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Dr Pallave Dasari reflects on ‘Science Meets Parliament’

In mid-February, I attended Science Meets Parliament (SMP), hosted by Science and Technology Australia as one of the Superstars of STEM. I was one of over 200 scientists who converged on Canberra to bring science to the nation’s decision makers for two days.

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The Science of Us – when life begins

Professor Sarah Robertson presented at the Australian Academy of Science in February 2018 on the topic: The Science of Us – when life begins.

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Domperidone can boost breast milk supply – here’s what you need to know

Breast milk is the best form of nutrition for infants’ growth and development. But some women don’t produce enough milk to exclusively breastfeed their baby.

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Asthma medication linked to infertility in women

Women with asthma who only use short-acting asthma relievers take longer to become pregnant than other women, according to international research led by the University of Adelaide.

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$1.19 million for rare liver disorder in pregnancy

The University of Adelaide will lead an international, multi-centre project to help find the best treatment for a rare pregnancy complication that can cause increased risk of preterm and still birth, and considerable distress.

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Start-up showcases world-class cattle breeding technologies

A newly incorporated South Australian start-up, building on world-leading research at the University of Adelaide, has launched its first product range on the international market.

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Rise in preterm births linked to clinical intervention

Research at the University of Adelaide shows preterm births in South Australia have increased by 40% over 28 years and early intervention by medical professionals has resulted in the majority of the increase.

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Travel story: Duyen Pham

Duyen Pham from the Robinson Research Institute attended the 4th World Conference on PCDH19 Conference in Rome, Italy in November 2017.

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Frozen embryos result in just as many live births in IVF

Freezing and subsequent transfer of embryos gives infertile couples just as much of a chance of having a child as using fresh embryos for in vitro fertilisation (IVF), research from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Adelaide, Australia has found.

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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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