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Identification of stem cells vital for hair regeneration
22 February 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
A new method for restoring hair growth, which uses stem cells, has been developed... [Read More]
Infertility risk linked to air pollution
22 February 2021 - by Christina Burke
High pollution levels can increase the risk of infertility by up to 20 percent, a study in China has found... [Read More]
Neanderthal genes also decrease the risk of severe COVID-19
22 February 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A group of genes inherited from Neanderthals significantly reduce the risk of developing severe COVID-19... [Read More]
FILM: The COVID Vaccine – A Shot in the Arm for Fertility Treatment?
22 February 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about vaccination and assisted conception... [Read More]
Why financial and medical decision-making must remain separate in UK fertility
22 February 2021 - by Natalie Silverman
Recent weeks have seen a major shift in how private fertility treatment can be paid for, with a major clinic group now offering multi-cycle and refund programmes directly for the first time, removing vital separations between medical and commercial decision-making... [Read More]
Assisted reproductive technology in Australia and the United Kingdom
15 February 2021 - by Professor William L Ledger
Two possible national solutions to the issues of safety and accessibility of IVF... [Read More]
Book Review: Going it Alone – A guide for solo mums in the UK
22 February 2021 - by Dr Helen Robertson
The number of single women pursuing motherhood has seen a rapid rise in recent years. As changes in the trends of those seeking assisted reproduction become more apparent, it's perhaps even more important that relevant information and support is available to those pursuing parenthood using such approaches... [Read More]
Radio Review: The Power of Three
22 February 2021 - by Sarah Gregory
The Power of Three tells the deeply personal story of author and broadcaster, Cole Moreton, his wife Rachel and their 18-year-old triplets, Ruby, Grace and Josh... [Read More]
Podcast Review: ASRM Today – Update no. 12 from the ASRM COVID-19 task force
15 February 2021 - by Hayley Fryer
The American Society for Reproductive Medicine has issued Update no. 12 – Testing and Vaccine Truths from the ASRM COVID-19 task force... [Read More]