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Leading photonics expert crowned Innovator of the Year

Andre Luiten in the lab.

A University of Adelaide professor who is helping to position South Australia as a hub for photonics and quantum innovation has been named the 2022 South Australian Innovator of the Year.

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Placenta research puts spotlight on early weeks of human pregnancy

Professor Jose Polo

A University of Adelaide-led research project will deliver important new knowledge in the first weeks of human development to help reduce infertility and pregnancy complications.

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Depression 50% higher in women with PCOS

Depressed person

Women diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) are 1.5 times more likely to have symptoms of clinical depression than women without the condition, a new study from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute has found. This was the case whether or not women knew they had PCOS.

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$15 million for Adelaide-led medical research

Associate Professors Leonie Heilbronn and Lyndsey Collins-Praino

The University of Adelaide has been awarded more than $15 million in research grants from the Federal Government’s Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) to support targeted research on new ways to address risk factors for chronic and complex diseases.

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Negative impacts of cannabis use during pregnancy

Image of pregnant woman holding her bare belly

The use of cannabis during pregnancy leads to poorer health outcomes for babies, according to research from the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute. The study found that continued use of cannabis at 15 weeks of pregnancy was associated with significantly lower birthweight, head circumference, birth length, and gestational age at birth, as well as with more frequent severe neonatal morbidity or death.

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