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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: $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: 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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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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