The first stages of placental development take place days before the embryo starts to form in human pregnancies. This new finding highlights the importance of
Mitochondrial therapy in complicated pregnancies lowers the chance of cardiovascular problems in the offspring.
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Older male monkeys sire fewer offspring, a new study shows. The finding could have implications for human infertility, researchers report.
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Among deep-sea anglerfishes, tiny males permanently attack to relatively gigantic females. New understanding of this process could benefit human health.
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Bloodthirsty tsetse flies nurse their young, one live birth at a time – understanding this unusual strategy could help fight the disease they spread
This insect's unique reproductive biology could lead to new ways to control the species in the environment – and prevent the deadly sleeping sickness it spreads to people.
July 29, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: reproduction insects molecular-biology entomology tsetse-fly tsetse-flies milk larvae sleeping-sickness trypanosomiasis lactation african-sleeping-sickness viviparous symbiont
Nature’s epidural: Genetic variant may explain why some women don’t need pain relief during childbirth
Women who do not need pain relief during childbirth may be carriers of a key genetic variant that acts a natural epidural, say scientists at the University of
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The health risks of dog neutering aren't the same for all breeds, a new study shows. The researchers also break down the safest time for neutering by breed.
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Women who experience high blood pressure during pregnancy are more likely to develop heart disease and heart failure in later life, according to an
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Researchers are using a newly developed satellite tag to study previously unknown aspects of tiger shark reproduction. This approach could be used on other difficult-to-study shark species.
April 28, 2020 • ~9 min
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