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Fertility Week (12 to 18 October) focuses on the impact that age has on fertility in Australia and around the world.
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.
University of Adelaide researchers are playing a leading role in the human trials of Australia’s first needle-free, gene-based COVID-19 vaccine.
Professor Jonathan Carapetis AM from Telethon Kids Institute presented the 2020 Lloyd Cox Memorial Lecture on the topic: The New Closing the Gap Agreement – Implications for research.
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.
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.
Before the world had heard of the COVID-19 pandemic, there was another pandemic spreading globally with insidious stealth, at an ever-increasing rate – diabetes. Globally, there are 415 million people living with diabetes and this disease is the fastest growing chronic health condition in the world today. Without significant change, by 2040 it is estimated that 642 million people will have diabetes.
There are fears parents will skip vital vaccinations for their children and that there may be disease outbreaks,because parents are concerned about taking their children to their GP during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the 1970s, when we were in school, food allergies were rare. But Australian children now have the highest rate of food allergy in the world. Up to one in ten infants and two in ten school-aged children have a proven food allergy.
Babies born to women aged 40 and over from assisted reproduction have fewer birth defects compared with those from women who conceive naturally at the same age, according to new research from the University of Adelaide.