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