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Gene responsible for the urge to urinate identified
26 October 2020 - by Emma Lamb
Scientists have identified the gene that senses pressure in the bladder and plays a key part in signalling the need to urinate... [Read More]
Higher IVF success rates at clinics reporting more data
26 October 2020 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Success rates for IVF are higher at clinics that shared more information than required by government regulators, researchers at the University of Colorado have reported... [Read More]
Organoids indicate that SARS-CoV-2 damages the brain barrier
26 October 2020 - by Dr Melanie Krause
SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 disease, can disrupt the blood-brain barrier in organoids and damage cells in the choroid plexus, which may lead to long-term neurological complications... [Read More]
Age-Old Question: Exploring Fertility and Ageing
26 October 2020 - by Annabel Slater
'Age and fertility - a topic that never gets old', said Sarah Norcross, excusing herself for the pun, as host at the latest PET event... [Read More]
How Old Is Too Old to Be a Parent?
26 October 2020 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Fertility and ageing were the focus of the second instalment of a two-part event held online by the Progress Educational Trust... [Read More]
It's time to remove the ten-year limit on social egg freezing
26 October 2020 - by Dr John B Appleby
The UK's current Human Fertilisation and Embryology Acts allows human eggs frozen for social reasons to be stored for a maximum of ten years. There are important arguments against this current limit... [Read More]
Event Review: Egg freezing – what's the deal with fertility preservation?
26 October 2020 - by Susan Tranfield-Thomas
Billed as a 'forum for civilized disagreement', this hour-long webinar offers an opportunity to understand what egg freezing is, how and why it is accessed and what its long term implications are for the women who use it... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Freezing time
26 October 2020 - by Ëlo Luik
Freezing Time is a new podcast series that follows writer Sophia Money-Coutts on her journey to freeze her eggs... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Some Families – We're both the other daddy
19 October 2020 - by Javier Bautista
Surrogacy has given queer couples the opportunity to have a biological child, expanding ideas about the paths to parenthood... [Read More]