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Research reveals potential role of microbiome in fertility

By Olivia Brown

The dominance of bacteria Lactobacillus spp. in the female reproductive tract is associated with improved pregnancy outcomes while vaginal and endometrial dysbiosis may reduce the chances of successful embryonic implantation, according to a new review.

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Meta-analysis: NAC has potential to improve fertility in PCOS

By Nikki Hancocks

Supplementation with the powerful antioxidant NAC (N-acetylcysteine) has the potential to contribute to a better function of the reproductive system in women with PCOS, according to a new systematic review and meta-analysis published in 'British...

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Researchers devise scoring system for male fertility supplements

By Hank Schultz

Italian researchers have come up with a scoring system for supplements aimed at improving male fertility. Their analysis shows among the many ingredients used in such supplements, folic acid, inositol and NAC seemed the most promising.

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Biotech trailblazers tackle infertility with microbiome modulation

By Nikki Hancocks

Two Argentinian biotech entrepreneurs who are using microbiome modulation in an aim to treat some of the most complicated causes of infertility have won tickets to Probiota 2020 after winning NutraIngredients’ Pioneers competition.


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