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BioNews News articles written by Dr Elizabeth Oliver:

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Key gene in making eggs and sperm discovered
10 February 2020 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Researchers from Kumamoto University in Japan have revealed a potential genetic cause for infertility in a new study published in Developmental Cell... [Read More]
Infertility stress almost doubles the risk of depression in women
19 August 2019 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Women who suffer from stress linked to infertility when embarking on assisted reproduction are more likely to be prescribed antidepressants, according to new research... [Read More]
Human embryo model made from stem cells is most advanced yet
8 July 2019 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Scientists have used embryonic stem cells to create three-dimensional early-stage human embryos that are more complex than any previous lab-generated embryo model... [Read More]
Sperm tail-tracking method could help fertility testing
10 June 2019 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
A new way of analysing sperm could lead to improvements in male fertility testing, according to the scientists who developed the method... [Read More]
'Older' sperm produce healthier offspring
18 February 2019 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Selecting sperm with greater stamina results in offspring that are healthier and live longer, according to a recent study in zebrafish... [Read More]
IVF linked to child asthma risk
10 December 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Children born to parents who took more than a year to conceive or who used fertility treatment may be at increased risk of developing asthma, according to a new study... [Read More]
BPA-free plastics harm eggs and sperm in mice
17 September 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Plastics that do not contain bisphenol A (BPA) – a compound known to harm reproductive health – may not necessarily be any safer than those that do, experiments in mice have shown... [Read More]
Lab-grown lungs transplanted into pigs
6 August 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
A team of scientists has successfully transplanted bioengineered lungs into pigs, paving the way for lab-grown organs in humans... [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]
Newborns' stem cells lost in storage failure
9 April 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
A storage failure at a private UK tissue bank may have resulted in the loss of valuable stem cell samples obtained from newborn babies... [Read More]
Human eggs grown in a dish for the first time
12 February 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
Researchers have grown fully developed human eggs in the laboratory for the first time... [Read More]
Friends share closer genetics than strangers
22 January 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
We are more likely to share genetic similarities with our friends than with strangers because of our social structure, a new study has found... [Read More]
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BioNews Review articles written by Dr Elizabeth Oliver:

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Radio Review: Fertility and the Environment – BBC Radio 4
22 October 2018 - by Dr Elizabeth Oliver
A dystopian world where environmental pollutants are leading to sterility of the human race – fiction, or a stark reality of where we are heading?... [Read More]