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Read more at: Placenta changes could mean male offspring of older mums more likely to develop heart problems in later life, rat study finds
Pregnant woman

Placenta changes could mean male offspring of older mums more likely to develop heart problems in later life, rat study finds

28 November 2019

Changes occur in the placenta in older pregnant mothers leading to a greater likelihood of poor health in their male offspring, a study in rats has shown. Both male and female fetuses do not grow as large in older mothers, but there are sex-specific differences in changes to placental development and function. These are...


Read more at: 'The Hidden Affliction' book launch: photos and videos
The Hidden Affliction: book launch

'The Hidden Affliction' book launch: photos and videos

21 November 2019

Last week saw the launch of a new multidisciplinary collection of essays about the relationship between the 'historic' sexually transmitted infections - gonorrhoea, chlamydia, and syphilis - and infertility. The Hidden Affliction: sexually transmitted infections and infertility in history (University of Rochester Press...


Read more at: £10 million Human Developmental Biology Initiative announced
Human embryonic stem cells

£10 million Human Developmental Biology Initiative announced

13 August 2019

Researchers from the Babraham Institute and the Gurdon Institute will contribute to a world-first research project that will unravel how human embryos develop in the first weeks and months after fertilisation, improving our understanding of fertility, birth defects and regenerative medicine . The £10 million Wellcome-...


Read more at: Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

23 April 2019

Collaborative studies between research groups at the Department of Physiology Development and Neuroscience and Professor Sue Ozanne's in the Clinical School have yielded a paper published in FASEB J which has also had press interest.


Read more at: Inaugural Event: SRI Reproduction

Inaugural Event: SRI Reproduction

27 February 2019

The new SRI in Reproduction was officially launched on Friday 8 December 2018 in the Pitt Building. Around 100 academics from across all the disciplines gathered for a program of presentations and talks on the topic of reproduction.


Read more at: Dr. Yuliya Hilevych discusses The Barton Clinic on Woman's Hour

Dr. Yuliya Hilevych discusses The Barton Clinic on Woman's Hour

26 February 2019

Cambridge scholar and fertility historian Dr Yuliya Hilevych was on BBC Woman's Hour this week discussing 'Mary’s Babies', a fictional play based on the true story of Mary Barton, a fertility treatment pioneer who set up a ground-breaking fertility clinic in London alongside her husband in the 1930s. The real clinic’s...


Read more at: CTR Annual Conference - Registration open

CTR Annual Conference - Registration open

25 February 2019


Read more at: Seminar - 'It is better for couples to live in hope than know the worst'.

Seminar - 'It is better for couples to live in hope than know the worst'.

21 February 2019

Advice on unresolved infertility and alternatives to (biological) parenting in Britain before in-vitro fertilisation, 1950-1980.