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Older wombs linked to complications in pregnant mice

Posted by on September 6th, 2017

This article is recent news from the Babraham Institute in Cambridge, view the original post here and the Nature Communications research paper here. Deciding to start a family later in life could be about more than just the age of your eggs. A new study in mice suggests the age of a mother’s womb may[…]

Exciting news on neural stem cell niches: stunning research from Fiona Doetsch’s lab

Posted by on August 26th, 2016

http://www.cell.com/cell-stem-cell/fulltext/S1934-5909(16)30163-1 Sense & Sensibility: niche signals regulate neural stem cells in an age-dependent manner paper feature by Thomas Schwarz-Romond Tissue specific stem cell niches provide lifelong support for adult stem cells. The cell-biological dissection of (adult neural) stem cell – niche interactions uncovered unexpected regulatory functions. These new results imply that stem cell niches actively[…]

Imaging techniques gives insight to what happens in aged eggs

Posted by on January 4th, 2014

Currently, more and more women delay having children because of pursuing higher educational and career aspirations, as well as changing cultural norms. Unfortunately their eggs become susceptible to chromosome mis-segregation as a consequence of maternal aging. This would generate aneuploid embryos, so causing increased and birth defects (Jones and Lane, 2013). However, the actual ways[…]