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ICSI has no outcome benefits over conventional IVF in routine non-male infertility cases
Intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), the world's favored means of fertilization in assisted reproduction, offers no benefit over conventional in vitro fertilization in fertility treatments without a male factor indication, according to results of a large multicenter study. (2019-06-26)
European pregnancy rates from IVF and ICSI 'appear to have reached a peak'
The latest annual data collected by ESHRE from European national registries (for 2016) show another rise in the cumulative use of IVF in the treatment of infertility, although success rates after IVF or ICSI appear to have reached a peak, with pregnancy rates per started treatment calculated at 27.1% after IVF and 24.3% after ICSI. (2019-06-25)
Do women regret embryo testing before IVF?
By the time a woman is 44 years old, the vast majority of her embryos will be abnormal. (2019-06-21)
Marijuana and fertility: Five things to know
For patients who smoke marijuana and their physicians, 'Five things to know about ... marijuana and fertility' provides useful information for people who may want to conceive. (2019-06-10)
Trap-and-release accelerates study of swimming ciliated cells
J. Mark Meacham and Minji Kim in his lab studied cilia in an acoustic trap that allows them to analyze hundreds of cells in minutes. (2019-06-03)
PSA, a prostate cancer marker, activates vascular and lymphangiogenic growth factors
A new study indicates that PSA, a prostate cancer marker, is one of the catalysts that activate vascular endothelial and lymphangiogenic growth factors which contribute to the spread of cancer. (2019-05-24)
Experimental fertility preservation provides hope for young men
Testicular tissue samples obtained from 189 males who were facing procedures that could imperil fertility were cryopreserved at one university, proving the feasibility of centralized processing and freezing of testicular tissue obtained from academic medical centers, including Children's National, scattered around the world. (2019-05-23)
No developmental differences in children conceived via assisted reproductive technology
A study comparing developmental milestones of children conceived via ART and spontaneously conceived children showed both groups achieved developmental milestones in a similar timeline. (2019-05-08)
Researchers identify causes and mechanisms of polycystic ovary syndrome using family-based genetic analysis
The findings will enable personalized medicine approaches to disease prediction and potential new therapies for PCOS. (2019-04-30)
The FASEB Journal: DNA repair gene linked to male infertility
A key DNA repair gene known as X-ray repair cross-complementing group 1, or XRCC1, plays a vital role in maintaining genomic stability and is highly expressed in the early stages of sperm cell development (also known as spermatogenesis). (2019-04-18)
Gut microbiota and phytoestrogen-associated infertility in southern white rhinoceros
Researchers from the San Diego Zoo Global Institute for Conservation Research have found the gut microbiota of the captive southern white rhinoceros may partially explain its infertility. (2019-04-09)
Researchers find new genetic information behind urogenital track anomalies
Researchers at the University of Helsinki have developed a new mouse model of congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract and disease progression. (2019-04-04)
Women dominate ob/gyn field but make less money than male counterparts
While women outnumber men as ob/gyn practitioners, they still make significantly less money and the pay gap extends to subspecialties like reproductive endocrinology and infertility, according to researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. (2019-04-01)
Infertility's roots in DNA packaging
Japanese researchers find one cause of infertility is the incomplete development of the proteins packaging DNA in sperm cells. (2019-03-26)
Particulate air pollution linked with reduced sperm production in mice
Exposure to tiny air pollution particles may lead to reduced sperm production, suggests new research in mice to be presented Monday, March 25, at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-24)
Another possible consequence of the opioid epidemic: hormone deficiencies
Many people who use opioid medications long term do not produce enough testosterone or another important hormone, cortisol, according to a new study. (2019-03-23)
Improved PCOS symptoms correlate with gut bacterial composition
Symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) improved with exposure to healthy bacteria in the gut, according to a study in a mouse model of this common women's endocrine disorder. (2019-03-23)
Levothyroxine treatment in women with thyroid antibodies may not increase live birth rate
Treating women with thyroid antibodies but a normal thyroid function with a medicine called Levothyroxine does not make them more likely to deliver a live baby, new research suggests. (2019-03-23)
DNA of sperm taken from testicles of infertile men 'as good as sperm from fertile men'
Scientists have found that sperm DNA from the testicles of many infertile men is as good as that of ejaculated sperm of fertile men. (2019-03-16)
Infertility is linked to small increased risk of cancer
A study of over 64,000 women of childbearing age in the USA has found that infertility is associated with a higher risk of developing cancer compared to a group of over three million women without fertility problems, although the absolute risk is very low at just 2 percent. (2019-03-12)
Molecular connection between nutrient availability and embryonic growth identified
Investigators of the CRG discover that AHCY, a nutrient metabolism sensor protein, is a direct activator of the genes involved in the proliferation of embryo stem cells. (2019-03-06)
Biologists find the long and short of it when it comes to chromosomes
A team of biologists has uncovered a mechanism that determines faithful inheritance of short chromosomes during the reproductive process. (2019-02-27)
Identifying barriers to care for women with endometriosis
An expert review by a Society for Women's Health Research working group identifies areas of need in endometriosis to improve a woman's diagnosis, treatment, and access to quality care. (2019-02-25)
Making better embryos
One out of every six Canadian couples experiences infertility. Some resort to in vitro fertilization. (2019-02-14)
Can prenatal exposures to BPA impact ovarian function?
While previous studies have shown the adverse health effects of prenatal exposure to the industrial chemical bisphenol A (BPA), there is little evidence surrounding effects specifically on ovarian function. (2019-02-13)
Managing young women at high risk of heart disease
Deaths from heart disease have decreased in recent decades, but these decreases have not occurred in women younger than 50. (2019-02-11)
Folliculin mutations disrupt embryo implantation
New information is unfolding on the genetic controls of an early turning point in pregnancy -- the changes in an embryo's cells that occur as it prepares to lodge in the wall of the uterus. (2019-02-07)
Researchers find new treatment for Chlamydia
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a new way to prevent and treat Chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. (2019-02-06)
How men continually produce sperm -- and How that discovery could help treat infertility
Using a leading-edge technique, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers defined the cell types in both newborn and adult human testes and identified biomarkers for spermatogonial stem cells, opening a path for new strategies to treat male infertility. (2019-02-05)
Unexpected results suggest a few joints may not harm men's sperm
Researchers investigating the effect of cannabis smoking on men's testicular function have made the unexpected discovery that it is linked to higher sperm counts and higher testosterone levels among moderate users compared to men who never smoked it. (2019-02-05)
Infertility treatment linked with slightly higher risk of pregnancy complications
Women who have undergone infertility treatment, such as in vitro fertilization, are more likely to experience severe pregnancy complications, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). (2019-02-04)
'More work needed' for new IVF technique
Treating male infertility using a new IVF technique called PICSI, which is already offered in some private clinics, does not increase the likelihood of having a baby, according to the results of a randomized controlled trial. (2019-01-31)
Insufficient evidence' that antidepressants affect fertility or infertility-treatment outcomes
Based on limited research, there's no strong evidence that selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) -- the most widely used class of antidepressants -- have an adverse impact on fertility, according to a paper in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. (2019-01-24)
Breakthrough in understanding male infertility
Newcastle University experts have identified the importance of gene, RBMXL2, which is similar to an infertility gene found on the Y chromosome, in regulating the production of fully-functioning sperm. (2019-01-23)
Purchase receipts with easily erasable ink contain cancer-infertility inducing substances
An international research led by the UGR shows that 90 percent of store and supermarket receipts are made of thermal paper containing bisphenol A (BPA). (2019-01-15)
TGF-beta pathway protects against uterine cancer
Two new mouse models of uterine cancer reveal that the TGF-beta signaling pathway in uterine cells protects against the disease by suppressing the overgrowth and oncogenesis of the endometrium, the membrane lining the inside of the uterus. (2019-01-14)
Researchers identify genes associated with polycystic ovary syndrome
The researchers identified three new sites in the genome that appear to be associated with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). (2018-12-20)
Folate deficiency creates hitherto unknown problems in connection with cell division
Folate deficiency creates more problems in connection with DNA replication than researchers had hitherto assumed, researchers from the University of Copenhagen show in a new study. (2018-12-14)
Algorithms to locate centrioles in the cell
Investigators from the UEx have developed a methodology with new algorithms to analyse the location of the centriole in a model cell. (2018-12-11)
Duration of infertility in men may affect sperm count
A longer duration of infertility was associated with lower sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm in a BJU International study of 1644 infertile men. (2018-12-05)
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