Overweight men are inhibiting childbirth

IMAGE: Doctoral Thesis. view more  Credit: University of Tartu About 15% of couples in fertile age have experienced fertility problems. Men contribute to 50% of the cases when a couple cannot achieve the desired pregnancy. The proportion of overweight men has tripled in parallel with the increase in fertility problems worldwide. The doctoral thesis conducted at…

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UMass Amherst cell biologist chosen for Pew Scholars Biomedical Research Program

IMAGE: UMass Amherst assistant professor named to Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences. view more  Credit: UMass Amherst University of Massachusetts Amherst biologist Lillian Fritz-Laylin is one of 22 early-career researchers selected for the Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, the Pew Charitable Trusts announced Friday, June 14. The scientists will use their awards…

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Nephrology and Public Policy Committee (NPPC) aims to intensify research activity

“Epidemiological and clinical research and public policy in Europe are generally considered to be comprehensive and successful, but there is potential for improvement and scope for new opportunities”, explains Professor Ziad A. Massy, Paris/France, Chair of the Nephrology and Public Policy Committee. “Especially in nephrology we have to further intensify our research activities. With 850…

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Artificial nose identifies malignant tissue in brain tumours during surgery

IMAGE: Flue gas created by an electric knife is fed directly into the measurement system. view more  Credit: Antti Roine An artificial nose developed at Tampere University, Finland, helps neurosurgeons to identify cancerous tissue during surgery and enables the more precise excision of tumours. Electrosurgical resection using devices such as an electric knife or diathermy blade…

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