Medical research

Male sex hormones in ovaries essential for female fertility

Male sex hormones, such as testosterone, have well defined roles in male reproduction and prostate cancer. What may surprise many is that they also play an important role in female fertility. A new study finds that the presence ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Age-related infertility may be caused by scarred ovaries

Women's decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in mice.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Hormone discovery marks breakthough in understanding fertility

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have shown, for the first time, that a naturally occurring hormone plays a vital part in regulating a woman's fertility, a discovery that could lead to better diagnosis and treatment ...

Autism spectrum disorders

Link between PCOS in the mother and autism in the child

Children born to mothers with polycystic ovarian syndrome, PCOS, are at an increased risk of developing autism spectrum disorders, according to a new epidemiological study from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet. The findings, ...

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