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Eggs created from mice stem cells

Japanese researchers have showed that eggs created from mice stem cells could be fertilised and transplanted into female mice who gave birth to newborn pups. Director of the Institute, Professor Robert Norman, said the research offered hope to infertile couples who wanted their own children, but application in humans was still a long way off. […]

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Men’s ‘biological clock’ linked to schizophrenia and autism

We all know about the reproductive “biological clock” in women reminding them of the finite time in which they can have children. Now researchers have found evidence that men also have a reproductive “best before” date. Women are born with a certain number of eggs and as they age, the quantity and quality of these […]

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The Conversation: Men’s ‘biological clock’ linked to schizophrenia and autism

Author: Melanie McDowall   We all know about the reproductive “biological clock” in women reminding them of the finite time in which they can have children. Now researchers have found evidence that men also have a reproductive “best before” date. Women are born with a certain number of eggs and as they age, the quantity and […]

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Hormones in semen could lead to better infertility treatment

A hormone found in semen could potentially “…lead to new insights into the mechanisms of ovulation regulation in humans, which one day may enable women who don’t ovulate at all or sporadically, regain this critical process, and be able to bear children.” Associate Professor Jeremy Thompson discusses this hormone on ‘The Conversation.” Read the full […]

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The Conversation: Hormones in semen could lead to better infertility treatment

Author: Jeremy Thompson   Many animals, including humans, have a regular ovulation cycle, where an egg or eggs (depending on which type of animal) are released from the ovary regardless of whether mating has taken place or not. The process is hormonally controlled by both the brain and the ovary in an elegant feedback system between […]

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Great Expectations for Life launched today!

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