Medical research

The successful ovulation of 100 eggs from 1 female mouse

The average number of eggs for genetically modified mice (knockout mice) obtained using previous methods of superovulation induction is about 20 but in reality the number is often much smaller, about 10 or less. However, ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Curcumin reduces high glucose-induced NTDs in mice embryos

(HealthDay)—Curcumin appears to reduce high glucose-induced neural tube defect (NTD) formation by blocking cellular stress and activation of caspases, according to an experimental study published in the June 4 issue of ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

New IVF device may improve fertility treatment

For couples struggling to conceive the old-fashioned way, in vitro fertilization (IVF) provides an alternate route to starting a family. When eggs are mixed with sperm in test tubes, the fertilized eggs to grow into embryos ...

Neuroscience

Tiny 'garbage collectors' help control brain development

(Medical Xpress)—Millions of tiny nanovesicles—once thought to be merely molecular garbage collectors—are actually stuffed with information crucial to brain development, Yale researchers report.

Neuroscience

Seeing the brain at greater depth

Brain tissue is opaque, so classical microscopy methods require slicing the brain into ultra-thin slivers to allow light to shine through. Techniques have been developed to enhance brain tissue transparency, but the chemicals ...

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