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Egg stem cells do not exist, new study shows
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have analysed all cell types in the human ovary and found that the hotly debated so-called egg stem cells do not exist. (2020-03-02)
Antioxidant supplements do not improve male fertility, NIH study suggests
Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility, according to a new study supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development . (2020-02-28)
ACR releases reproductive health guideline for patients with rheumatic diseases
Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) published the 2020 Guideline for the Management of Reproductive Health in Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases. (2020-02-24)
Most young women unhappy, stressed about their sex lives: Study
Half of young Australian women experience sexually-related personal distress, with one in five women having at least one female sexual dysfunction (FSD), new research by Monash University shows. (2020-02-23)
A new way to assess male fertility
Current tests for male fertility include measuring the concentration and motility of spermatozoa. (2020-02-19)
IVF-conceived children have somewhat higher mortality risk in their first weeks of life
Children conceived with assisted reproductive techniques including IVF have a somewhat higher mortality risk during their first weeks of life than children conceived naturally, according to a study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in the journal Fertility and Sterility. (2020-02-18)
BU study: Late fall may be best time of year to try to conceive
First-of-its-kind study accounts for when couples are most likely to start trying to conceive, finding couples conceive quicker in late fall and early winter, especially in southern states. (2020-02-18)
First baby born to cancer patient from eggs matured in the lab and frozen
Fertility doctors in France have announced the birth of the first baby to be born to a cancer patient from an immature egg that was matured in the laboratory, frozen, then thawed and fertilized five years later. (2020-02-18)
Study: inequality between men and women dramatic in Houston-area
Dramatic inequality between men and women exists in the Houston-area, according to a new study by the University of Houston Institute for Research on Women, Gender & Sexuality (IRWGS). (2020-02-17)
Major study shows climate change can cause abrupt impacts on dryland ecosystems
A study finds for the first time that as levels of aridity increase due to climate change, abrupt changes are experienced on dryland ecosystems. (2020-02-14)
Research reverses the reproductive clock in mice
Researchers have lifted fertility rates in older female mice with small doses of a metabolic compound that reverses the ageing process in eggs, offering hope for some women struggling to conceive. (2020-02-12)
Having fewer children reduced the education gap in China
A new study uses China's one-child policy to show that having fewer children leads women to achieve higher levels of education. (2020-02-12)
Five things to know about egg freezing
Egg freezing for age-related fertility is becoming more common, and a short article in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) provides quick reference points on the topic for primary care providers. (2020-02-10)
The effects of China's one-child policy on women's education
Women's educational attainment has increased tremendously and even exceeded men's all over the world in the late 20th century. (2020-02-10)
Antioxidant reverses BPD-induced fertility damage in worms
Treatment with a naturally occurring antioxidant, CoQ10, restores many aspects of fertility in C. elegans worms following exposure to BPA Findings offer possible path toward undoing BPA-induced reproductive harms in people Although CoQ10 is available over the counter, it is not yet clear whether the compound could improve human fertility or do so safely (2020-02-06)
Sharp rise in canine fertility clinics but not always staffed with vets
There has been a sharp rise in the number of specialist canine fertility clinics, according to an investigation published in this week's issue of the Vet Record. (2020-02-06)
Study: How to safely remove ovary in girls for best results in fertility preservation
Using an experimental piglet model, researchers defined the safest laparoscopic technique for removing the ovary in young girls that also results in the best quality ovarian tissue for fertility preservation. (2020-02-03)
MRI tool can diagnose difficult cases of ovarian cancer
Researchers have developed a new MRI tool that can identify cases of ovarian cancer which are difficult to diagnose using standard methods. (2020-01-30)
Study provides first look at sperm microbiome using RNA sequencing
A new collaborative study published by a research team from the Wayne State University School of Medicine, the CReATe Fertility Centre and the University of Massachusetts Amherst provides the first in-depth look at the microbiome of human sperm utilizing RNA sequencing with sufficient sensitivity to identify contamination and pathogenic bacterial colonization. (2020-01-30)
Male fertility after chemotherapy: New questions raised
Professor Delbès, who specializes in reproductive toxicology, conducted a pilot study in collaboration with oncologists and fertility specialists from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) on a cohort of 13 patients, all survivors of pediatric leukemia and lymphoma. (2020-01-22)
It takes more than two to tango: Microbial communities influence animal sex and reproduction
It is an awkward idea, but a couple's ability to have kids may partly depend on who else is present. (2020-01-17)
What we're learning about the reproductive microbiome
Most research has focused on the oral, skin, and gut microbiomes, but bacteria, viruses, and fungi living within our reproductive systems may also affect sperm quality, fertilization, embryo implantation, and other aspects of conception and reproduction. (2020-01-14)
First genomic study of puberty yields insights into development and cancer
In the first-ever genome-scale analysis of the puberty process in humans, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) outline distinct and critical changes to stem cells in males during adolescence. (2020-01-09)
Common plasticizer disrupts C. elegans egg production
A new study published Jan. 9 in PLOS Genetics by Mónica Colaiácovo of Harvard Medical School and colleagues reports that the most commonly used plasticizer, diethylhexyl phthalate (DEHP), leads to fertility problems by causing an excess number of breaks in the DNA during egg production, and then interfering with the repair systems that fixes the breaks. (2020-01-09)
Zinc, folic acid supplements fail to enhance male fertility
Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other medical centers in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health. (2020-01-07)
Step toward 'ink' development for 3-D printing a bioprosthetic ovary
For the first time, scientists identified and mapped the location of structural proteins in a pig ovary. (2020-01-06)
Direct-to-consumer fertility tests confuse and mislead consumers, Penn study shows
Direct-to-consumer hormone-based 'fertility testing' for women is viewed by consumers as both an alternative, empowering tool for family planning, and a confusing and misleading one, according to the results of a new study from Penn Medicine. (2019-12-30)
Mouse pups born from eggs derived from the granulosa cells that surround oocytes
By introducing a chemical cocktail to granulosa cells, researchers in China induced the cells to transform into functional oocytes in mice. (2019-12-24)
Fewer fats over the festive season may be the perfect formula for men's fertility
A diet low in fat and high in egg whites could be the key to boosting male fertility according to a new pilot study. (2019-12-22)
Unearthing the mystery of the meaning of Easter Island's Moai
Based on a 5-year excavation of two Moai found within the Easter Island quarry called Rano Raraku, the Easter Island Statue Project released the first definitive study to reveal the quarry as a complex landscape and link soil fertility, agriculture, quarrying and the sacred nature of the Moai. (2019-12-13)
Mayo Clinic researchers present findings at the 2019 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
Mayo Clinic researchers will present findings at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium Dec. (2019-12-13)
Baby boys born small for gestational age have increased risk of infertility in adulthood
Baby boys who are born small for their gestational age are at increased risk of having fertility problems in adulthood, according to research published in Human Reproduction. (2019-12-12)
Lack of psychological support for those dealing with infertility in the UK
Psychological support for those dealing with infertility and its treatment is received by only just half of those who want it in the UK - with many left to suffer with anxiety, depression, or suicidal thoughts, according to a new study published in Human Fertility. (2019-12-06)
Differences in replacement level fertility point to inequalities
The percentage of the world's population that is above or below the 'replacement level of fertility' has long been used as a measure of demographic development. (2019-12-04)
Study examines the effects of weight loss surgery between pregnancies
New findings published in BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology. (2019-12-02)
Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails
A team led by researchers from Osaka University have characterized a protein, called VSP, that keeps sperm swimming in straight lines. (2019-12-02)
Fertility treatment, not maternal age, causes epigenetic changes in mouse offspring
Epigenetic disorders are more common among children born through assisted reproductive technology. (2019-11-25)
Job losses during the Great Recession may be responsible for decline in US birth rates
New research published this month in the Southern Economic Journal reveals job losses during the Great Recession (2007-2009) may be partly responsible for the recent drop in U.S. birth rates. (2019-11-18)
Researchers find nature's backup plan for converting nitrogen into plant nutrients
Princeton University researchers have found that nature has developed a backup method for converting atmospheric nitrogen into the nutrient form critical to plant growth and soil fertility. (2019-11-11)
How Human Population came from our ability to cooperate
Humans' ability to cooperate during child-bearing years by sharing food, labor, and childcare duties is the story of population growth. (2019-11-06)
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