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Media Release: Research into building blocks of conception earns awardImportant discoveries in reproductive biology and understanding the underlying mechanisms that control ovarian function could help infertile couples conceive.
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Dr Rebecca Robker

Media Release: Message to parents: babies don't 'start from scratch'There's now overwhelming evidence that a child's future health is influenced by more than just their parents' genetic material, and that children born of unhealthy parents will already be pre-programmed for greater risk of poor health.
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Professor Sarah Robertson

Media Release: Treatment does not prevent pre-eclampsia, pregnancy lossAn anti-blood clotting treatment that has been used for more than 20 years to prevent a range of serious pregnancy complications has been shown to be ineffective. 
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Professor Bill Hague

Media Release: Preterm children's brains can catch up years laterBy the time preterm babies become teenagers, their brains can perform almost as well as those born at term - providing the degree of social disadvantage is not too great. 
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Dr Julia Pitcher & Dr Luke Schneider

Media Release: Midwives can deliver improved health literacy to patientsNew media technologies such as smart phone apps may be an effective means of improving health outcomes for new mothers and their babies. Learn more

Dr Diane Rodger

Media Release: Genetic pathway can slow spread of ovarian cancerResearch into the origins of ovarian cancer has led to the discovery of a genetic pathway that could slow the spread of cancer. Learn more

Dr Frank Grutzner

Media Release: Why are girl babies winning in the battle for survival?Sexual inequality between boys and girls starts as early as in the mother's womb - but how and why this occurs could be a key to preventing higher rates of preterm birth, stillbirth and neonatal death among boys. Learn more

Prof Claire Roberts

Media Release: Poor diet before pregnancy is linked with preterm birthWomen who eat a poor diet before they become pregnant are around 50% more likely to have a preterm birth than those on a healthy diet. Learn more

Dr Jessica Grieger

Media Release: Scientists find new genes on male sex chromosomesScientists are a step closer to discovering what determines the sex of Australia's iconic platypus and echidna, after an international study unravelled new genes contained on mammalian Y chromosomes. Learn more

Dr Frank Grutzner

Media Release: Proof that antidepressants and breastfeeding can mixWomen on antidepressant medication are more successful at breastfeeding their babies if they keep taking the medication, compared with women who quit antidepressants because of concerns about their babies' health. Learn more

Dr Luke Grzeskowiak

Media Release: Critical role of one gene to our brain developmentA gene linked to intellectual disability is critical to the earliest stages of the development of human brains. Gene mutations to USP9X have been shown to cause disruptions to normal brain cell functioning. Learn more

Dr Lachlan Jolly

Media Release: Pregnancy study leads to fewer high birth weight babiesThe world's biggest study offering healthy eating and exercise advice to pregnant women who are overweight or obese has shown a significant reduction in the number of babies born over 4kg in weight. Learn more

Media Release: How accurate is child mental health screening at four years?Although mental health screening of children aged 4 can help to predict mental health problems in later years, only a quarter of children can be accurately identified with such screening. Learn more

Prof Sarah Robertson

Media Release: Male-female communication at conception shapes the health of offspringThe quality of the father's seminal fluid influences the future health of their child - including the chances of developing obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. Learn more

Prof Sarah Robertson

Media Release: Higher risk of birth problems after assisted conceptionThe risk of serious complications such as stillbirth, preterm birth, low birth weight and neonatal death is around twice as high for babies conceived by assisted reproductive therapies. Learn more

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