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Best minds frame research priorities for reproductive health

Research into the optimal preconception diet and societal barriers to fertility are among the key priorities for future reproductive health […]

How do we halt the spread of Zika virus?

With the WHO declaring the zika virus a global public health emergency, key questions must be answered if we are to […]

More than 400 conditions co-occur with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)

Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people […]

Improving pregnancy care for at-risk populations in Australia

Three different at-risk populations with evidence of poor pregnancy outcomes are the focus of Dr Melanie Gibson-Helm’s research program, funded by […]

Higher rate of women giving birth than a decade ago

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) shows that the rate of women aged between […]

A focus on fatty eggs and fertility

A new study of fat levels in oocytes (immature ova or eggs) has the potential to transform IVF practice, benefiting […]

Teratogenic

Teratogenic means having the potential to cause congenital malformations (birth defects). Teratogenic substances that should not be consumed during pregnancy […]

Mitochondrial DNA mutations affect male and female fertility and ageing

Research indicates for the first time that mutations within the DNA sequence of mitochondria impact on the energy producing capacity […]

Toxoplasma parasite’s greedy appetite may be its downfall

Researchers are a step closer to developing drug targets for Toxoplasmosis, after gaining insight into its unique feeding behaviour. Toxoplasma […]
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Molecular mechanisms within foetal lungs that initiate labour

Researchers at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have identified two proteins in a foetus’ lungs responsible for initiating the […]