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3D imaging of endometrium will help to understand implantation of embryo
19 April 2021 - by Dr Soumya Staton
The three-dimensional structure of the human endometrium has been discovered, which could lead to greater insights into infertility, embryo implantation, and endometrium-related diseases... [Read More]
IUI success is dependant on motile sperm count threshold
19 April 2021 - by Dr Rachael Boyle
Researchers have identified a sperm count threshold which optimises the chance of intrauterine insemination resulting in pregnancy... [Read More]
Mitochondrial genes in fat tissues work poorly in obesity
19 April 2021 - by Anna Wernick
A twin study has revealed that obesity causes the dysfunction of mitochondria which triggers inflammation, particularly in fat tissue... [Read More]
FILM: Researchers create monkey/human chimeric embryos
19 April 2021 - by BioNews
The director of the Progress Educational Trust is interviewed by 5 News about embryos containing material from both monkeys and humans... [Read More]
Making embryos: a new way?
19 April 2021 - by Dr Roger Sturmey
Recently there have been some phenomenal reports describing the ability to generate human embryo-like entities directly from stem cells, circumventing the need for eggs and sperm... [Read More]
The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research
19 April 2021 - by Ana Hallgarten
The latest online event held by the Progress Educational Trust (PET) was 'The Special Status of Mary Warnock: From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research'... [Read More]
Event Review: Cambridge Festival – We are family
19 April 2021 - by David O'Rourke
As we all spent our second Easter in lockdown in the UK, it was hard to think of all the time we had been unable to spend with extended family over the past year. But in today's world, what makes a family? ... [Read More]
TV Review: The Surrogates
19 April 2021 - by Zaina Mahmoud
'Would you get pregnant for someone else and then agree to give the baby away?' The Surrogates narrator Anna Krippa asked the audience... [Read More]
Radio Review: Inside Science – Human embryo research and ethics
12 April 2021 - by Beatrice Costa
Should research on human embryos be permitted beyond 14 days?... [Read More]