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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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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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Media Release: Metabolic syndrome increases risk of pregnancy complications

Research led by the University of Adelaide shows that metabolic syndrome in pregnant women increases their risk for pregnancy complications including preeclampsia and gestational diabetes by 2-4 times. Published in the journal PLOS Medicine the research assessed maternal metabolic health at 15 weeks’ gestation in 5530 women in the international SCOPE Study based at the […]

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Media Release: Obesity intervention needed before pregnancy

New research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute supports the need for dietary and lifestyle interventions before overweight and obese women become pregnant. The researchers have reported the results of a large study of birth outcomes in more than 500 overweight or obese women from three public maternity units in Adelaide, Australia in The Lancet Diabetes […]

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Media Release: New technique promises more accurate genomes

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new technique that will aid in a more accurate reconstruction of human genomes by determining the exact sections of the genome that come from each parent. The new technique, published today in the journal Nature Biotechnology, will also allow researchers to identify further complexity within any type of […]

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Media Release: Global study finds youngest in class more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD

A new global study involving the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute has found that children who are the youngest in their classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) than their older classmates. The research, led by Curtin University and published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, systematically […]

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Media Release: Summit on Global Mental Health Sparks Critical Response from Service-Users and Rights-Groups

Mental health service-users, rights-groups and professionals advise caution before implementing a ‘scaling up” of mental health care globally. On October 9th and 10th, 2018, World Mental Health Day, the UK government hosted a Global Mental Health Ministerial Summit with the intention of laying out a course of action to implement mental health policies globally. In […]

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Media Release: Unexpected outcomes sound warning for treatment of genetic diseases using gene editing in embryos

New research led by the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI) and the University of Adelaide has uncovered a significant hurdle for realising the potential benefits of gene editing in embryos. The team, led by Professor Paul Thomas, investigated North American research published last year that seemed to demonstrate that gene editing in human […]

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Media Release: Stem cell research for cystic fibrosis leaps forward

The fight against cystic fibrosis (CF) has taken a major step forward, with pioneering research by University of Adelaide scientists showing that cells causing the debilitating genetic disorder could be successfully replaced with healthy ones. The research published in the journal Stem Cell Research and Therapy applies cell transplantation therapy, normally used in bone marrow transplants to […]

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Media Release: New projects to boost cancer treatment and mineral recovery

The University of Adelaide is involved in two new industry-led projects – in new cancer treatments and mineral recovery – announced by the Australian Government at the University’s North Terrace campus today. A project developing advanced cancer immunotherapies will receive $2,079,000; and another project aiming to develop an in-situ recovery process to extract copper and […]

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