Reproduction

Miniature female reproductive system, that fits in palm of hand, may help drug testing

Miniature female reproductive system, that fits in palm of hand, may help drug testing

The new 3D technology - called EVATAR - is made with human tissue and will enable scientists to conduct much-needed testing of new drugs for safety and effectiveness on the female reproductive system.

Mar 29, 2017, 13:44 PM IST
A son's ability to reproduce dependent on father's nutritional history?

A son's ability to reproduce dependent on father's nutritional history?

Experiments were carried out in the fruit fly, which shares many similar pathways and characteristics with human genes.

Feb 17, 2017, 00:06 AM IST
Low thyroid linked to negative reproductive health of women: Doctors

Low thyroid linked to negative reproductive health of women: Doctors

According to them, Hypothyroidism -- when the thyroid gland doesn`t produce enough thyroid hormone -- is more common a cause for infertility and miscarriage in women than most of them realize.

Dec 19, 2016, 21:06 PM IST

World's first 'concert' for embryos held in Spanish clinic

A Spanish singer-songwriter has performed live for a very special audience - 380 embryos in an IVF clinic - in a first of its kind effort to boost fertilisation rates.

Jul 13, 2015, 16:21 PM IST

First part of semen most effective for conception

The fluid squirted during ejaculation is composed of various fragments and the sperm in the first fragment are more effective in fertilising the eggs and in embryonic development than those lagging behind, says a study.

May 27, 2015, 16:30 PM IST
Pesticides alter bees' brains, affect reproductive ability

Pesticides alter bees' brains, affect reproductive ability

New research suggests that a particular class of pesticides called "neonicotinoids" do not kill bees but impair their brain function to disturb learning, blunt food gathering skills and harm reproduction.

May 01, 2015, 13:36 PM IST
 Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction

Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction

A new study has revealed that the pelvic (hip) bones in whales were not vestigial, but helped in their reproduction process.

Sep 09, 2014, 15:46 PM IST
 Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction

Hip bones play key role in whales' reproduction

A new study has revealed that the pelvic (hip) bones in whales were not vestigial, but helped in their reproduction process.

Sep 09, 2014, 15:45 PM IST

Climate change ravaging Antarctic fur seals: Study

A food shortage likely caused by climate change is shrinking a South Antarctic fur seal colony and changing the profile of its surviving members, researchers have said.

Jul 24, 2014, 09:20 AM IST

Male contraceptive pills come closer to reality

A new breakthrough by an Australian scientist could finally make a male contraceptive a reality.

Dec 03, 2013, 16:35 PM IST

Why mere presence of males shortens females` lifespans in some species

Researchers have discovered that males of the laboratory roundworm secrete signalling molecules that significantly shorten the lifespan of the opposite sex.

Nov 29, 2013, 13:12 PM IST

Male guppies can reproduce for ten months even after death

A team of evolutionary biologists in Trinidad has found that male guppies continue to reproduce for at least ten months after they die.

Jun 13, 2013, 18:57 PM IST

Women could `evolve` out of menopause to bear children later

Women may evolve out of the menopause and bear children into their fifties and beyond, an Indian-origin genetics expert has claimed.

May 29, 2013, 19:48 PM IST

Plastic additive BPA `harms reproduction`

In a new study, researchers have found new evidence that the plastic additive BPA can disrupt women’s reproductive systems, causing chromosome damage, miscarriages and birth defects.

Sep 25, 2012, 20:23 PM IST

Number of IVF and ICSI babies reach 5 million mark

The number of babies born as a result of assisted reproduction technologies has reached an estimated total of 5 million.

Jul 02, 2012, 15:16 PM IST

Key mechanism in early embryo development `identified`

Biologists have identified the key mechanism for controlling early embryonic development.

Oct 22, 2011, 12:50 PM IST

Women’s voices don`t give cues about ovulation

A new study suggests woman’s voice does not give reliable information about the timing of ovulation.

Sep 22, 2011, 12:10 PM IST

Now, a tool to predict time left on biological clock

Levels of a hormone can reveal how many eggs a woman has remaining.

Aug 07, 2011, 16:00 PM IST

Now, a tool to predict time left on biological clock

Scientists have discovered a new method that can help women know if their biological clock is ticking.

Aug 07, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Good-looking couple more likely to have daughters

A new study has shown that attractive couples are more likely to have daughters as compared to plainer parents.

Nov 30, 2010, 13:22 PM IST