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Acupuncture does not affect IVF success rate
21 May 2018 - by Grace O'Regan
Acupuncture during IVF treatment does not increase the chances of having a baby, according to new research... [Read More]
Breast cancer drug works in half the time
21 May 2018 - by Christie Whitehouse
A new study indicates that an important drug used to treat breast cancer is just as effective when the course of treatment is shortened by half. [Read More]
Crowdfunding 'misleads' on stem cell treatments
21 May 2018 - by Lone Hørlyck
Crowdfunding campaigns to raise money for stem cell treatments tend to exaggerate potential benefits while understating potential risks of the interventions, suggests a new study... [Read More]
Depression linked to lower fertility in men
21 May 2018 - by Melanie Krause
Men who have major depression are less likely to conceive a child, a clinical study at the US National Institute of Health has found... [Read More]
Hopes for PCOS cure as scientists reveal cause in mice
21 May 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be due to a hormone imbalance before birth, recent research has revealed... [Read More]
Sperm proteins may help understand infertility
21 May 2018 - by Dr Katie Howe
Scientists have demonstrated how certain molecules are vital for maintaining the shape of sperm cells, which may have implications for understanding male fertility... [Read More]
10 new genetic tests available each day, US study finds
14 May 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Every day, about 10 new genetic tests come to market in the US, a study has found... [Read More]
CRISPR study finds resistance mutations to key cancer drugs
14 May 2018 - by Hannah Tippett Simpson
DNA mutations that give tumours resistance to a new class of breakthrough breast and ovarian cancer drugs have been discovered... [Read More]
FDA seeks to shutdown two rogue stem cell clinics
14 May 2018 - by Paul Waldron
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking to shut down two clinics offering treatments based on stem cells... [Read More]
Gene protecting against leukaemia found in males
14 May 2018 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Scientists have discovered the first male-only gene that appears to protect against cancers including leukaemia... [Read More]
Genome editing could slow the growth of pancreatic cancer
14 May 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Researchers have slowed the growth of pancreatic cancer by harnessing genome editing to remove key molecules implicated in its spread... [Read More]
Windfall of $500 million for genomics in Australia's federal budget
14 May 2018 - by Sarah Gregory
Genomics research in Australia is set to receive a large funding boost from the Government as part of its latest federal budget for health.... [Read More]
Baby born through surrogacy removed from UK's oldest parents
8 May 2018 - by Helen Robertson
Britain's oldest new parents have had their one-year-old child, born through surrogacy, taken into care by Social Services... [Read More]
DNA test may benefit women with hard-to-treat breast cancer
8 May 2018 - by Dr James Heather
Genetic testing could reveal a subset of patients with aggressive breast cancer who would benefit from a non-standard treatment, a clinical trial has found... [Read More]
Ex-husband must pay child support after forged IVF signature
8 May 2018 - by Jennifer Willows
A German man has been told that he must pay child support for his son, who was born after his ex-wife forged his signature to become pregnant using their frozen embryos... [Read More]
'Master activator' gene for cancer spread found
8 May 2018 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A gene that plays a major role in promoting metastasis – the spread of cancer around the body – has been identified... [Read More]
'Outdated and inadequate' UK surrogacy laws set for reform
8 May 2018 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The Law Commission of England and Wales and the Scottish Law Commission, have announced that they will review the law around surrogacy and make recommendations for reform... [Read More]
'Synthetic' mouse embryos created from stem cells
8 May 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Scientists have created synthetic embryos in mice using stem cells rather than sperm or egg cells. [Read More]
US Court of Appeals hears CRISPR patent case
7 May 2018 - by Sam Sherratt
After three years of intense legal battles over the patent rights to CRISPR genome editing technology, lawyers for the University of California Berkeley and the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts faced off in court again... [Read More]
Air pollution linked to poor fertility treatment outcomes
30 April 2018 - by Eleanor Taylor
A recent large-scale study has indicated that high levels of air pollution could reduce the chance of pregnancy following fertility treatment... [Read More]
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