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Alcohol good, coffee bad, vegetables debatable – men's route to successful conception

27 October 2014 - by Isobel Steer
To improve chances of conception, men should drink a pint of beer daily, cut down on coffee, eat more fruit and vegetables (beware a coating of sperm-harming pesticides), and avoid vegetarian or vegan diets... [Read More]
 

Gene variant protects Latin-American women from breast cancer

27 October 2014 - by Arit Udoh
Latin American women are less likely to have breast cancer because of an inherited genetic trait, a study suggests... [Read More]
 

Miniature human stem-cell-derived gut grown in mice

27 October 2014 - by Siobhan Chan
A section of functioning human intestine has been transplanted into mice, giving scientists a new model with which to study intestinal diseases... [Read More]
 

NICE releases fertility quality standard, says postcode lottery is 'completely unacceptable'

27 October 2014 - by Sean Byrne
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published a quality standard that aims to bring an end to a 'postcode lottery' in the provision of fertility services on the NHS, which it says is restricting access to treatment.... [Read More]
 

Paralysed man begins recovery after nasal cell transplant

27 October 2014 - by Shanya Sivakumaran
A man who was paralysed from the chest down has begun to walk again, with the use of a frame, following the transplantation of cells into his spinal cord... [Read More]
 

'Safe and cheap' IVF uses in-body incubator

27 October 2014 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
An IVF method using an in-body incubator is safe and effective, research presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting shows... [Read More]
 

Effects of common Parkinson's gene reversed in fruit flies

20 October 2014 - by Victoria Burchell
A drug can reverse the effects of two Parkinson's disease-causing mutations in fruit flies, a study reports... [Read More]
 

Facebook and Apple offer egg-freezing to employees

20 October 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Apple and Facebook have acknowledged that they are offering their employees in the USA egg cryopreservation services for non-medical reasons in a move that has divided public opinion... [Read More]
 

Sugar rush: cell ageing sped up by fizzy pop

20 October 2014 - by Arit Udoh
Fizzy drinks may accelerate cell ageing in a manner comparable to the effects of smoking, according to research... [Read More]
 

Three genomics start-ups get Illumina funding boost

20 October 2014 - by Sean Byrne
Illumina has announced the first three companies in its Accelerator Programme, designed to help genomics start-ups as other sources of funding grow scarce... [Read More]
 

Vision restored in embryonic stem cell therapy patients

20 October 2014 - by Jenny Sharpe
Retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells have been safely transplanted into the eyes of patients with currently incurable sight loss... [Read More]
 

Child trafficking row after surrogate baby 'abandoned' in India

13 October 2014 - by Ayesha Ahmad
Reports of another surrogate-born baby abandoned in India by an Australian couple have further ignited the debate on international surrogacy in the wake of the Baby Gammy case.... [Read More]
 

Diabetes 'breakthrough' as insulin-producing cells formed in lab

13 October 2014 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Millions of insulin-producing beta cells have been manufactured in the laboratory using human stem cells by scientists at Harvard University... [Read More]
 

FDA fast tracks ALS stem cell therapy

13 October 2014 - by Rhys Baker
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has awarded 'fast-track' status to a potential stem cell therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or motor neurone disease... [Read More]
 

First baby born following womb transplant

13 October 2014 - by Barbara Czub
A boy has become the first baby to be born to a womb transplant recipient.... [Read More]
 

GCSE scores more nature than nurture, says study

13 October 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
Researchers may have finally settled the question of which matters more for a child's development - nature or nurture; and nature appears to be the winner, according to a study looking at GCSE scores... [Read More]
 

Revamped gene therapy for 'bubble boy' immune condition does well in trial

13 October 2014 - by James Heather
Gene therapy to treat children with 'bubble boy syndrome' seems to be both safe and effective, a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has found... [Read More]
 

Nine-month suspended sentence for prolific private sperm donor who sexually abused client

06 October 2014 - by Ari Haque
A university professor who offered private, 'insemination services' has been sentenced to a nine-month suspended sentence for sexually assaulting a woman... [Read More]
 

Ohio woman sues fertility clinic after daughter born from 'wrong sperm'

06 October 2014 - by Chee Hoe Low
A woman is suing a sperm bank in Ohio, USA, after she became pregnant with sperm from the wrong donor... [Read More]
 

Readily accessible eye stem cells could be used to treat blindness

06 October 2014 - by Dr Greg Ball
A pool of stem cells found on the surface of the eye can be used to form light-sensitive cells that could one day treat blindness, researchers have reported... [Read More]
 

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