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Trailblazing Endocrinologist Neena Schwartz Dies
Kerry Grens | Apr 27, 2018
The reproductive biologist uncovered hormones important for fertility cycles.
Climate Change Could Shift Timing of Species’ Interactions
Ashley Yeager | Apr 16, 2018
The alterations have been greater under rapidly-climbing global temperatures, suggesting key ecological relationships could be disrupted in the future.
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
To Give Cancer Survivors a Chance to Conceive, Scientists are Designing Artificial Ovaries
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2018
The goal is to house patients’ follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment.
Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Factory
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 10, 2017
A fruit fly ovary can contain up to 20 eggs at a time.
Pesticide Residues Linked to Unsuccessful IVF
Kerry Grens | Oct 30, 2017
Women who ate more produce known to harbor pesticides were less likely to succeed with fertility treatment than women who ate fewer of these fruits and vegetables.
Bacteria Found in Women’s Upper Reproductive Tracts
Diana Kwon | Oct 17, 2017
A new study identifies microorganisms residing in the human fallopian tubes and uterus, but some researchers are skeptical of the findings.
Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 6, 2017
John Robertson was known for his contributions to reproductive medicine ethics and for solidifying the scholarly connection between biomedicine and law.
Snake Sex Determination Dogma Overturned
Abby Olena | Jul 6, 2017
Researchers find that boas and pythons use an XY sex chromosome system, rather than the previously assumed ZW system found in some other snakes.
Male Fish Borrows Egg to Clone Itself
Ruth Williams | May 23, 2017
A fish created by spontaneous androgenesis is the first known vertebrate to arise naturally by this asexual reproductive phenomenon.