Research shows patients with endometriosis are being told to plan a pregnancy to help manage or treat the condition, despite a lack of evidence to show it reduces symptoms. The controversial advice has prompted calls to improve medical education about endometriosis.
Dr Mark Corbett and team have identified the most common genetic cause of cerebral palsy, increasing the chances of finding better treatments for the debilitating disease.
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.
Professor Sarah Robertson presented at the Australian Academy of Science in February 2018 on the topic: The Science of Us – when life begins.
The RRI hosted the 5th annual Making Babies in the 21st Century public forum last week in the University’s Adelaide Health and Medical Science Building.
A new international research group has been established to investigate the underlying genetic causes of cerebral palsy, spurred on by the discoveries of University of Adelaide researchers.