26 March 2019
A technique to produce eggs from ovarian tissue in the lab may offer hope for critically endangered species like the Northern White Rhino that have passed what is currently considered the point of no return.
19 January 2017
Funding for a five-year, $3 million multi-centre collaborative study into the causes of endometriosis has been awarded by the US National Institutes of Health to Oxford Professors Krina Zondervan and Christian Becker, Directors of the Oxford Endometriosis CaRe Centre.
28 September 2016
Professor of Mitochondrial Genetics, Joanna Poulton gives her views on the recent announcement that a baby boy, the first child to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, is now five months old.
12 June 2016
A pioneering new charity dedicated to helping young people at risk of infertility has been set up by specialists from the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, the Institute of Research Studies at the University of Oxford, and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
16 May 2016
Women and their families are encouraged to come along to a public open day, on Tuesday 24th May, about research into the health of women and babies. During the event you can listen to talks and meet the teams who are involved in gynaecology, pregnancy and reproduction research.
3 March 2016
The Endometriosis CaRe Centre, based in the Women’s Centre at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, now sees and treats more women with endometriosis than any other unit in the UK. It was established in 2013 as a partnership between the University of Oxford and the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
17 December 2015
More children in England and Wales, who are at high risk of being infertile after cancer treatment, will be given the chance of a family later in life thanks to a major donation to Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
15 December 2015
The success rate of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) hovers around 30%. Even in successful cases, the incidence of multiple births, due to multiple embryo transfer, and their associated morbidity, is dangerously high. Now a new paper reveals how laser technology is being used to make ART safer and more efficient.
9 November 2015
The link between chronic pain that affects millions of women and hormones that control the menstrual cycle and reproductive function is to be studied for the first time by researchers at the Nuffield Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
5 May 2015
The 12th Conference of the European Society for Reproductive Immunology will be held at Magdalen College, Oxford from Monday 21st – Thursday 24th September 2015
28 January 2015
When assessing and planning treatment for women with chronic pelvic pain, a condition affecting more than one million women in the UK, the key role of the central nervous system must be considered.
12 October 2014
Drs Suzannah Williams and Dagan Wells explore the secrets and processes behind human fertilisation. Sperm and eggs must face huge challenges before they even meet. After fertilisation, they go on to form a small ball of cells with huge potential.
University of Oxford and Bayer HealthCare join forces to develop innovative gynaecological treatments
23 July 2014
The University of Oxford and Bayer HealthCare have entered into a strategic research alliance in the area of gynaecological therapies. The multi-target collaboration focuses on endometriosis and uterine fibroids with the goal of discovering and developing innovative treatment options for these diseases. The alliance is for an initial period of two years, but is open for extension to up to five years.
22 September 2011
The test aims to reveal which of the embryo created using IVF has the best chance of making a baby, allowing these embryos to be given top priority for transfer to the uterus.