Hypermutation in children may be linked to increased mutations in the sperm of the biological father, especially fathers who received certain forms of chemotherapy to treat cancer early in life.
Researchers say stress may directly impact female fertility and ovarian reserve. Exposing female rats to scream sounds, researchers noted a decrease in estrogen and Anti-Mullerian hormone levels. Stress also reduced the number and quality of eggs, resulting in smaller litters. The findings shed light on the role stress may play on female reproduction.
Women who experience reproductive periods for more than 38 years are at increased risk of developing dementia later in life. The study found dementia and Alzheimer's risk increased successively for every additional year a woman remains fertile.
Young adults who acquire fewer genetic mutations over time lived five years longer than those who acquired them more rapidly.
Study of female fertility from age 9 to menopause reveals specific mechanisms that may affect fertility at different ages. The mechanisms depend on naturally occurring chromosome errors that vary depending on age.
Exposure to music, specifically complex and highly stimulating music, leads women to rate male faces as more attractive and increases willingness to date the men pictured, a new study reports.
Researchers report epigenetic modifications in the DNA of sperm in men who had higher phthalate levels.
Researchers have a new perspective on how certain proteins are evolving.
According to researchers, women who are severely depressed have decreased chances of becoming pregnant.
Researchers use optogenetics to obtain a better understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying fertility.