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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.

Nora Therapeutics closes $18M Series B financing to expand drug development

Nora Therapeutics, a biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutics to address unmet needs in reproductive medicine, today announced the closing of an $18 million Series B financing. [More]
State highlights: Mass. can't ban painkiller, judge rules; Kan. and health care compact bill

State highlights: Mass. can't ban painkiller, judge rules; Kan. and health care compact bill

A selection of health policy stories from Massachusetts, Kansas, Florida, Michigan, Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, Hawaii, Missouri and Georgia. [More]
Findings offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and development of new contraceptives

Findings offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and development of new contraceptives

​Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have discovered interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg essential to begin mammalian life. These proteins, which allow the sperm and egg to recognize one another, offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and the development of new contraceptives. [More]
Longer looks: Vermont's single payer system; Nevada's cancer cluster; the toll of dementia on a family

Longer looks: Vermont's single payer system; Nevada's cancer cluster; the toll of dementia on a family

Skatchewan is a vast prairie province in the middle of Canada. It's home to hockey great Gordie Howe and the world's first curling museum. But Canadians know it for another reason: it's the birthplace of the country's single-payer health-care system. [More]
Auxogyn signs exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono for Eeva Test

Auxogyn signs exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono for Eeva Test

Auxogyn, Inc., a company dedicated to advancing women's reproductive health, today announced an exclusive license agreement with Merck Serono, the biopharmaceutical division of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany which operates as EMD Serono in the United States and Canada, for Auxogyn's proprietary Early Embryo Viability Assessment (Eeva) Test. [More]
Research shows that use of fertility drugs does not increase breast cancer risk

Research shows that use of fertility drugs does not increase breast cancer risk

Women who took clomiphene citrate (brand name Clomid) or gonadotropins as a part of fertility treatment did not experience an increased risk for breast cancer over 30 years of follow-up, compared with women who were not treated with these medications, according to a study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research. [More]
Researchers find potential way to ease physical damage of numerous genetic disorders

Researchers find potential way to ease physical damage of numerous genetic disorders

Duke Medicine researchers studying tiny, antennae-like structures called cilia have found a potential way to ease some of the physical damage of numerous genetic disorders that result when these essential cellular components are defective. [More]
Novel proteins may lead to new ways to combat venereal disease

Novel proteins may lead to new ways to combat venereal disease

Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered novel proteins in, or on the surface of the bacteria that causes gonorrhea, which offer a promising new avenue of attack against a venereal disease that is showing increased resistance to the antibiotics used to treat it. [More]
Scientists move a step closer to preserving fertility in young boys with cancer

Scientists move a step closer to preserving fertility in young boys with cancer

Scientists have moved a step closer to being able to preserve fertility in young boys who undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments for cancer. The new research, published in Fertility and Sterility, the journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, addresses the safety of an option scientists are developing for boys who aren't sexually mature and cannot bank sperm. [More]
Treatment option for women with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva

Treatment option for women with squamous cell carcinoma of the vulva

A team of researchers from Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island commanded a national stage to present the results of a study evaluating the use of sentinel lymph node dissection in women with vulvar malignancies, and then follow the patients for complications and recurrence. [More]

Study shows how transcription factor p73 promotes process of producing fertile sperm

The process of producing high-quality, fertile sperm requires many steps. A study in The Journal of Cell Biology shows how the transcription factor p73 promotes this process by regulating the adhesions between developing sperm and their support cells. [More]
Study: Menstrual abnormalities in women with PCOS is strongest predictor for mental health issues

Study: Menstrual abnormalities in women with PCOS is strongest predictor for mental health issues

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a hormone imbalance that causes infertility, obesity, and excessive facial hair in women, can also lead to severe mental health issues including anxiety, depression, and eating disorders. [More]
Researchers find stress can delay pregnancy and double risk of infertility

Researchers find stress can delay pregnancy and double risk of infertility

Having difficulty getting pregnant can be an incredibly stressful experience for any couple. Now, for the first time, researchers have data that suggests preconception stress might play a role in infertility. [More]

Study provides better understanding of why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs

A new study from the University of Southampton has provided scientists with a better understanding of why chromosome errors are high in women's eggs. [More]
Researchers explore how genetics affects causes and prevalence of preterm birth

Researchers explore how genetics affects causes and prevalence of preterm birth

​More than 450,000 babies are born too soon each year in the U.S. Preterm birth is a serious health problem that costs the nation more than $26 billion annually, according to the Institute of Medicine, and is the leading cause of newborn death. [More]

New theory regarding cause and development of endometriosis

Changes to two previously unstudied genes are the centerpiece of a new theory regarding the cause and development of endometriosis, a chronic and painful disease affecting 1 in 10 women. [More]

Columbia Laboratories repurchases Actavis' block of shares at advantageous price

Columbia Laboratories, Inc. announced today that the Company has repurchased 1.4 million shares of its common stock, par value $0.01 per share, from Coventry Acquisition, LLC, a subsidiary of Actavis Inc. (Actavis), at $6.08 per share, which represents a 10.75% discount to the closing price on Thursday, March 6, 2014. [More]

Majority of women experience reproductive coercion and intimate partner violence

Enough women experience reproductive coercion - male behavior to control contraception and pregnancy outcomes - that a research team now recommends health care providers address the subjects with their patients and tailor family planning discussions and recommendations accordingly. [More]

Research indicates that premature babies benefit from being exposed to adult talk

Research led by a team at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University has been published in the February 10, 2014 online edition of Pediatrics, the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics. [More]
NIH-funded session in Bethesda to heighten awareness of underactive bladder

NIH-funded session in Bethesda to heighten awareness of underactive bladder

Underactive bladder, estimated to affect more than 20 percent of the elderly population, is an unrecognized disease that has a major influence on the health and independence of seniors. [More]