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2016 RRI funding programs
This year the RRI supported it’s members through 15 different funding schemes – providing resources for conference attendance, seed funding new programs, mentoring, building stakeholder relationships, grant development, fellowships, scholarships amongst other schemes.
South Australia leads nation with Australian-first Meningococcal B study
Sixty thousand eligible teenagers and young adults from across South Australia who are enrolled in Years 10, 11 and 12 in 2017 will be offered free of charge vaccinations against Meningococcal B as part of a state wide study into the impact of immunising large community groups against the disease.
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$13.5 million research win for a healthier future
Research aimed at combating breast and prostate cancer, identifying the underlying causes of early onset Alzheimer’s disease, and improving the lifetime health of embryos used in IVF – these are just some of the new projects at the University of Adelaide that have won more than $13.5 million in federal funding today.
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SA vaccinology update – videos now available
The 2016 SA Vaccinology Update was held on Wednesday 16th December at the National Wine Centre. This event was co-hosted by the Robinson Research Institute, SAHMRI, SA Health and the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Network.
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2016 new memberships
This year the RRI was accepted as members of three new associations. These memberships will help to progress our world leading research through increased collaboration and opportunities.
Platypus venom could hold key to diabetes treatment
Australian researchers have discovered remarkable evolutionary changes to insulin regulation in two of the nation’s most iconic native animal species – the platypus and the echidna – which could pave the way for new treatments for type 2 diabetes in humans.
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Making babies in the 21st century – let’s talk about sex!
The RRI hosted the public forum Making babies in the 21st Century – Let’s talk about sex!
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Bed, birth and beyond
Yesterday, the RRI co-hosted a GP training session in collaboration with Fertility SA at Adelaide Oval titled Bed, Birth and Beyond: Women’s health, conception, pregnancy and further.
Winter conception increases mum’s diabetes risk
Research led by the University of Adelaide has found that women whose babies are conceived in winter are more likely to develop gestational diabetes during pregnancy, increasing a range of risk factors for both child and mother.
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