Biology of Reproduction

Biology of Reproduction is a peer-reviewed academic journal, and the official journal of the Society for the Study of Reproduction. It is published with the assistance of HighWire Press.

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Obstetrics & gynaecology

Scientists report new endometriosis findings

Endometriosis is a disease that affects 10 to 15 percent of all reproductive-aged women. Although no cure has been found, researchers seek to determine why some women develop endometriosis and in order to develop effective ...

Medical research

Long, mysterious strips of RNA contribute to low sperm count

Scientists have found distinctive portions of genetic material—known as lncRNAs—that help sperm develop. Male mice lacking a particular lncRNA have low sperm count, suggesting lncRNAs could represent novel infertility ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

A focus on fatty eggs and fertility

A new study of fat levels in oocytes (immature ova or eggs) has the potential to transform IVF practice, benefiting the dairy industry, and women seeking assisted reproductive treatment too.

Medical research

UVA fertilization discovery may lead to male contraceptive

Groundbreaking new reproductive research from the School of Medicine has identified key molecular events that could be playing a critical role as sperm and egg fuse to create new life. The findings might one day lead to the ...

Medical research

Zinc deficiency before conception disrupts fetal development

Female mice deprived of dietary zinc for a relatively short time before conception experienced fertility and pregnancy problems and had smaller, less-developed fetuses than mice that ingested zinc during the same times, according ...

Oncology & Cancer

Immune cells open window to breast cancer risk

University of Adelaide researchers have made a major discovery that highlights the important role played by immune cells in the risk of developing breast cancer.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

A pack of walnuts a day keeps the fertility specialist away?

A paper published 15 August 2012 in Biology of Reproduction's Papers-in-Press reveals that eating 75 grams of walnuts a day improves the vitality, motility, and morphology of sperm in healthy men aged 21 to 35.