A Dad by Any Other Name

After the divorce, my daughter Marisa started calling me Bill. “It’s Dad,” I’d hiss through clenched teeth, smiling at the checkout clerk and miming a kids these days expression. “O.K., Bill,” she’d reply and walk off, coolly aloof, as only an offended 14-year-old girl can be. Initially, I attempted to ignore this change. One, I…

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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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