Tag Archives: eggs

Study uncovers the role of DNA repair in preserving egg quality

A study out of Australia has uncovered the role DNA repair plays in preserving egg quality, offering hope for women whose eggs may be damaged through treatments such as radiation and chemotherapy. The study found that when the cell death … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Jumping genes threaten egg cell quality

A woman’s supply of eggs is finite, so it is crucial that the quality of their genetic material is ensured. New work from the Carnegie Institute for Science elucidates a mechanism by which, even before birth, the body tries to … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Scientists reverse reproductive clock in mice

Researchers have lifted fertility rates in older female mice with small doses of a metabolic compound that reverses the aging process in eggs, offering hope for some women struggling to conceive. The University of Queensland, Australia, study found a non-invasive … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Smoking, pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring

Low levels of oxygen in the womb, which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as pre-eclampsia, may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests. The research, led by scientists at the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Breast cancer gene linked to fertility problems

A gene mutation that is linked to a greater risk of breast cancer may also be tied to potential fertility problems, researchers report. The BRCA1 gene mutation, which raises the risk of breast cancer by 80 percent, may be linked … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment