A breakthrough in research conducted at the University of Adelaide by Australian scientists could help thousands of women trying to conceive. The team of scientists at the Robinson Research Institute who is accompanied by Dr. Hannah Brown points out the importance of hemoglobin in the fertility of an egg .
It was discovered that hemoglobin is present in good eggs and was not found in those considered bad. “The hemoglobin inside the eggs makes them more efficient and changes the quantity to be used, in addition to its quality”, informs Dr. Brown. In Australia, testing is prohibited on humans, so the team conducts all of its research with the help of laboratory mice. “When introduced to hemoglobin in not so good eggs and then in vitro fertilization, the formation of healthy embryos was observed,” said Dr. Brown.
“We were able to improve the quality of the eggs.”
In Belgium, tests on human beings have already started, where women are allowed to donate eggs for scientific tests. The next and important step for the University of Adelaide team is to carry out tests on larger animals such as cows and pigs, where it will be possible to test ethical safety and observe problems with the children generated in this way .
Scientists hope that the research will be completed in 5 years, becoming a treatment available to the public. It is known that from the age of 32, women’s fertility tends to decrease and between 37 and 42 the chances fall even more. The treatment aims to help these women giving them greater chances of getting pregnant . Dr. Brown was awarded in 2015 by the Women’s and Children’s Hospital Foundation for recognition and excellence in his scientific research.
My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.
Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.