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Sperm screening might detect harmful mutations before embryo implantation

Screening sperm may help identify potentially harmful new genetic mutations and help fertility specialists prevent them from being passed on to offspring, shows a preliminary study published in eLife. The results suggest a potential tool to help improve fertility treatment … Continue reading

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Study: ‘Why is it so hard for humans to have a baby?’

New research by a scientist at the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, England, suggests that “selfish chromosomes” explain why most human embryos die very early on. The study, published in PLoS Biology, explaining why fish embryos are … Continue reading

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Miscarriage risk predictable, study finds

A woman’s risk of suffering one of the most common types of miscarriages can be predicted based on a specialized analysis of her genome, according to a Rutgers study. Scientists said this insight could allow patients and clinicians to make … Continue reading

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A missing ‘motor’ causes eggs to fail

Human eggs often contain the wrong number of chromosomes, leading to miscarriages and infertility. A research team led by Melina Schuh at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Multidisciplinary Sciences, in Germany, has discovered that human eggs are missing an … Continue reading

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Study finds mild thyroid dysfunction affects one in five women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility

Mild thyroid abnormalities affect up to one in five women with a history of miscarriage or subfertility, which is a prolonged time span of trying to become pregnant, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical … Continue reading

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High-strain physical activity associated with greater risk of very early pregnancy loss

In women with a history of miscarriage, higher levels of physical activity were associated with a greater risk of subclinical, or very early, pregnancy loss, according to new research at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Among women with confirmed pregnancy, … Continue reading

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Recurrent miscarriage linked to chromosomal abnormalities

When a couple loses a pregnancy, and especially when the same couple loses multiple pregnancies, doctors are often at a loss to explain why. For about 40 to 60 percent of couples with recurrent miscarriage (RM), the condition remains unexplained, … Continue reading

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Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeated miscarriages, study reports

Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women, according to research presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans … Continue reading

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New podcast discusses “Coping with a miscarriage”

According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, about 15 to 20 percent of pregnancies end in miscarriage. For couples, this can be a devastating event. Dealing with a miscarriage can cause a roller coaster of emotions, doubt and … Continue reading

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New research may explain some causes of infertility and miscarriage

A study in the journal Nature Cell Biology has uncovered information about a key stage that human embryonic cells must pass through just before an embryo implants. The research, led by UCLA biologist Amander Clark, could help explain certain causes of … Continue reading

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