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COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not affect sperm count
21 June 2021 - by Georgina Al-Badri
No significant differences were found in a study assessing the effect of the mRNA COVID-19 vaccines on key measures of male fertility... [Read More]
Early pregnancy loss may be explained by embryo development discovery
21 June 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Key molecular events regulating early embryo development have been revealed for the first time... [Read More]
Epigenetics study reveals how genes are regulated in dementia
21 June 2021 - by Dr Emma Green
A study has identified 84 new genes linked to Alzheimer's disease by combining and analysing data from over 1400 people... [Read More]
Gene mutation affecting sperm tail development identified
21 June 2021 - by Bethany Muller
Researchers have identified a gene mutation that affects the production of a protein that helps sperm to move... [Read More]
Investigation reveals barriers to lesbian couples seeking fertility treatment
21 June 2021 - by Emma Bunting
An investigation into NHS-funded fertility care across the UK has revealed hidden barriers for female same-sex couples... [Read More]
Mutated cells 'hijack ageing gene' to initiate cancer
21 June 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
A gene associated with ageing may aid precancerous cells in outcompeting healthy stem cells, new research has shown... [Read More]
Potential new approach identified for treating BRCA-related cancers
21 June 2021 - by Christina Burke
A new class of drug could effectively treat types of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer... [Read More]
South Africa sperm donor refused access to child
21 June 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A South African court has refused a sperm donor visitation rights over the five-year-old child he helped to conceive... [Read More]
$15 million awarded for eggs and embryos lost in tank failure
14 June 2021 - by Rachel Siden
The first trial over a California fertility clinic's cryogenic tank failure concluded by awarding $15 million to five plaintiffs... [Read More]
Fallopian tube anatomy triggers change in sperm cells
14 June 2021 - by Georgina Al-Badri
The complex folds of the fallopian tube surface have been found to alter the behaviour of sperm... [Read More]
Fertility patient given wrong, invasive procedure
14 June 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
A fertility patient received an invasive procedure meant for another woman in an NHS waiting room mix-up, a safety report has said... [Read More]
France gives all women access to IVF
14 June 2021 - by David O'Rourke
Single French women and those in same-sex partnerships will be able to access IVF and other fertility treatments... [Read More]
Gene variant identified linked to asymptomatic COVID-19
14 June 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
A genetic variant that might provide some protection against severe COVID-19 disease has been identified in a new study led by researchers from Newcastle University... [Read More]
Scotland launches egg and sperm donor recruitment campaign
14 June 2021 - by Georgia Everett
The Scottish Government and NHS Scotland have launched their first campaign to encourage people to become sperm and egg donors... [Read More]
Watchdog issues new consumer rights guidance to warn IVF clinics
14 June 2021 - by Michaela Chen
Newly released guidance from the UK Competition and Markets Authority, would allow couples to initiate legal proceedings against IVF clinics that have falsely guaranteed their success rates... [Read More]
Women who drink during luteal phase less likely to conceive
14 June 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Women who drink alcohol during the second half of their menstrual cycle lower their chances of conception, a new study has found... [Read More]
Breast cancer drug reduces the risk of recurrence by 42 percent
7 June 2021 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
A targeted breast cancer treatment┬áreduces the risk of BRCA-related cancer returning or spreading after chemotherapy... [Read More]
Cambridgeshire CCG to review IVF policy
7 June 2021 - by Blair Sowry
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group has announced it will be reviewing its 2017 decision to discontinue funding for IVF treatment... [Read More]
Cells that initiate heart tissue development identified
7 June 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London have shown the earliest known stage in mammalian heart development... [Read More]
Complete human genome sequenced after 20 years
7 June 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
An international team of researchers claims to have sequenced the complete human genome, including areas which were missed in the original draft... [Read More]
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