We are glad to share with you that Repro Grants received applications from all the top labs and from all the top research institutes (Harvard, Oxford, MIT, Stanford, etc.) from 40 different countries.
Some of the smartest people in the world are eager to solve women’s health problems. We just need to give them the resources to do so. We ended up funding 8 projects with an acceptance rate of 1.7% (compared to the 2020 NIH acceptance rate of 19%),” Sara gladly shared.
Repro Grants is facing challenges with capital constraints and fundraising. There are five more projects that Repro Grants strongly believes in and thus will begin additional fundraising this quarter. These projects include research on the impact of oral contraceptives on the adolescent brain, identifying multiple types of endometriosis, and genetic causes of preeclampsia.
“I would like to share with you two specific fundamental research proposals for women’s reproductive health that we managed to support,” Sara says as she elaborates on Repro Grants’ achievements.”
How does endometriosis disturb human embryo implantation?
Research proposal: Modeling human implantation in 3D to uncover causes of infertility in endometriosis
“Endometriosis (growth of uterine lining outside the uterus) is associated with infertility for reasons that are not well understood. Why? We cannot simply open the human body and see what happens at the beginning of a pregnancy,” Sara explained.
“The recipient, Berna Sozen at Yale University, is a young and ambitious PI whose group in collaboration with Hugh Taylor is developing a 3D model of early human development to better understand how conditions like endometriosis deter embryo implantation. Due to the high-risk nature and embryonic components, this research cannot be funded by the NIH, making it a perfect fit for Repro Grants,” Sara added.