Tagged: infertility

Infertility through the ages – and how IVF changed the way we think about it - Guest Work

Guest Author May 13, 2018

Tracey Loughran, University of Essex To all outward appearances, Louise Brown looked exactly the same as thousands of other babies when her blinking, slightly quizzical gaze met newspaper readers on the morning of July 27, 1978. But as the first child born using the technique of in-vitro fertilisation (IVF), she was utterly unique in the history of humankind. Read More

Mind the gap – does age difference in relationships matter? - Guest Work

Guest Author Apr 25, 2018

Gery Karantzas, Deakin University This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Romantic couples with a large age gap often raise eyebrows. Studies have found partners with more than a ten-year gap in age experience social disapproval. But when it comes to our own relationships, both men and women prefer … Read More

Promising male birth control pill has its origin in an arrow poison - Guest Work

Guest Author Jan 31, 2018

Gunda Georg, University of Minnesota; Jon Hawkinson, University of Minnesota, and Shameem Syeda, University of Minnesota This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. After decades of research, development of a male birth control may now be one step closer. My colleagues and I are working on a … Read More

Infertility: what’s it all about? - Guest Work

InfectedNZ Nov 21, 2016

Infertility is defined as the inability for a couple having regular unprotected sexual intercourse to have a baby. Globally, the rate of fertility is declining but infertility still affects one in seven couples in New Zealand. In general, humans are generally not considered to be an especially fertile species, with a potential capability of 20-30% reproductive success with each menstrual … Read More

Creating eggs from stem cells raises questions - News

John Kerr Oct 19, 2016

The successful production of functional mouse eggs entirely in cell culture by Japanese scientists has been lauded as a technical feat, but there might be some tricky issues to tackle before even thinking about progressing the technology to humans. In a paper published in Nature yesterday Katsuhiko Hayashi from Kyushu University and colleagues reported the results of their experiments … Read More

Triple S rated- sex, salmon and scicomm - Ice Doctor

Victoria Metcalf Mar 06, 2015

Milking male salmon- it’s all in the hand hold. A long time ago in a place not so far away, a young research scientist spent several weeks each colour-changing autumn ejaculating male salmon for their rich, milky sperm. It certainly wasn’t your everyday job and it wasn’t all as glamorous as it perhaps sounds. In fact it was about … Read More