reproductive biology
Infographic: Plastics’ Effects
Infographic: Plastics’ Effects
Ee Ling Ng | May 31, 2017
Lab studies suggest that plastic pollutants in the environment could have detrimental effects on animals’ physiology.
Mice Successfully Reproduce with 3-D Printed Ovaries
Mice Successfully Reproduce with 3-D Printed Ovaries
Bob Grant | May 16, 2017
Researchers have constructed prosthetic female reproductive organs and implanted them in mice, some of which conceived and gave birth to live young.
Ancient Marine Reptile Birthed Live Young
Ancient Marine Reptile Birthed Live Young
Bob Grant | Feb 15, 2017
Researchers have described a pregnant Dinochephalosaurus, and the fossilized remains suggest that the massive animal did not lay eggs, as previously suspected.
Eel-ucidating A Fishy Mystery
Eel-ucidating A Fishy Mystery
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2016
Researchers are using high-tech solutions to bring the lifecycle of the European eel into sharper focus.
Q&A: Zika Damages Mouse Testes, Reduces Fertility
Q&A: Zika Damages Mouse Testes, Reduces Fertility
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 31, 2016
Michael Diamond of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and colleagues tracked the virus in the male mouse reproductive tract over several weeks.
Why Female Orgasm Evolved
Why Female Orgasm Evolved
Jef Akst | Aug 4, 2016
The phenomenon may have arisen to trigger hormonal surges and drive ovulation, scientists propose.
Guppie Porn
Guppie Porn
The Scientist Staff | Jul 31, 2016
Biologist Carin Bondar delivers a TED talk about the wilder side of sex.
Embryo Watch
Embryo Watch
Jef Akst | May 5, 2016
A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.
Meiotic Mysteries
Meiotic Mysteries
Karen Schindler | May 1, 2016
Understanding why so many human oocytes contain the wrong number of chromosomes
A Scrambled Mess
A Scrambled Mess
Karen Schindler | May 1, 2016
Why do so many human eggs have the wrong number of chromosomes?