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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Congratulations to the following RRI members for being awarded NHMRC Project Grants – commencing in 2019: Prof Jodie Dodd: The First 1,000 Days: in-utero and early life exposures and their contribution to child obesity $2,426,050 Prof Rebecca Robker: A therapy to restore health of gametes from older males and females seeking pregnancy $1,106,080 Dr Luke […]

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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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Up to half of stillbirths happen unexpectedly and a clear cause is never identified. from Vicki Flenady, The University of Queensland; Adrienne Gordon, University of Sydney; Caroline Homer, Burnet Institute; David Ellwood, Griffith University; Jonathan Morris, University of Sydney, and Philippa Middleton, South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute Six Australian babies are stillborn […]

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It’s not just women who need to consider their age when planning a family. rawpixel Author: Sarah Robertson, University of Adelaide Women are regularly reminded of their ticking biological clock. It turns out men should also pay attention to age when it comes to having a family. A new study published today in the British Medical […]

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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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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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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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