Genome analysis and biomarker technologies
Health and Nutrition

21/03/2018

The numer of egg donations being used in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) cycles is on the rise, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA).  Statistics show that 3924 women underwent IVF using a donor egg in 2016, compared...

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18/10/2017

What is the secret to healthy ageing? A balanced diet? Staying active? Non smokers? Or a healthy gut? Researchers at the Lawson Health Research Institute of Western University in Ontario, Canada [1] analysed the gut microbes of over 1000 participant...

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04/07/2016

The genus of viruses known as the flaviviruses are emerging globally as a significant cause of human disease. A flavivirus currently in the news and causing a lot of concern is Zika virus. Other medically important flaviviruses include dengue, yellow...

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31/05/2016

Have you ever wondered what may be lurking on the handrails and turnstiles and all the surfaces you touch, on your daily commute to work? Well now we may find out. On the 21st June 2016 the International MetaSUB Consortium launched the first Global C...

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22/07/2015

Inability to produce measureable amounts of viable sperm is a symptom of azoospermia, a medical condition found in approximately 1% of the male population and responsible for nearly 17% of male infertility cases. Researchers from the University of Pe...

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18/06/2015

The debate about cancer screening has again been in the news with the disconnect between the prevalence of cervical cancer and the lack of routine screening on women over 65. Half of all deaths attributable to cervical cancer are in women over 65 and...

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Recent Posts

IVF egg donations double in the past 10 years (Health and Nutrition)

21/03/2018

The numer of egg donations being used in In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) cycles is on the rise, according to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority’s (HFEA).  Statistics show that...

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First human eggs grown in laboratory (Interesting Science)

13/02/2018

Human eggs have been grown in a laboratory for the first time at the University of Edinburgh. This new research brings us one step closer to the understanding of egg development in the fema...

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Going to space can cause unprecedented changes in DNA (Interesting Science)

27/11/2017

When Scott went to space he not only grew 2 inches taller compared to his twin, but his DNA also changed! Space is one of the most extreme environments imaginable due to the low levels of o...

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