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Entomologist Rocchio Rosa presents a story with Dave Goulson’s book A Sting, in which this biologist explains his study on the bumblebee, a vanishing insect from farms. Marcos Meséguer, embryologist at IVI Valencia, presents new developments in fertility treatment.
What we know as bumblebees are different species of insects of the genus Bombus. They are relatives of bees and their appearance reminds us of them, although they are larger and have a hairy body. They are pollinating insects, although they do not produce honey, and they are gaining land due to the indiscriminate use of pesticides, the disappearance of plant species, and intensive agriculture on traditional crops. Today we present a book about bumblebees written by a scientist who is passionate about these insects. Dave Goulson is a professor of biology at the University of Sussex and a noted conservationist. He is the founder of the Fund for the Conservation of Bumblebees and his book is titled A Story with a Sting. To talk about what Goulson teaches us about bumblebees, we join Rocio Rosa, doctor of biology and researcher at the Regional Service for Research and Agricultural Development of Asturias.
We are at a historic low in birth rates and at a time when the average age of women when they have their first child is over 32 years old. The 38th Congress of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology has just taken place, in which new developments in this field of medicine have been presented. Innovations such as the use of artificial intelligence to select chromosomally normal embryos with a greater chance of success in development. Today we are joined by Dr. Marcos Meséguer, embryologist and scientific supervisor at IVI Valencia, who led this study and with whom we talk about the latest developments in reproductive medicine.