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Animal trials of chlamydia vaccine show promise

25 July 2016 - by Rikita Patel
A nasal spray vaccine given to mice protects against chlamydia, a common sexually transmitted disease that can cause infertility... [Read More]
 

British biotech firm buys up Sardinian DNA biobank to research ageing

25 July 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
A British biotech company has purchased a biobank containing the genetic information of almost 13,000 genealogically linked residents from the region of Ogliastre in Sardinia... [Read More]
 

Chinese scientists to begin first human CRISPR trial

25 July 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Chinese scientists plan to start the first-ever clinical trial of CRISPR genome-editing technology in humans – on patients with lung cancer – this August... [Read More]
 

IVF not linked to breast cancer, large study shows

25 July 2016 - by Dr Marianne Kennedy
IVF treatment does not increase a woman's risk of developing breast cancer later in life, a study has found... [Read More]
 

Menopause reversed using blood treatment

25 July 2016 - by Dr Katie Howe
Researchers in Greece have used a blood treatment to rejuvenate the ovaries of post-menopausal women, enabling them to restart their periods and produce fertile eggs... [Read More]
 

Switching off rogue gene could prevent asthma

25 July 2016 - by Dr Nicola Davis
A gene involved in the muscles of the respiratory system may be the trigger for asthma, according to a study... [Read More]
 

Alzheimer's gene affects brain development in children

18 July 2016 - by Chris Hardy
A gene variant linked to increased risk of Alzheimer's disease may affect memory and thinking skills in children, a study has found... [Read More]
 

CCG plans to cut IVF for new and existing patients

18 July 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Basildon and Brentwood CCG is proposing to cut its provision of fertility treatment for new and existing patients... [Read More]
 

First baby born from frozen ovarian tissue in UK

18 July 2016 - by Rebecca Carr
A cancer patient in Edinburgh has become the first woman in the UK to have a child following a transplant of her frozen ovarian tissue... [Read More]
 

New international cancer-modelling initiative announced

18 July 2016 - by Arit Udoh
A group of international scientists have announced plans to work collaboratively on a research project that aims to develop human cancer models that would better mimic the disease... [Read More]
 

Quick and cheap DNA tests for ovarian cancer patients 'would save lives'

18 July 2016 - by Hannah Somers
Researchers have developed a new pathway for genetically testing ovarian cancer patients which they say will save both lives and money... [Read More]
 

'Silent' red hair gene increases skin cancer risk

18 July 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
Having a single copy of the 'ginger gene' may increase the risk of skin cancer, even among people who don't have red hair, according to a study... [Read More]
 

BRCA mutations linked to prostate and uterine cancers

11 July 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Genetic mutations on several genes including BRCA2 have been associated with prostate cancer; while in a separate study, a BRCA1 mutation has been linked to a particular form of uterine cancer... [Read More]
 

Eggs successfully grown from two-year-old cancer patient

11 July 2016 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
A two-year-old girl has become the youngest person to undergo a new technique that could preserve her fertility after chemotherapy... [Read More]
 

ESHRE 2016: Research highlights

11 July 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
A roundup of research stories from the annual meeting European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology that hit the headlines this week... [Read More]
 

Genetic risk scores could predict Alzheimer's

11 July 2016 - by Sarah Gregory
Researchers looking at multiple genes have developed risk scores that could identify those most likely to develop Alzheimer's disease in later life... [Read More]
 

Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA mismatch may impact ageing

11 July 2016 - by Dr Julia Hill
The interaction between mitochondrial and nuclear DNA may have implications for health, metabolism and ageing, according to a new study... [Read More]
 

Sperm donor children with single parents 'well adjusted'

11 July 2016 - by Rachel Siden
Donor-conceived children born to single women are equally well adjusted as those from two-parent donor-conceived families, according to a recent UK study examining the views of single mothers and children aged between four and nine years old... [Read More]
 

Virus linked to unexplained infertility in women

11 July 2016 - by Dr Lanay Tierney
A little-known virus has been found in the uteruses of around half of women with unexplained infertility, a study has found... [Read More]
 

Judge condemns surrogacy 'market' and allows surrogate to keep baby

04 July 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A surrogate has been allowed to keep a baby after refusing to hand the child over to the intended parents after birth... [Read More]
 

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