A new study shows unequivocally that stem cells in the ovaries are a critical piece of the mammal fertility puzzle, and may be harnessed to revolutionize fertility treatments and perhaps even delay menopause.
Molecules brought to Earth in meteorite strikes could potentially be converted into the building blocks of DNA, researchers have shown.
When Dr. Eli Adashi began practicing fertility medicine in 1974, there was nothing so revolutionary as in vitro fertilization, but at least there was the drug clomiphene citrate (Clomid). Before that came to market in 1967, Adashi said with only a little exaggeration, the job of a fertility doctor was basically to refer couples who could not conceive a baby to adoption agencies.
A massive international DNA analysis of pregnant women has identified for the first time six gene regions that influence the length of pregnancy and the timing of birth. The findings may lead to new ways to prevent preterm birth and its consequences — the leading cause of death among children under age 5 worldwide.
Researchers have unraveled the negative effects of pesticide exposure on birth outcomes, such as weight, gestation and abnormalities.
Some children born with birth defects may be at increased risk for specific types of cancer, according to a new review.
Pregnant women who are diagnosed with sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and insomnia appear to be at risk of delivering their babies before reaching full term, according to an analysis of California births.
Is being born in states with high stroke mortality associated with dementia risk in a group of individuals who eventually all lived outside those states? A new article suggests it might be.
Do very-preterm or very-low-weight babies develop anxiety and mood disorders later in life? Researchers have concluded a study to answer this question.
A new study examines the role of racial identity and acculturation on the birth weight of black infants.