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Factors that impact fertility in men

Factors that impact fertility in men

Starting a family can be a stressful process, and there are things that can affect your plans that you may not have considered. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 18 percent of men who sought help with a fertility specialist were diagnosed with a male-related infertility. [More]
New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

New contact lens therapy effective in slowing progression of juvenile-onset myopia, study shows

A groundbreaking contact lens therapy has potential to impact the fast-growing issue of myopia (nearsightedness) among children, based on research presented at the American Academy of Optometry's 95th Annual Meeting. [More]
New SFU research could revolutionize IVF success rates

New SFU research could revolutionize IVF success rates

Over the past three years, Canadian women desperate to conceive a child endured more than 82,000 attempts to become impregnated using in vitro fertilization (IVF), a reproductive technique that fertilizes a woman's eggs outside of her body. [More]
Queen's University expert to lead new €4m initiative for assessing impact of chemicals on health

Queen's University expert to lead new €4m initiative for assessing impact of chemicals on health

A Queen's University Belfast expert is leading a €4m international initiative to investigate whether natural toxins and manmade chemicals are creating potentially dangerous mixtures that affect our natural hormones and cause major illnesses such as cancer, obesity, diabetes or infertility. [More]
VIB scientists reveal how NLRP2 protein plays key role in early embryogenesis and fertility

VIB scientists reveal how NLRP2 protein plays key role in early embryogenesis and fertility

Led by Prof. Mohamed Lamkanfi (VIB-Ghent University), researchers have demonstrated in animal models that a protein called NLRP2 plays an important role in early embryogenesis, the process of cell division in fertilized eggs that occurs before they implant into the lining of the uterus. [More]
Chemotherapy drug combination appears to increase production of eggs in women's ovaries

Chemotherapy drug combination appears to increase production of eggs in women's ovaries

Women treated with a common chemotherapy drug combination have more young eggs in their ovaries afterwards, research has found. [More]
Elucigene collaborates with Congenica to develop new NGS kit for cystic fibrosis

Elucigene collaborates with Congenica to develop new NGS kit for cystic fibrosis

The emergence of new therapies that treat the causes of cystic fibrosis are creating an imperative for more accurate variant analysis. [More]

White deaths exceed births in 17 U.S. states, report reveals

According to new research by Rogelio Sáenz, dean of The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Public Policy, and Kenneth Johnson, senior demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire, more white deaths than births were reported in 17 U.S. states--more than in any time in the country's history--compared to only four in 2004. [More]
Study finds many claims of benefit for fertility treatments lack supporting evidence

Study finds many claims of benefit for fertility treatments lack supporting evidence

Many claims made by UK fertility clinics about the benefits of treatments beyond standard IVF procedures are not backed up by evidence, finds a study published in the online journal BMJ Open. [More]
Men lack knowledge about risk factors contributing to male infertility, study finds

Men lack knowledge about risk factors contributing to male infertility, study finds

The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that Canadian men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility. [More]
Teen’s wish to be cryogenically preserved granted by high court

Teen’s wish to be cryogenically preserved granted by high court

In an historic court case, Judge Jackson at the High Court in London ruled that the mother of a 14-year-old girl could carry out the girl's wish to be cryogenically preserved after her death, despite objections from the girl's estranged father. [More]
Study offers new insight into why some women have difficulty in falling pregnant

Study offers new insight into why some women have difficulty in falling pregnant

Southampton researchers have found new insight into why some women have difficulty falling pregnant. [More]
Rising national wealth and education expenditures linked to declining rates of global adolescent fertility

Rising national wealth and education expenditures linked to declining rates of global adolescent fertility

Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health found that an important explanation for declining rates of global adolescent fertility is rising national wealth and expenditures on education. [More]
Exposure to licorice compound disrupts steroid sex hormone production in ovary

Exposure to licorice compound disrupts steroid sex hormone production in ovary

A study of mouse reproductive tissues finds that exposure to isoliquiritigenin, a compound found in licorice, disrupts steroid sex hormone production in the ovary, researchers report. [More]

Salamander research could assist regenerative medicine in treating pre-mature ovarian failure

Some animals, such as the axolotl salamander, have the ability to generate large numbers of eggs-or oocytes-throughout life. [More]
Study shows promise for successful ovarian transplantation in future

Study shows promise for successful ovarian transplantation in future

Approximately 11% of women worldwide suffer from premature ovarian failure. This can have many different causes: chemotherapy administered for a malignant disease might irreversibly damage the ovaries and, because of the advances in modern cancer therapy, the number of young women surviving cancer is on the increase. [More]
Zika virus infection can break down and damage testes of male mice, new research shows

Zika virus infection can break down and damage testes of male mice, new research shows

New research in male mice has revealed that Zika virus infection can break down and severely damage the animals' testes. [More]
New sperm research could lead to better infertility treatment decisions

New sperm research could lead to better infertility treatment decisions

Sperm and mathematics don't appear to be the likeliest of bedfellows - but new research bringing the two together could lead to devices that could cut infertility rates. [More]
Men can take contraceptives to prevent pregnancy in female partners, study shows

Men can take contraceptives to prevent pregnancy in female partners, study shows

Men can take birth control shots to prevent pregnancy in their female partners, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Kent State scientists receive new NIH grants for reproductive biology research

Kent State scientists receive new NIH grants for reproductive biology research

It could be argued that no science is more valuable to us than that which helps to ensure the survival of our species by solving the problems that challenge it. [More]
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