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Alzheimer's may be detectable before symptoms appear
11 October 2021 - by Dr Holly Barker
Healthy people with an inherited risk of Alzheimer's disease show structural brain differences before the onset of symptoms... [Read More]
Depression during pregnancy linked to epigenetic changes in the placenta
11 October 2021 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Depression during pregnancy has been linked to placental gene modifications according to a study conducted by NIH researchers... [Read More]
Escaping stem cells blamed for baldness
11 October 2021 - by Abbie Harper
The exit of stem cells from hair follicle structures contributes to hair whitening and loss, in a mechanism which could be used to prevent baldness in humans... [Read More]
Advances in Assisted Reproduction: What Can We Expect?
11 October 2021 - by Annabel Slater
Sarah Norcross, director of the Progress Educational Trust, invited the audience of the event to consider where assisted reproductive technologies stood 55 years ago... [Read More]
Public perspectives on stem-cell-based human embryo models
11 October 2021 - by Ana Pereira Daoud
Our scientific understanding of early human embryogenesis is the product of costly trade-offs... [Read More]
A storage solution for embryos and gametes?
4 October 2021 - by Eleri Williams
To the relief of many patients and those working in the IVF sector, the Department of Health and Social Care announced on 6 September 2021 that the storage limit for embryos and gametes would be extended from ten years to a maximum of 55 years with a renewal every ten-years... [Read More]
Book Review: When Reproduction Meets Ageing: The science and medicine of the fertility decline
11 October 2021 - by Pamela Mahoney Tsigdinos
While far from an easy read, due to the mostly dense, academic language, B├╝hler provides a useful new look at the biological clock and how often it's miscalculated as well as the hazards of a 'one-size-fits-all' presentation of fertility... [Read More]
Book Review: Klara and the Sun
4 October 2021 - by Jen Willows
Klara and the Sun is a warm, readable novel with a small cast of well-developed characters. Ultimately it is a story about family, love, friendship and being human... [Read More]
Radio Review: Genetic Dreams, Genetic Nightmares
4 October 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Hosted by Professor Matthew Cobb of the University of Manchester, Genetic Dreams, Genetic Nightmares took me back to his lectures during my undergraduate degree there... [Read More]