Institute Director Teresa K. Woodruff, PhD and a team of Northwestern researchers have been featured in a number of news stories on the discovery that the female egg sends out zinc spark when fertilized which may lead to identifying high quality eggs for in-vitro fertilization. Read the press release HERE.

WGN-TV December 16, 2014
Sparks really do fly when it comes to pregnancy – and it could help with in vitro

WFLD-TV December 16, 2014
Making babies starts with fireworks

The Daily Mail December 15, 2014
Sparks really DO fly when a new life is created: Stunning images reveal moment egg releases billions of 'zinc sparks' as it is fertilised

Financial Express December 16, 2014

RedOrbit December 16, 2014

Health Canal December 16, 2014

Discover News December 15, 2014

ZME Science December 16, 2014

Huffington Post December 17, 2014

Chemical and Engineering News  December 17, 2014