With each season a dog undergoes, the lining of the womb
gets thicker and tiny cysts form.
The study discovered that lowered levels of oxygen - known as hypoxia - stimulates the production of a protein called HIF-1, which drives repair of the womb
The US breakthrough came after years of attempts to perfect womb
transplants, which have only been a success in Sweden.
This has the potential to really disrupt things, first by asking the question of whether a fetus could be considered 'viable' at the time of abortion if you could place it in an artificial womb
Unlike incubators, it replicates conditions in a womb
After decades of continued research, a team from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have created a working artificial womb
Unlike incubators, the "extrauterine support device" closely reproduces conditions in a real womb
About 840 women are diagnosed with womb
cancer every year in the West Midlands and about 180 die from the disease.
Around 350 women in the region are diagnosed with womb
cancer every year with 80 dying from the disease, this compares to 10 years ago when the figure stood at 240, with 50 women dying.
She added: "Obesity is linked to 10 different types of cancer, including womb
cancer, and is the single biggest preventable cause of the disease after smoking.
He said the lining of the womb
in the recurrent miscarriage patients they studied is already defective before pregnancy.
The technique, which uses a device called AneVivo, involves putting egg and sperm cells in a tiny capsule which is placed painlessly into the womb
for 24 hours, during which time embryos begin to develop.