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Infertility primarily refers to the biological inability of a person to contribute to conception. Infertility may also refer to the state of a woman who is unable to carry a pregnancy to full term.
Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

Type 1 diabetes patients show distinct signs of gut inflammation, study reveals

People with Type 1 diabetes exhibit inflammation in the digestive tract and gut bacteria¬—a pattern that differs from individuals who do not have diabetes or those who have celiac disease, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Researcher to explore experiences of teenage girls living with endometriosis

Researcher to explore experiences of teenage girls living with endometriosis

A researcher from Birmingham City University is set to embark on a study into the awareness and experiences of endometriosis in adolescent girls [More]
Study compares two common treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse

Study compares two common treatment options for pelvic organ prolapse

Pelvic organ prolapse occurs when the pelvic organs drop from their normal position in the pelvis. [More]
Harvard scientists discuss promise and peril of emerging IVG technique

Harvard scientists discuss promise and peril of emerging IVG technique

In vitro fertilization has transformed reproductive medicine and sparked a number of therapeutic and diagnostic breakthroughs. [More]
Study: Four out of five endocrinologists have never received formal training on transgender care

Study: Four out of five endocrinologists have never received formal training on transgender care

Four out of five physicians who specialize in treating hormone health conditions have never received formal training on care for transgender individuals, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Natural pre-pregnancy progesterone benefits women with history of unexplained miscarriages

Natural pre-pregnancy progesterone benefits women with history of unexplained miscarriages

Women who have had two or more unexplained miscarriages can benefit from natural progesterone treatment before pregnancy, a new a study shows. [More]
Study establishes harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men

Study establishes harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men

A large study of more than 9,000 men has established harmonized reference ranges for total testosterone in men that when applied to assays that have been appropriately calibrated will effectively enable clinicians to make a correct diagnosis of hypogonadism, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [More]
Progesterone hormone could offer hope for women who suffer multiple pregnancy losses

Progesterone hormone could offer hope for women who suffer multiple pregnancy losses

For women who suffer multiple pregnancy losses in the first four to six weeks of gestation, the hormone progesterone could offer hope for a successful birth, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues at University of Illinois at Chicago. [More]
Research shows that education plays smaller role in delaying motherhood among UK women

Research shows that education plays smaller role in delaying motherhood among UK women

Studies have suggested that over recent decades, UK women have postponed motherhood largely because they want to go onto college or university to gain qualifications or fulfil educational aspirations before starting a family. [More]
TSRI researchers develop new approach to find how environmental estrogens impact public health

TSRI researchers develop new approach to find how environmental estrogens impact public health

Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment—called environmental estrogens—can produce infertility, abnormal reproductive development, including “precocious puberty,” and promote breast cancer. [More]
TSRI scientists develop new approach for understanding diverse effects of endocrine-disruptors

TSRI scientists develop new approach for understanding diverse effects of endocrine-disruptors

Breast cancer researchers from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a novel approach for identifying how chemicals in the environment--called environmental estrogens--can produce infertility, abnormal reproductive development, including "precocious puberty," and promote breast cancer. [More]
Myc genes play key role in self-renewal of spermatogonial stem cells

Myc genes play key role in self-renewal of spermatogonial stem cells

Sperm are constantly replenished in the adult male body. Understanding the workings of stem cells responsible for this replenishment is expected to shed light on why male fertility diminishes with age, and possibly lead to new treatments for infertility. [More]
Western diet during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in offspring

Western diet during pregnancy may increase obesity risk in offspring

Diet composition around the time of pregnancy may influence whether offspring become obese, according to a new study using animal models at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). [More]
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]
Endocrine Society applauds Novo Nordisk for pledging to limit rising insulin prices

Endocrine Society applauds Novo Nordisk for pledging to limit rising insulin prices

The Endocrine Society lauds Novo Nordisk's recent announcement that it would limit price increases for its therapies, including insulin, and hopes that other entities in the insulin supply chain including manufacturers, pharmacy benefit managers, and insurers will also demonstrate similar restraint to address this important issue. [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]
Scientists uncover changes in immediate environment of DNA after fertilization

Scientists uncover changes in immediate environment of DNA after fertilization

A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München shows changes in the immediate environment of DNA after the ovum and sperm fuse to form the zygote. The results suggest why all conceivable somatic cells can develop from the germ cells. The study has been published in the journal 'Genes and Development'. [More]
Many women dissatisfied with length of time for diagnosis of PCOS, survey finds

Many women dissatisfied with length of time for diagnosis of PCOS, survey finds

A large international survey of women with a common condition called polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is characterized by reproductive and metabolic problems, found nearly two in three were dissatisfied with the length of time they waited and the number of healthcare professionals they had to see before they received a diagnosis, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism. [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]
Editing preferences of enzymes may play role in infertility and cancer

Editing preferences of enzymes may play role in infertility and cancer

To "turn off" particular regions of genes or protect them from damage, DNA strands can wrap around small proteins, called histones, keeping out all but the most specialized molecular machinery. [More]
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