environmental exposures before and around birth can program individuals to increased or decreased risk of allergies. Restricted growth before birth in preclinical studies appears to protect the offspring against allergic responses. However, whether prenatal growth predicts subsequent risk of […]

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2018 RRI Annual Report

We are pleased to release our 2018 Annual Report. Click here to view the report At the Robinson Research Institute, our 380+ scientists, clinicians and students work collaboratively to comprehensively address how to establish a healthy start to life for all children. This report showcases the science and clinical research being undertaken across the Institute, […]

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Recording available – Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture by Prof David Haig

Professor David Haig from Harvard University presented the 2019 Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: When fetal and maternal interests collide – an evolutionary conundrum.           You can now view the recording of his fascinating lecture – synopsis below. There is an intrinsic assumption that what is good for a […]

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Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture (7 August)

This lecture series features international research and policy leaders tackling grand challenges in early life health. We are delighted to announce that Professor David Haig from Harvard University will present this year’s Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on: When fetal and maternal interests collide – an evolutionary conundrum. Wednesday 7 August; 5.30 – 7.00pm Wine & canapés […]

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Media Release: Holidays disrupt drug routines of children with diabetes

Children with type 1 diabetes find it difficult to adhere to their drug routines during school holidays and weekends. Holiday distractions cause a 20% reduction in adherence to taking medications that assist managing their condition and other associated conditions, which may have serious consequences for their health. “The research, published in the journal Archives of […]

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Seeking adolescent girls with PCOS

Adolescent girls (aged 14-19 years) with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) We need your help! We are seeking adolescent girls with PCOS to help us design useful health information. We are experts in PCOS, but not in how adolescent girls like to get their information. Learn more – you will be reimbursed for your time.

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Public Forum: The PCOS Q&A (Wed 15 May)

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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Media Release: $1.2 million for community-led endometriosis research and support

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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