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CONTENTS Issue #1100
Book Review: Rebel Cell – Cancer, evolution and the science of life
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What's in the Pipeline for Male Infertility?
21 June 2021 - by Dr Helen Robertson
A historic lack of investment in targeted treatments means that male infertility hasn't received the airtime that's needed to raise awareness, open up the conversation, or provide therapeutic options that focus on the cause... [Read More]
Why fertility treatment must be in the Women's Health Strategy
21 June 2021 - by Sarah Norcross
The Progress Educational Trust draws the attention of the UK government to five areas of fertility treatment which have far-reaching consequences for the health of women... [Read More]
Doctors donating their own sperm is a bigger problem than you think
21 June 2021 - by Sarah Dingle
Imagine: you have a life, a job, a house, and perhaps kids of your own. You're an adult, moving through the world with a sense of who you are and what you want... [Read More]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
Book Review: Rebel Cell – Cancer, evolution and the science of life
21 June 2021 - by Dr Yvonne Collins
Cancer has plagued humans throughout history, but it's not a uniquely human affliction – it can be found lurking in virtually every living creature going as far back as the dinosaurs... [Read More]

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