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Reproductive Biology

The sexual or asexual process by which organisms generate new individuals of the same kind; procreation.

Reproductive Biology Articles

Scientists Confirm Evolutionary Exception: Researchers Provide Strong Evidence That An Ancient Microbe Thrives And Evolves Without Sex
Biologists have confirmed that a group of microscopic animals has evolved for tens of millions of years without sexual reproduction implying a radical exception to the biological rule that abandonment of sexual reproduction is an evolutionary dead end.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Sex: Why bother? Evolutionary mysteries probed at UH
What advantage did sex offer when it first appeared and why does sex persist in modern organisms, stopping them from becoming asexual again...

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.00

Researchers Find New Form Of Hormone That Helps Songbirds Reproduce
A third form of a key reproduction hormone could be a link between song and enhanced procreation in songbirds...

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Lack Of Sex Could Be A Signpost To Extinction, Claim Researchers
Researchers from Imperial College London believe that when species become asexual they could be on their way to extinction.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.00

Component in soy products causes reproductive problems in laboratory mice
Genistein, a major component of soy, was found to disrupt the development of the ovaries in newborn female mice that were given the product, according to a study.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Hormonal Male Contraception Reversible After Few Months For All Men
With hormonal male contraception likely to be available in the near future, results in a study highlight how such contraception is reversible within a few months.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.00

Thermal imaging shatters arousal gender gap myth
A new study that used thermal imaging technology for the first time ever to measure sexual arousal rates has turned the conventional wisdom that women become aroused more slowly than men on its head.

Date: 2 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.00

Unique Genetic Profile Helps Over-45s Conceive Naturally
Women who have a special genetic profile can conceive spontaneously after the age of 45 years, scientist says...

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 7.75

Household Items May Pose Danger During Pregnancy
What do popcorn bags, frying pans and mattresses have in common?
Chemicals contained in these and other common household items may affect maternal thyroid function and may lead to impaired fetal brain development

Date: 9 Nov 2006, Rating: not rated

High Protein Diet May Be Bad For Women Trying To Conceive
A moderately high protein diet could reduce a woman's chances of becoming pregnant as observed in a study conducted on mice.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Slight Increased Risk Of Major Birth Defects Associated With IVF
Babies conceived through in vitro fertilization have a slightly increased risk of major birth defects, such as heart or muscle and skeletal defects, compared to babies conceived naturally, according to a study.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.00

Researchers Urge Caution Over Using Ginseng In Early Pregnancy
Researchers from Hong Kong have warned that women should be cautious about using the herbal remedy ginseng in the early stages of pregnancy.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: not rated

Secret Sex Life Of Killer Fungus
Scientists have found that Aspergillus fumigatus, a fungus linked to asthma, might have been reproducing sexually.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 8.75

Pheromones In Male Perspiration Reduce Women's Tension, Alter Hormone Response
Scientists have found that exposure to male perspiration has marked psychological and physiological effects on women...

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.33

New Brain Hormone Puts Brakes On Reproduction
Researchers have discovered a new actor in the mammalian reproductive system, a hormone that fills a role long suspected, but until now undetected.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 4.33

Amoebas Use "Midwives" To Reproduce
Physicists and biologists discovered a third scenario, involving a "midwife" amoeba, in the birth process of amoebas.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 5.78

New method for predicting risk of emergency caesarean section after a previous caesarean
A paper published in PLoS Medicine provides a novel method for estimating the risk of emergency caesarean section after a previous caesarean section.

Date: 18 Aug 2007, Rating: not rated

When To Reproduce? It's All In The Timing
A marine biologist leads a research team overturns a widely-held principle of reproduction in aquatic organisms.

Date: 24 Jul 2006, Rating: 2.50