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The Fertility Show, Manchester Central, 24-25 March 2018



A group of diseases that start when the signals that control how much and how often cells divide stop working properly. This causes cells to grow and multiply too much, and eventually to invade other tissues.

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CRISPR pioneer's lab develops system to target infections and cancer

19 February 2018 - by Rikita Patel

Researchers have found a new use for CRISPR, adapting the system to detect viral infections with high accuracy, a new study finds... [Read More]

Huntington's protein is 'super assassin' for cancer cells

19 February 2018 - by Hannah Somers

Researchers have discovered that the protein responsible for the development of Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells... [Read More]

Stem cell vaccine works against multiple cancers in mice

19 February 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager

Researchers successfully used inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells to elicit an immune response against different cancers in mice... [Read More]

Woman uses dead son's sperm for IVF grandchildren

19 February 2018 - by Georgia Everett

A woman in India has used the frozen sperm of her dead son in order to have grandchildren via a surrogate... [Read More]

A scramble for headlines or an optimistic (sunny side up) contribution to research on fertility preservation?

12 February 2018 - by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

The problem of fertility preservation for girls and women undergoing cancer treatments has been a subject of research for many decades. The recent study by McLaughlin and colleagues from Professor Evelyn Telfer's lab at the University of Edinburgh, UK, is aimed at finding a solution to this problem, with the claim that they have produced mature human egg cells in the lab for the first time... [Read More]

Human eggs grown in a dish for the first time

12 February 2018 - by Elizabeth Oliver

Researchers have grown fully developed human eggs in the laboratory for the first time... [Read More]

PET patron wins prestigious award

12 February 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Baroness Mary Warnock, patron of the Progress Educational Trust (PET), which publishes BioNews, is to be awarded a major international prize for her work in bioethics... [Read More]

Sequencing company proposes trading genetic information for cryptocurrency

12 February 2018 - by Ruth Retassie

Nebula Genomics, a new firm founded by geneticists, has announced its plan to sequence customers’ genomes cheaply and allow them to sell their own genomic information for digital money... [Read More]

Single molecule found for breast cancer spread

12 February 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi

Blocking a single molecule, the amino acid asparagine, can prevent breast cancer spread in mice, according to a new study... [Read More]

Book Review: The Telomere Effect - A Revolutionary Approach to Living Younger, Healthier, Longer

05 February 2018 - by Dr Jess Buxton

We are already into the second month of 2018, so if you made New Year's resolutions then the chances are that, like me, you've long ditched them – especially any regarding your health. It seems that changing old habits is hard, even those that we know will increase our risk of succumbing to disease and disability... [Read More]

Vaping linked to impaired DNA repair in mice

05 February 2018 - by Theofanis Michailidis

E-cigarette smoke has been found to damage DNA in the heart, lungs and bladder in mice, according to research from New York University's School of Medicine... [Read More]

China has treated 86 people with CRISPR genome editing

29 January 2018 - by Meghna Kataria

China has administered CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing to at least 86 cancer patients, a new report has revealed. 

Blood test for eight common cancers offers promise

22 January 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi

Scientists have developed a single blood test to detect eight common cancer types and their location of origin within the body... [Read More]

First close-ups show DNA being read in unprecedented detail

22 January 2018 - by Martha Henriques

Scientists have taken the most detailed images yet of an enzyme working its way along a strand of DNA, revealing how it reads the genetic code... [Read More]

New Assisted Reproduction Bill in Ireland gathers pace

22 January 2018 - by Ruth Retassie

Details of Ireland's proposed Assisted Human Reproduction Bill were revealed in a meeting of the Oireachtas Health Committee... [Read More]

Screening all women over 30 for BRCA could prevent 64,000 cancers

22 January 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey

The blanket screening of all women over 30 for genetic mutations which cause breast and, or ovarian cancer could prevent more cancers and be more cost effective than current approaches, according to a new study... [Read More]

Colorado supreme court to rule on fate of frozen embryos after divorce

15 January 2018 - by Theofanis Michailidis

A divorced couple's legal battle over their frozen embryos has reached the Colorado Supreme Court... [Read More]

Gut bacteria alter gene expression and potentially cut cancer risk

15 January 2018 - by Purvi Shah

New research has shown a connection between the potential role of gut bacteria having an active role in gene expression and in turn reducing the risk of cancer... [Read More]

Alcohol found to boost cancer risk by damaging stem cell DNA

08 January 2018 - by Charlott Repschlager

Drinking alcohol damages blood stem cells by altering their DNA, raising the risk of developing cancer, scientists have found.

Offer egg freezing to all with medical need, say guidelines

08 January 2018 - by Sam Sherratt

The NHS should offer patients the chance to freeze their eggs before they receive treatments that could damage their fertility, say new guidelines published by the British Fertility Society.


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