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2021 RRI Annual Report just released

2021 Annual Report

The Robinson Research Institute is pleased to release its 2021 Annual Report.

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Recording: Intergenerational transmission of obesity

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Professor Leanne Redman presented a joint session of the Women's and Children's Hospital / RRI Grand Rounds in July 2022 on: Can we curb the intergenerational transmission of obesity with lifestyle interventions?

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Media Release: Call for screening of women for heart disease after complicated pregnancies

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Women with complicated pregnancies are often unaware of their higher risk of heart disease, Australian researchers warn in a new paper published in respected journal PLOS ONE. 

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Website Launch: Welcome to EndoZone

Endozone

Welcome to EndoZone: An evidence-based website co-created with people affected by endo

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Future fund supports clinical trial on steroid use for pre-term babies

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University of Adelaide researchers have been awarded more than $3 million from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF)  to conduct a clinical trial to help determine the most beneficial dose of steroids for babies born pre-term.

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Study to lift vital vaccine uptake to protect pregnant women and vulnerable children

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The University of Adelaide has secured more than $960,000 from the NHMRC  to lead an international project to improve the uptake of vaccinations against influenza and COVID-19 for some of our most vulnerable people – pregnant women and children with chronic health conditions.

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Prescribing of psychiatric drugs to Australian kids on the rise

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Australian doctors are prescribing more psychiatric drugs to children and adolescents, researchers from the University of Adelaide have found. This is despite the known risks of adverse effects in young people, and potential consequences for children’s developing brains and bodies. 

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Fertility Week: 12 to 18 Oct 2020

Fertility Week (12 to 18 October) focuses on the impact that age has on fertility in Australia and around the world.

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Study confirms genetic link in cerebral palsy

Emeritus Professor Alastair MacLennan with Mathew Reinersten, from Adelaide, who is an ambassador for the group’s cerebral palsy research

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.

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