Health

Mother's obesity may lead to infertility in the next generation

Levels of the hormone ghrelin are low in obese women and a recent study accepted for publication in Endocrinology, a publication of The Endocrine Society, reports that mice whose mothers had low ghrelin levels were less fertile ...

Medical research

Researchers identify protein essential for embryo implantation

 Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have identified a key step in the establishment of a pregnancy. Their discovery shows how the hormone progesterone suppresses the growth of the uterus’s lining ...

Medical research

Adelaide IVF breakthrough to hit the world market

A University of Adelaide reproductive biologist has achieved a major breakthrough in IVF technology that is expected to help millions of women around the world who have suffered previous miscarriages after IVF treatment.

Health

Blood brothers: Spanish newborn helps heal sibling

A Spanish boy with a serious form of anemia has recovered after a groundbreaking procedure using blood from the umbilical cord of his genetically-selected brother, authorities said Friday.

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