‘Mini-placentas’ could provide a model for early pregnancy

Researchers say that new ‘mini-placentas’ – a cellular model of the early stages of the placenta – could provide a window into early pregnancy and help transform our understanding of reproductive disorders. Details of this new research are published today in the journal Nature.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Nov. 28, 2018 ~5 min

Climate change: Heatwaves 'halve' male insect fertility

A study of beetles could explain global decline in insects - and how heat can damage male fertility.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Nov. 13, 2018 ~2 min

Women’s choice drives more sustainable global birth rate

Imagine a world with twice as many people in it. That's how it would be if fertility rates were the same as in 1970. Choices by women are behind the change.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Nov. 1, 2018 ~5 min