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News: New twist in the tail of human sperm discovered

26 February 2018 by Dr Katie Howe

A corkscrew-like structure in the tip of sperm tails has been identified by researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Researchers think the structure could help sperm to swim quickly and in the right direction. 

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News: Sheep embryos with human cells grown for first time

26 February 2018 by Kathryn Ashe

Scientists have successfully grown sheep embryos containing human cells, taking a step towards a method for growing human organs in animals for transplantation. 

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News: Stress in mice alters sperm and affects offspring brain development

26 February 2018 by Helen Robertson

A father's stress levels can affect the brain development of his offspring, new research has found. The study, carried out in mice, found that greater levels of stress around the time of conception resulted in offspring with a reduced stress response. Lowered stress response has been linked to a number of disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression.

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Announcement: MSc in Clinical Embryology - Applications for entry in October 2018

19 February 2018 by Laura Rose
MSc in Clinical Embryology - Applications for entry in October 2018

The deadline for applications for the MSc in Clinical Embryology starting in October 2018 is 12 noon (midday) GMT on Friday 9th March 2018.  

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News: Short-acting asthma inhalers affect women's fertility

19 February 2018 by Dr Lanay Griessner

Women using short-acting asthma inhalers took longer to become pregnant than women using long-acting inhaled asthma medications and those without asthma, researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia, have found.

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News: Human eggs grown in a dish for the first time

18 February 2018 by Elizabeth Oliver

Researchers have grown fully developed human eggs in the laboratory for the first time. The team, led by Professor Evelyn Telfer at the University of Edinburgh, UK, was able to replicate the maturation process of human eggs outside the body. Previously, this had only been achieved using mouse eggs. 

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News: CooperSurgical's New Strategic Partnership to Improve Patient Outcomes

06 February 2018 by Jakki Magowan
CooperSurgical's New Strategic Partnership to Improve Patient Outcomes

The University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel) Centre for Reproductive Medicine (CRG) and CooperSurgical fertility companies have formed a new strategic partnership, that aims to improve outcomes for couples and individuals who wish to become pregnant.

 

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News: Mediterranean diet in women improves IVF success

05 February 2018 by Isobel Steer

Researchers in Greece have found that a Mediterranean diet is linked with an over 65 percent improvement in a woman’s chances of a successful pregnancy with IVF. 

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and IVF success rate among non-obese women attempting fertility
Human Reproduction | 30 January 2018

 

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News: UK experts call to action on IVF funding and multiple births

05 February 2018 by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A report by the UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) suggests that increasing government funding of IVF could decrease the number of multiple pregnancies and their associated strain on the NHS.

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News: Women selected for mitochondrial replacement therapy in UK

05 February 2018 by Sam Sherratt

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has granted permission for doctors to create the UK's first 'three-person' children by mitochondrial donation.

Doctors at Newcastle Fertility Centre successfully applied to treat two women and are now allowed to create embryos by combining fertilised eggs created through IVF with mitochondria from a female donor. The resulting embryos will be implanted in the two women.

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