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Improving IVF success: research shines a light on embryo health

IVF

A team led by the University of Adelaide has developed a new diagnostic tool that has the potential to improve IVF success rates for hopeful parents.

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Searching for the genetic cause of T1D and new treatments

JDRF is the leading supporter of type 1 diabetes research in the world.

The University of Adelaide has received two Pilot and Innovation Awards from JDRF to support new innovative directions for type 1 diabetes research. JDRF is the leading supporter of type 1 diabetes research in the world. 

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Grant support for crucial health and medical research

At least a quarter of children with cerebral palsy have a clinically important genetic finding and 50 per cent of these will have immediate implications for their care, a new study from the University of Adelaide has found.

The University of Adelaide has been awarded $10.5 million for seven research projects to investigate issues including Indigenous oral health, preterm birth, cancer, and mental illness.

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New research shows lasting impact of COVID-19 infection on immune system

COVID-19

A world leading research collaboration between SAHMRI, the University of Adelaide, Flinders University, the Women’s and Children’s Hospital and the Royal Adelaide Hospital has delivered crucial insight into the lasting immune system dysregulation caused by COVID-19.

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Adelaide uni leaders honoured for health research excellence

Three University of Adelaide researchers have been honoured in this year’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards for their work in reproductive health, cardiology, and medical ethics.

Three University of Adelaide researchers have been honoured in this year’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Research Excellence Awards for their work in reproductive health, cardiology, and medical ethics.

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Study confirms genetic link in cerebral palsy

Emeritus Professor Alastair MacLennan with Mathew Reinersten, from Adelaide, who is an ambassador for the group’s cerebral palsy research

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.

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Adelaide has key role in COVID-19 vaccine human trials

COVID-19

University of Adelaide researchers are playing a leading role in the human trials of Australia’s first needle-free, gene-based COVID-19 vaccine.

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Negative impacts of cannabis use during pregnancy

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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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$3 million for congenital heart disease research

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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. The funding will allow further critical research on understanding the range of factors that contribute to congenital heart defects affecting the lives of many children.

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Heavier birth weight linked to childhood allergies

Baby on scales

New research shows that the more a baby weighs at birth relative to its gestational age the higher the risk they will suffer from childhood allergies.

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