IVF news: did you know that pregnancy causes long-term changes in your brain?


Every day science moves forward, either in small, partial steps or in quite significant discoveries. We’ll be bringing you regular news from IVF, keeping an eye on both scientific and medical advance and also inspirational stories. December brought various good news.

1. Researchers have investigated a protein called NLRP2, which plays an important role in early embryogenesis. This insight could result in better understanding and treating of reproductive disorders. The protein was shown to become more important with increasing maternal age, as blocking NLRP2 in eggs prevented them from developing in blastocysts. As a similar protein exists in humans, these insights may lead to greater understanding of reproductive disorders and novel paths to treatment, report investigators.-> read the whole story

2. It’s likely that men with high level of phthalates in their sperm will have low-quality embryos during IVF. Phthalates are found in plastic bottles, laundry detergents, food and personal care products. -> read the whole story

3. Pregnancy appears to trigger long-term changes in brain structure. These transformations could boost mother’s ability to care for her newborn baby. The study, based on brains scans, found that the volume of grey matter in certain regions of the brain decreased in women who had been pregnant – a shift that was found to last for at least two years. -> read the whole story


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  • Julia

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