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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]
New York legalises commercial surrogacy
22 February 2021 - by Michaela Chen
New York's new surrogacy law has come into effect, ending a ban on commercial surrogacy in the state. [Read More]
Sperm donors sell on Facebook as fertility clinics run short in pandemic
22 February 2021 - by Stella Hume
A shortage of donor sperm donations has resulted in delays to fertility treatments and has fuelled demand for alternative options through social media... [Read More]
Video shows 'dancing DNA' inside a cell
22 February 2021 - by Joseph Hamilton
'Dancing' DNA, imaged at the highest ever resolution, offers new genetic insight for the development of cancer therapies... [Read More]
Concerns over 'no baby, no fee' programmes
15 February 2021 - by Bethany Muller
Campaigners have requested increased oversight over 'no baby, no fee' funding programmes offered by IVF clinics... [Read More]
Developing embryos reveal earliest immune response yet
15 February 2021 - by Daniel Jacobson
The earliest signs of an innate immune response have been identified in embryos, shedding light on why some fail to form properly during early development... [Read More]
Differences in gene expression may explain mental disorder symptoms
15 February 2021 - by Martha Roberts
Differences in gene expression may explain why mental illnesses with similar genetic roots can have such different symptoms, according to a new study... [Read More]
Gene regions identified that may influence our facial features
15 February 2021 - by Dr George Janes
A large-scale genome-wide study has identified several genes which affect face geometry... [Read More]
Mail-in sperm testing as reliable as clinic tests
15 February 2021 - by Eleanor Taylor
Semen samples can now be accurately analysed up to 52 hours after production using a new mail-in sperm testing kit... [Read More]
Making bigger 'mini-organs' for research
15 February 2021 - by David Cansfield
Another breakthrough has been made towards the development of artificially-engineered tissue that mimics real organs that can be used for research... [Read More]
Actor's ex-fiancé has frozen embryos case thrown out
8 February 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A Louisiana federal judge has dismissed a custody claim by Sofia Vergara's former fiancé over their frozen embryos... [Read More]
Australia announces conscience vote on mitochondrial donation
8 February 2021 - by Michaela Chen
The Australian Parliament is set to have its first conscience vote on legislation allowing access to mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
Lawmaker indicted for stem cell fraud
8 February 2021 - by Georgia Everett
A Missouri state representative has been indicted by a federal grand jury for her part in a fraudulent scheme where patients were allegedly administered with COVID-19 treatments that were falsely claimed as containing stem cells... [Read More]
Mitochondrial defects may lead to autism
8 February 2021 - by Jennifer Frosch
Autism spectrum disorder may result from mild defects in the mitochondria of brain cells, early research in mice has shown... [Read More]
Sperm use poison to disable competitors
8 February 2021 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
A genetic factor helps some sperm outcompete others to reach the egg cell first... [Read More]
Targeting a specific protein halts tumour growth
8 February 2021 - by Christina Burke
Disrupting a specific protein interaction causes tumours to shrink, researchers in the US have found... [Read More]
Complete sequence of DNA repair mechanism identified
1 February 2021 - by Lopamudra Banerjee
The entire repair cycle of DNA replication has been identified for the first time... [Read More]
COVID-19 may harm male reproductive function
1 February 2021 - by Jen Willows
A new research paper warns that COVID-19 can affect men's sperm, but it may not be that simple… [Read More]
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