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The latest news and public engagement updates from the Centre for Reproductive Health.

The CRH participates in Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival (EISF) is the first and one of the most respected science festivals in the world, taking place annually in April.

In Memoriam Jeffrey William Pollard

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our esteemed colleague and friend, Professor Jeffrey W. Pollard, on 1 May 2023.

Closing the endometriosis knowledge gap

Despite one in ten women being affected, endometriosis – a painful condition where womb-like tissue grows outside of the womb –  is still under-researched and poorly understood. Lack of funding and interest in the disease has meant that our knowledge trails years behind that of other chronic conditions such as heart disease, asthma and diabetes.

Long Covid and menstruation study - STV News

On 23 April 2023, STV News featured a tissue-based study taking place in the CRH Maybin lab exploring whether long Covid has an impact on the menstrual cycle.

Endometriosis Awareness Month

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and both Professor Andrew Horne and Dr Lucy Whitaker have done a sterling job of raising awareness of endometriosis and the vital research taking place at CRH.

Covid-19 vaccine not linked with period disruption

Covid-19 vaccination does not cause concerning changes to periods, research has found.

Professor Richard Anderson named RSE Fellow

Many congratulations to Richard Anderson who has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (21.03.23)

The Future of Reproductive Health

On 01.03.23 and 02.03.23, The Future of Reproductive Health meeting took place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Breast milk boosts premature babies' brain development

The more breast milk premature babies are fed while in neonatal intensive care, the greater the level of brain development, a study suggests.

RCOG/Blair Bell success for CRH researchers

The CRH enjoyed a strong presence and great success at the RCOG Annual Academic Meeting on 09 and 10 February, 2023.

Students at James Gillespie’s High School participate in CRH workshops

​​​​​​​Ginnie Clark (CRH Comms and Public Engagement Manager) organised a morning of scientific workshops and Q&A sessions at James Gillespie’s High School on 07.02.23.

CRH researchers publish the largest clinical trial on ectopic pregnancy

The largest clinical trial on ectopic pregnancy to date was published in the Lancet on 2 February 2023 with an accompanying commentary.

CRH researchers attend prestigious Lister Lecture

Dr Jackie Maybin, Professor Hilary Critchley and Dr Rocio Martinez Aguilar recently attended the RSE/SCI Lister Lecture 2022 (24.11.22).

CRH Associate appointed as first Women’s Health Champion for Scotland

Professor Anna Glasier OBE (MRC CRH Associate / Honorary Professor at The University of Edinburgh) has been appointed as the first Women’s Health Champion for Scotland.

CRH makes an impact at Fertility 2023

MRC Centre for Reproductive Health enjoyed great success at Fertility 2023 in Belfast (10-13 January, 2023).

New article raises awareness of endometriosis

Read this fantastic article which appears in the journal section of menstrual health website Joii Care and contains expert commentary from Professor Andrew Horne.