Meet the Egyptian spiny mouse: this menstruating rodent may help us understand human pregnancy

About 8–12% of couples of reproductive age suffer from infertility, and roughly 15% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. The underlying mechanisms of human pregnancy are still poorly understood. In part, this is because pregnancy works quite differently in most mammals. Read more: Miscarriages affect 1 in 6 pregnancies. We need better investigations and treatments … Read more

The Power of Assisted Reproduction

While most people are aware of the threats posed by climate change, few know of just how drastic those threats are to biodiversity. According to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the Earth loses roughly 10,000 species every year, roughly 5,000 times higher than the natural extinction rate. ​While zoos are an effective way to house endangered … Read more

Assisted reproduction science could be a lifeline for koalas

It’s hard not to be horror-stricken by the devastating Australian fire season of 2019-20. Over seven months, more than 17 million hectares of land were scorched by brutal fires, an area two-thirds the size of the UK. Some areas were hit harder than others, including Kangaroo Island in South Australia, where more than half the island was … Read more