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Archive news and public engagement articles from 2020.

Expert commentary on COVID-19 vaccine

Dr Stock gives expert commentary on why pregnant women (and women planning a pregnancy) will not be receiving the vaccine.

Space medicine and women’s health journey

Dr Varsha Jain appears in the magazine CLOAKROOM

Stress in pregnancy may influence baby brain development

Infants’ brains may be shaped by levels of stress their mother experiences during pregnancy, a study has revealed.

It’s time to talk about periods

MRC Centre for Reproductive Health’s Professor Hilary Critchley and Dr Varsha Jain discuss menstrual health.

Endometriosis: A life sentence for women

MRC Centre for Reproductive Health’s Professor Andrew Horne highlights the challenges of living with endometriosis.

Dr Jacqueline Maybin’s press commentary on irregular menstruation and whether it impacts health

MRC Centre for Reproductive Health’s Dr Jackie Maybin was approached by Science Media Centre and asked to offer expert commentary on a new study looking at menstrual cycle length and regularity, and the risk of an early death.

Pregnancy in the Time of COVID-19

BUSOG invited Dr Mike Rimmer, Clinical Research Training Fellow at MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, to talk about Pregnancy in the Time of COVID-19 and how NHS services have adapted to the pandemic.

Largest study into treatment for chronic pelvic pain

Professor Andrew Horne, researcher at MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, is leading the largest study into treatment for chronic pelvic pain

COVID-19 and Scotland: Reflections of an Academic Gynaecologist

The CRH's Dr Jackie Maybin offers a flavour of the problems encountered by her and colleagues during the COVID pandemic. 

Debunking the myths - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Q & A from the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health

Since the onset of the pandemic, there have been many questions and concerns visible on social media and in mainstream media regarding conception, pregnancy, birth, and life as a new mum.

Dr Veronique Miron recognised with Suffrage Science award that celebrates women in STEM

Dr Veronique Miron, from the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health at the University of Edinburgh, has been chosen to receive a prestigious award celebrating the achievements of women in STEM.

Dr Varsha Jain’s research into women’s health in space

Dr Jain is currently a Wellbeing of Women Research Training Fellow at the MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, investigating why women suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding.

MRC Centre for Reproductive Health promotions

​​​​​​​Three CRH researchers have received promotions from the University of Edinburgh, in recognition of their work.

Science Insights 2020 – a virtual experience

​​​​​​​Science Insights is an exciting work experience programme designed to give fifth year Scottish high school pupils a true insight into the work and life of research scientists.

Macomics secures investment to develop cancer therapies

New start up launches with a £3.2 million seed funding.

A winning ESHRE for CRH

The first virtual ESHRE took place 5-8 July, 2020, in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

CRH success from our super scientists, amidst a pandemic

It is wonderful to be able to share a great deal of positive news that has happened during the pandemic.

Rod Mitchell appointed Academic Lead

CRH’s Professor Rod Mitchell has been appointed an Academic Lead for Public Engagement as part of a team representing the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine.

Dr Maybin raises awareness of problems associated with menstrual bleeding

The CRH’s Jackie Maybin has been, and continues to be, instrumental in changing the ways that menstrual irregularities are treated. Crucially, Dr Maybin is also playing a part in changing the discourse surrounding menstruation.

Royal College of Physicians Symposia

Maternal Medicine on Wednesday 29 April, 2020.

CRH Burns Brunch 23 January 2020

To celebrate the 261st birthday of Scotland’s greatest poet.