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New discovery shows how men may contribute to infertility

A new study at the University of Toledo shows that a father donates not one, but two centrioles through the sperm during fertilization, and the newly discovered sperm structure may contribute to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects. The centriole is … Continue reading

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New research extends egg health

Women have been told for years that if they don’t have children before their mid-30s, they may not be able to. But a new study from Princeton University has identified a drug that extends egg viability in worms, even when … Continue reading

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Why does fertility decline with age?

Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular pathways involved in the aging of human eggs. This research not only explains why egg quality —and thereby fertility—sharply declines with age, but could eventually lead to treatments to correct age-related … Continue reading

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Conception question answered

How exactly do sperm and egg come together to make a baby? It’s a question that has been plaguing scientists for years, and researchers at Britain’s Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute say they have the answer. Their research on mice has … Continue reading

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