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Research Seminar: Role of toll-like receptors in perinatal brain injury (Prof Carina Mallard, 6 December)

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The Conversation: Five ways to help parents cope with the trauma of stillbirth

Millions of women around the world are estimated to be living with depressive symptoms after stillbirth. from www.shutterstock.com Authors: Vicki Flenady, The University of Queensland; Aleena Wojcieszek, The University of Queensland; David Ellwood, Griffith University; Fran Boyle, The University of Queensland; Jonathan Morris, University of Sydney, and Philippa Middleton, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute […]

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Travel Story: Kavita Panir

Kavita Panir from the Robinson Research Institute’s Endometriosis Research Group attended the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis in Vancouver, Canada in May 2017. Kavita presented her research on An altered immune environment in microRNA-223 deficient mice may contribute to the development of endometriosis-like lesions. This is what Kavita had to say about her experience: What was […]

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Just released: 2016 Annual Report

  Our 2016 Annual Report showcases the world-leading science and clinical research being undertaken across the Institute by our 380+ members, who strive to improve the health and well-being of children and families around the globe.           Significant achievements in 2016 include: Establishing the B Part of It study in partnership with Glaxo […]

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The Conversation: Human embryo CRISPR advances science but let’s focus on ethics, not world first

Just because we can edit genes in human embryos, should we? Author: Hannah Brown Following early reports last week that scientists had edited the DNA of human embryos, American researchers have now published their much anticipated paper in the journal Nature. The human embryos used in the research were created using eggs collected from healthy women […]

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The Conversation: What is ‘cognitive reserve’? How can we protect our brains from memory loss and dementia

Author: Michael Ridding As we get older we have a greater risk of developing impairments in areas of cognitive function – such as memory, reasoning and verbal ability. We also have a greater risk of dementia, which is what we call cognitive decline that interferes with daily life. The trajectory of this cognitive decline can vary […]

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Free public forum: Good sleep matters

Wednesday 26 July; 5:30pm – 7:30pm; AHMS Building – registrations essential We feel better after a good nights sleep, feeling more alert, rested and functional. Sleep plays a vital restorative function which is important for many facets of the human body, and is extremely important in children and adolescents for achieving life-long health. However, not […]

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Recording – Pregnancy complications: Prevention is better than cure

Professor Claire Roberts presented today’s RRI co-hosted Grand Rounds at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital on the topic Pregnancy complications: Prevention is better than cure. Watch the recording of her presentation below.

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Media Release: 100-year-old fertility technique reduces need for IVF

Infertile couples have a major opportunity to achieve a successful pregnancy without the need for IVF, thanks to new research into a 100-year-old medical technique. The now lesser known technique – which involves flushing the woman’s fallopian tubes with an iodised poppy seed oil – has been proven to have significant benefits for fertility, according […]

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The International Cerebral Palsy Genomics Consortium

                The Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group, based at the RRI under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Alastair MacLennan and Professor Jozef Gecz, recently established the International Cerebral Palsy Genomics Consortium (ICPGC), which held its first meeting this week in Adelaide. Alastair and Jozef’s group leads the field in demonstrating that cerebral […]

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