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Folic acid late in pregnancy may increase childhood allergy risk

Research from the University of Adelaide suggests that taking folic acid in late pregnancy may increase the risk of allergies in children affected by growth restriction during pregnancy.

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$23 Million funding will help tackle preterm birth, major diseases

The University of Adelaide has been awarded $23.2 million for new research tackling some of the world’s most significant health problems, including one of the biggest killers of children: preterm birth.

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Travel Story: Dr Jimmy Breen

Travel Story: Dr Jimmy Breen

Dr Jimmy Breen from the Robinson Research Institute’s Bioinformatics Core Facility attended BioC2017 and the Bioconductor Developer Day in Boston, USA and the Human Placenta Project Meeting at the USA National Institute of Health Headquarters in Bethesda, Maryland in July.

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Travel story: Louise Robertson

Louise Robertson

Louise Robertson from the Robinson Research Institute attended Genome Engineering: The CRISPR-Cas Revolution Conference and a mouse CRISPR technology meeting in New York, USA in July 2017.

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How childhood trauma changes our hormones, and thus our mental health, into adulthood

Exposure to traumatic experiences in childhood can have a negative impact on the development of the brain when it’s most vulnerable.

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Making babies in the 21st Century

The RRI hosted the 5th annual Making Babies in the 21st Century public forum last week in the University’s Adelaide Health and Medical Science Building.

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Five ways to help parents cope with the trauma of stillbirth

There are at least 2.6 million stillbirths a year across the world. More than 2,000 families each year suffer the loss of a stillborn baby in Australia, equating to six stillborn babies every day.

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Global group to investigate genetic causes of cerebral palsy

A new international research group has been established to investigate the underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy, spurred on by the discoveries of University of Adelaide researchers.

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Travel story: Kavita Panir

Kavita Panir from the Robinson Research Institute’s Endometriosis Research Group attended the 13th World Congress on Endometriosis in Vancouver, Canada in May 2017.

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Travel story: Rebecca Wilson

Rebecca Wilson from the Robinson Research Institute’s Placental Development Research Group attended the Frontiers in Reproduction Course in Massachusetts, USA in April-June 2017.

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