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Fertility issues in young women with breast cancer must be addressed
More and more young women are surviving breast cancer and delaying childbirth, and it is important to take their needs and wishes about their future fertility into consideration when deciding on treatment. (2010-03-24)
Rock-a-bye baby: Uterine fibroid embolization shows fertility rates comparable to myomectomy
Uterine fibroid embolization, a minimally invasive interventional radiology procedure that blocks blood supply to treat painful uterine fibroids, has a comparable fertility rate to myomectomy, the surgical removal of uterine fibroids, for women who want to conceive, according to the first study on the subject released at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 35th Annual Scientific Meeting in Tampa, Fla. (2010-03-15)
New finding: Strong period pain and excess weight in childhood increases risk of endometriosis
Queensland Institute of Medical Research scientists have identified a new link between strong period pain experienced in adolescence and early adulthood and the risk of endometriosis. (2010-03-10)
Woman gives birth to 2 healthy babies in separate pregnancies after ovarian transplant
For the first time, a woman has given birth to two children in two separate pregnancies after her fertility was restored using transplants of ovarian tissue that had been removed and frozen during her cancer treatment and then restored once she was cured. (2010-02-24)
Risk of stillbirth is four times higher after IVF/ICSI compared to spontaneous pregnancies
Women who become pregnant with a single fetus after in vitro fertilization (IVF) or intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) have an increased risk of a stillbirth, according to new research out on Wednesday, Feb. (2010-02-23)
Roots key to second Green Revolution
Root systems are the basis of the second Green Revolution, and the focus on beans and corn that thrive in poor growing conditions will help some of the world's poorest farmers, according to a Penn State plant scientist. (2010-02-20)
How sperm get a move on; discovery suggests new target for male contraception
Most of us probably think of sperm as rather active little cells, swimming with quick movements of their (2010-02-04)
Study links reduced fertility to flame retardant exposure
A new UC Berkeley study finds that women with higher blood levels of PBDEs, a common type of flame retardant, took longer to get pregnant. (2010-01-26)
Fertility drugs contribute heavily to multiple births
Drugs that stimulate a woman's ovaries to speed the maturity and multiply the production of eggs accounts for four times more live births than assisted reproductive technologies such as in vitro fertilization. (2010-01-20)
Campus symposium: 'Prevention and treatment of infertility in modern society'
The ESHRE invites you to attend its campus symposium on prevention and treatment of infertility in modern society. (2010-01-19)
Should obese, smoking and alcohol-consuming women receive assisted reproduction treatment?
The European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology has published a position statement on the impact of the life style factors obesity, smoking and alcohol consumption on natural and medically assisted reproduction. (2010-01-19)
Research suggests link between infertility, low egg reserve, and breast/ovarian cancer gene (BRCA1)
In a paper published last week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, researchers at New York Medical College concluded that mutations in the BRCA1 gene, which have been linked with early onset breast cancer, are also associated with some infertility indicators. (2009-12-18)
Penn researchers find reproductive germ cells survive and thrive in transplants, even among species
Reproductive researchers have succeeded in isolating and transplanting pure populations of the immature cells that enable male reproduction in two species -- humans and mice. (2009-12-14)
The future of organic ornamental plants
Acreage of organic nurseries and greenhouses in the US increased 83 percent since 2004. (2009-12-10)
How nutrition affects healthy aging
A new study of the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Aging could help to understand the positive effect of dietary restriction on healthy aging. (2009-12-04)
Balancing protein intake, not cutting calories, may be key to long life
Getting the correct balance of proteins in our diet may be more important for healthy aging than reducing calories, new research funded by the Wellcome Trust and Research into Ageing suggests. (2009-12-02)
'The pill' for him: Scientists find a hormonal on-and-off switch for male fertility
A new research report published in the December 2009 print issue of the FASEB Journal describes how scientists found how and where androgenic hormones work in the testis to control normal sperm production and male fertility. (2009-11-30)
Deciding to have a baby is an easier step for public sector workers
Working for the public sector is good for fertility, according to new Economic and Social Research Council funded research at the University of Oxford. (2009-11-29)
Remote therapies could help in fight against eating disorders
Eating disorders continue to have a stigma attached to them. (2009-11-18)
Focus on male infertility at international event at Queen's
Male infertility and tackling falling birth rates across Europe will be among the topics addressed at this year's British Andrology Society's annual conference at Queen's University in Belfast. (2009-11-18)
Fertility procedures need not delay breast cancer treatment for younger women
A new study published in the November issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons shows that breast cancer patients under 40 years old who undergo fertility preservation do not face a significant delay in the treatment of their disease when their care is coordinated in a timely fashion. (2009-11-12)
For young boys with cancer, testicular tissue banking may be option to preserve fertility
Boys diagnosed with cancer before reaching puberty have a unique option for possibly preserving future fertility, which is often endangered by cancer therapies. (2009-11-09)
New insights into Australia's unique platypus
New insights into the biology of the platypus and echidna have been published, providing a collection of unique research data about the world's only monotremes. (2009-11-02)
Disrupting male fertility
The sexual function of male rodents can be impaired by in utero and/or neonatal exposure to external molecules such as DES that disrupt normal hormone functioning, giving rise to concerns that low-level exposure to such molecules might cause similar effects in humans. (2009-11-02)
Fetal study highlights impact of stress on male fertility
Exposure to a combination of excess stress hormones and chemicals while in the womb could affect a man's fertility in later life, a study suggests. (2009-10-21)
Unnatural selection: Birth control pills may alter choice of partners
Is it possible that the use of oral contraceptives is interfering with a woman's ability to choose, compete for and retain her preferred mate? (2009-10-07)
Study examines ethical dilemmas of medical tourism
Medical tourism in Latin America needs to be regulated to protect consumers, according to University of Montreal researchers. (2009-10-07)
Researchers identify gene with possible link to infertility in mice
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have identified the role of a gene in regulating molecular signals involved with ovarian follicle development, which may one day help shed light on some of the causes of fertility issues in humans. (2009-10-02)
ESHRE's first workshop on male infertility in Thessaloniki
The workshop provides a forum for clinicians and scientists to share research results and discuss new developments. (2009-09-16)
Possible genetic factor for male infertility identified
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers have discovered a gene involved with the production of sperm that may contribute to male infertility, and lead to new approaches to male contraception. (2009-09-15)
Infertility and the battle of the sexes
Dr. Oren Hasson of Tel Aviv University's Department of Zoology says in a recent issue of Biological Reviews that high rates of human infertility may have an evolutionary cause. (2009-09-08)
Perennial vegetation, an indicator of desertification in Spain
A team of scientists has analyzed 29 esparto fields from Guadalajara to Murcia and has concluded that perennial vegetation cover is an efficient early warning system against desertification in these ecosystems. (2009-09-04)
Turning back the clock: Fasting prolongs reproductive life span
Scientific dogma has long asserted that females are born with their entire lifetime's supply of eggs, and once they're gone, they're gone. (2009-08-27)
In vitro fertilization less successful with alternative fertility treatments
The common belief is that it won't hurt to try alternative fertility treatments before reverting to in vitro fertilization (IVF). (2009-08-18)
Young early stage ovarian cancer patients can preserve fertility
A new study finds that young women with early stage ovarian cancer can preserve future fertility by keeping at least one ovary or the uterus without increasing the risk of dying from the disease. (2009-08-10)
Challenging conventional wisdom: advances in development reverse fertility declines, says Penn study
A team of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and the Università Bocconi in Milan have released a study that challenges one of the most established and accepted standards in the social sciences: Human fertility levels tend to decline as countries advance towards high levels of social and economic development. (2009-08-05)
Unlocking the key to human fertility
Scientists at Leeds and Bradford have discovered a unique (2009-08-03)
UB start-up provides innovative digital sperm analysis to infertile couples worldwide
Couples struggling with fertility problems have a new option for assessing their ability to have a child with the start-up of a new Buffalo-based company called LifeCell Dx Inc. (2009-07-27)
New research finds possible genetic link to cause of pregnancy loss and disorders
Scientists at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have published new findings about a cause of a condition at the root of genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, pregnancy loss and infertility. (2009-07-21)
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