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Innovative New Bovine Rectal Simulator Enhances Veterinary Training

Veterinary students at the University of Bristol (UK) have using their new “Breed’n Betsy” — a machine that simulates parts of a cow’s body and replaces the use of live animals for this part of veterinary training: The metal frame simulators allow students to diagnose pregnancies, and carry out artificial insemination and embryo transfer. Students can also [...]

Clowns Can Help Women Get Pregnant

Strange, but true. A recent study led by Shevach Friedler published in the medical journal Fertility and Sterility showed that laughter can promote pregnancy: To test the idea, the research team had a medical clown visit their fertility clinic periodically over one year. Of the 219 women in the study, half underwent embryo transfer on a [...]