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Human eggs remain healthy for decades by putting ‘batteries on standby mode’

Immature human egg cells skip a fundamental metabolic reaction thought to be essential for generating energy, according to the findings of a study by researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) published in the journal Nature. By altering their metabolic … Continue reading

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New technique could provide ‘egg health’ indicators

Using the power of single-cell analysis, researchers at the Babraham Institute in the U.K. have assessed the effects of age on egg cells (oocytes) in mice, particularly looking to identify genomic and epigenetic factors that relate to reduced developmental competence. … Continue reading

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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

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Zinc deficiency may harm egg development, study finds

Ovulation disorders are a leading cause of female infertility. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have found that zinc deficiency can negatively affect the early stages of egg development, reducing the ability of the egg cells to divide and be fertilized. … Continue reading

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