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SA Scientist of the Year 2023: Professor Helen Marshall AM

Helen Marshall SA Scientist of the Year

Prof Helen Marshall AM has been awarded South Australian Scientist of the Year at the 2023 SA Science Excellence and Innovation Awards.

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Precision medicine and the fight against diabetes

pregnant women finger pricks herself

A new report contributed to by researchers from Robinson Research Institute at the University of Adelaide highlights the importance of precision diabetes medicine in clinical practice and emphasises the critical knowledge gaps that need to be addressed.

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Survey gathers insights into withdrawal effects from stopping antidepressants

man with pill

Antidepressants are commonly prescribed for a variety of mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety disorders, with one in seven Australians currently using these drugs. But weaning people off these medications can come with serious withdrawal symptoms.

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4D Lung Health Scanner

Cystic Fibrosis Team

A revolutionary 4D scanner developed by 4DMedical is being tested as part of research project lead by Associate Professor David Parson to enhance the diagnosis of lung disease for billions of people globally, especially children. The new scanner has been used to assist with the management of several lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis (CF), asthma and even COVID-19, establishing Australia at the forefront of lung science. 

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Prestigious awards recognise medical technological innovation

Eureka Prizes trophy

 

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Travel story: Shanna Hosking

Shanna Hosking from the Robinson Research Institute travelled to the United States to attend Frontiers in Reproduction Course and Conference from late-April to mid-June.

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Redefining cerebral palsies as a diverse group of neurodevelopmental disorders with genetic aetiology

Child with cerebral palsay

Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a movement disorder traditionally viewed as resulting from damage to the developing brain, often occurring at around birth.

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Breastfeeding helps mother’s cardio health for three years or more

Breastfeeding mother

A new South Australian study has found breastfeeding for six months or more appears to reduce the risk of cardiovascular problems developing in mothers for at least three years after delivery.

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EmbryoGen

Scientist using pipette for IVF

Research on the immune response to pregnancy by Prof Sarah Robertson led to the development of a first-in-class embryo culture media to increase chances of embryo implantation in women suffering repeated IVF failure.

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Luminary Award recognises world-leading diabetes research

Professor Jennifer Couper has received the JDRF Luminary Award.

Paediatric endocrinologist and diabetes researcher, Professor Jennifer Couper has been presented with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation’s Luminary Award.

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