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Travel story: Amy Garrett

Amy Garrett from the Robinson Research Institute’s Perinatal Health and Child Development Research Group attended the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease Conference in Canberra in April 2017.

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Travel story: Megan Bater

Megan Bater from the Robinson Research Institute’s Perinatal Health and Child Development Research Group attended the Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand (PSANZ) Conference in Canberra in April 2017.

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Travel story: Dr Sonja Frolich

Dr Sonja Frolich from the Robinson Research Institute’s Ovarian and Reproductive Cancer Research Group attended the 16th Australian Cell Cycle Meeting: “Cell Cycle, DNA Damage Response & Telomeres” in Sydney in March 2017.

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The International Cerebral Palsy Genomics Consortium

Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group

The Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group, based at the RRI under the leadership of Emeritus Professor Alastair MacLennan and Professor Jozef Gecz, recently established the International Cerebral Palsy Genomics Consortium (ICPGC), which held its first meeting this week in Adelaide.

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What will my child’s life be like? Newly identified genes may help diagnose autism and disability

Author: Jozef Gecz

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Before pregnancy even starts, healthy weight in mums and dads lowers obesity risk in children

Authors: Michelle LaneRebecca Robker, and Tod Fullston

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Why the media need to tread carefully when reporting research findings

Author: Dr Hannah Brown

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Travel story: Dr Matilda Jackson

Dr Matilda Jackson from the Robinson Research Institute’s Molecular Neurogenetics Research Group attended the Australasian Neuroscience Society Annual Scientific Meeting in Hobart in November 2016.

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Lap band surgery benefits very obese adolescents

Lap band surgery has significant benefits for severely obese teenagers and, despite its controversial nature, should still be considered as a first option to manage obesity during adolescence, a new study has found.

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What’s the point of sex? It’s communication at a biological level

Most people think just one sperm is needed to fertilise a woman’s egg and make a healthy pregnancy. This underpins a common view that all the other sperm – and all the other sex – are surplus to requirements, at least when it comes to conceiving a pregnancy.

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