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New model can increase active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer patients

New model can increase active surveillance for low-risk prostate cancer patients

Urologists at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Genesis Healthcare Partners have tested a new model of care for patients with low-risk prostate cancer. The evidence-based approach uses best practices to appropriately select and follow patients to avoid disease overtreatment. Results of the three-year study are now published online in the journal of Urology. [More]
Aytu BioScience announces business strategy update and Q2 financial results

Aytu BioScience announces business strategy update and Q2 financial results

Aytu BioScience, Inc., a specialty healthcare company focused on developing treatments for urological and related conditions, provided today an overview of its business and growth strategy, as well as its financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2015. [More]
Involuntarily childless couples could be helped with extra sperm analysis

Involuntarily childless couples could be helped with extra sperm analysis

New research findings from Lund University in Sweden show that a simple analysis of chromosomal breaks in sperms can facilitate choice of the most efficient treatment and, thereby, increase chances of successful assisted reproduction in involuntary childless couples. [More]
Hypersexual disorder can be linked to hyperactive stress systems

Hypersexual disorder can be linked to hyperactive stress systems

New research from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden shows that hypersexual disorder - known popularly as sex addiction - can be linked to hyperactive stress systems. In a stress regulation test using the cortisone drug dexamethasone, men with hypersexual disorder showed higher levels of stress hormones than controls, a finding that the researchers hope will contribute to improved therapy for this patient group. [More]
Psychoticism, immature defense mechanisms may be key risk factors for homophobia

Psychoticism, immature defense mechanisms may be key risk factors for homophobia

A new study that investigated the potential of certain psychological traits for predisposing heterosexuals to have negative attitudes towards homosexual people found that psychoticism--which is present in severe psychopathological conditions but may also contribute to less severe states of hostility and anger--and immature defense mechanisms may be important risk factors for homophobia, while depression and neurotic defense mechanisms appear to lower the risk of being homophobic. [More]
UVA researchers reveal how sperm use 'harpoon' to facilitate fertilization

UVA researchers reveal how sperm use 'harpoon' to facilitate fertilization

Could the sperm harpoon the egg to facilitate fertilization? That's the intriguing possibility raised by the University of Virginia School of Medicine's discovery that a protein within the head of the sperm forms spiky filaments, suggesting that these tiny filaments may lash together the sperm and its target. [More]
Men referred for borderline testosterone levels have much higher rates of depression than general population

Men referred for borderline testosterone levels have much higher rates of depression than general population

Researchers at the George Washington University, led by Michael S. Irwig, M.D., found that men referred for tertiary care for borderline testosterone levels had much higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than those of the general population. [More]
Drugs used against impotence does not increase risk of malignant melanoma

Drugs used against impotence does not increase risk of malignant melanoma

Using drugs for impotence does not increase the risk of malignant melanoma, researchers from Umeå University in Sweden conclude in a publication in JAMA, a top US medical journal. These results contradict previous research indicating such an association. [More]
Linkam launch the WS37 Warm Stage for life cell research - applications in andrology

Linkam launch the WS37 Warm Stage for life cell research - applications in andrology

At the 2015 and 10th anniversary annual meeting of the Association of Biomedical Andrologists, Linkam have introduced a new solution for embryologists seeking a better solution for the evaluation and quantification of sperm... [More]
Leeds scientists examine benefits of hyaluronic acid in helping improve IVF success rates

Leeds scientists examine benefits of hyaluronic acid in helping improve IVF success rates

Scientists from the University of Leeds are investigating whether a molecule usually found in moisturisers and skin creams could improve IVF success rates in the UK. [More]
Linkam and Cambridge IVF work on the development of new protocols for sperm testing

Linkam and Cambridge IVF work on the development of new protocols for sperm testing

IVF is becoming increasingly important as fertility and birth rates fall in developed countries. Ensuring patients get the right treatment is important both from an emotional and financial perspective... [More]
Men with borderline testosterone levels have higher rates of depression, new research finds

Men with borderline testosterone levels have higher rates of depression, new research finds

Men with borderline testosterone levels have higher rates of depression and depressive symptoms than the general population, new research finds. [More]
LA BioMed's Christina Wang receives Mayo H. Soley Award for outstanding research work

LA BioMed's Christina Wang receives Mayo H. Soley Award for outstanding research work

Christina Wang, MD, Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute lead researcher, has received a top honor for her outstanding research work, the Mayo H. Soley Award, at the 2015 Western Regional Meetings of five top research societies in the West. [More]
Long-term T therapy in hypogonadal men is safe, does not increase PCa risk, study finds

Long-term T therapy in hypogonadal men is safe, does not increase PCa risk, study finds

Testosterone (T) therapy is routinely used in men with hypogonadism, a condition in which diminished function of the gonads occurs. Although there is no evidence that T therapy increases the risk of prostate cancer (PCa), there are still concerns and a paucity of long-term data. [More]
Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections

Risk of urinary tract infections after prostate biopsy highest in men with prior infections

Risk of Urinary Tract Infections after Prostate Biopsy Highest in Men with Prior Infections or Significant Comorbidities, Report Swedish Researchers in The Journal Of Urology® [More]
Research findings provide promising news for couples considering in-vitro fertilization

Research findings provide promising news for couples considering in-vitro fertilization

Using computer-automated, time‐lapse photography of embryos in the laboratory during in-vitro fertilization may improve embryo selection, potentially increasing the chances of pregnancy among women undergoing the procedure, according to new research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and five other fertility centers. [More]
Cannabis use affects size and shape of sperm in young men

Cannabis use affects size and shape of sperm in young men

Young men who use cannabis may be putting their fertility at risk by inadvertently affecting the size and shape of their sperm according to research published today (Thursday 5 June 2014). [More]
Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A can increase risk for prostate cancer later in life

Fetal exposure to Bisphenol A can increase risk for prostate cancer later in life

Fetal exposure to a commonly used plasticizer found in products such as water bottles, soup can liners and paper receipts can increase the risk for prostate cancer later in life, according to a study from the University of Illinois at Chicago published Jan. 7 online in the journal Endocrinology. [More]
Endocrine Society, global partners to host international meeting for promoting endocrinology in India

Endocrine Society, global partners to host international meeting for promoting endocrinology in India

Chevy Chase, MD-A new major collaborative partnership among international hormone health organizations will help promote endocrinology on the Indian sub-continent. The Endocrine Society has joined the Endocrine Society of India (ESI), the Society for Endocrinology in the United Kingdom and International Society of Endocrinology (ISE) to host the inaugural International Clinical Update program in Endocrinology (ICUE), February 1-2 in Hyderabad, India. [More]

New automated stainer for high throughput staining launched by Thermo Scientific

This new advanced automated stainer offers significant improvements in workflow optimization, particularly when multiple protocols are used. It has been intelligently designed to be easier to use than ever, with a new touch screen interface and intuitive software. [More]
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