The creation by Chinese scientists of viable eggs from stem cells in mice may eventually lead to women being able to conceive after the menopause.
Gene defect used in male pill studySubscription
A male contraceptive pill could be developed using information on a genetic defect that causes infertility in some men, it has been announced.
Researchers are about to embark upon the world’s largest study into the causes of breast cancer, which will require 60,000 female volunteers.
A new genetic study has taken scientists a step closer to being able to offer personalised cancer treatment.
Study finds cancer geneSubscription
A US research team has discovered a new genetic marker that can identify women who have a high risk of inherited ovarian cancer.
UK leading in fight against breast cancerSubscription
Death rates from breast cancer fell faster in the UK than any other major European country, experts have claimed.
Oesophageal cancer rising in menSubscription
Oesophageal cancer rates in men have risen by 50 per cent over the last 25 years, according to a study by Cancer Research UK.
New measures to tackle cancer announcedSubscription
Thousands of lives could be saved every year under government plans to tackle cancer, the Department of Health has said.
Herbal remedies backed by studySubscription
A research organisation has given its backing to two herbal remedies that have been used for hundreds of years as a treatment for anxiety.
Diabetes risk to healthy pregnancy investigatedSubscription
A research programme aimed at reducing the risk of birth defects developing in babies born to women with diabetes will be carried out by scientists at Newcastle University.