The genome of the hornwort, one of the first plants to colonize land, may offer a way to grow crops more efficiently with less synthetic fertilizer.
March 16, 2020 • ~4 min
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) "...affects women in a number of ways throughout their life course. It is not just about ovaries."
March 12, 2020 • ~3 min
Certain fish are super-urinators, meaning that they contribute more nitrogen to the ecosystem. Unfortunately, they're also prize catches.
March 3, 2020 • ~6 min
New research suggests a slight advantage to using fresh donor eggs for in-vitro fertilization (IVF), although that's one factor among many for consideration.
Feb. 7, 2020 • ~3 min
Treatment with a naturally occurring antioxidant, CoQ10, restores many aspects of fertility in C. elegans worms following exposure to BPA. The findings offer a possible path toward undoing BPA-induced reproductive harms in people.
Feb. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
"Aging" urine can deactivate 99% of antibiotic-resistant genes in bacteria in the urine, research finds. That means the pee could be safe fertilizer.
Jan. 24, 2020 • ~4 min
"We have known for a long time that we humans have a unique fertility curve." New research offers an explanation.
Oct. 9, 2019 • ~5 min
New findings may explain a population paradox that has dogged researchers.
June 25, 2019 • ~8 min
Research suggests doctors should counsel men about the effect their age will have on conception, pregnancy, and the health of the child.
May 13, 2019 • ~4 min
A team of researchers from the University of Cambridge and the Manta Trust has successfully scanned a pregnant wild reef manta ray underwater to obtain clear ultrasound images of her foetus, using the world’s first contactless underwater ultrasound scanner.
April 30, 2019 • ~5 min