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Scientists discover ‘roadmap’ for ovarian aging

Infertility likely stems from age-related decline of the ovaries, but the molecular mechanisms that lead to this decline have been unclear. Now, scientists have discovered, in unprecedented detail, how ovaries age in non-human primates. The findings, published in Cell, reveal … Continue reading

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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

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Freezing ovarian tissue: a new option?

Many women consider egg freezing for future fertility, but sometimes that isn’t an option, for various reasons. A new study suggests these women may have another option: freezing the ovarian tissue itself. According to the study, published in Reproductive Sciences, almost … Continue reading

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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

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