"Spermbots": Tiny motors could help sperm swim

Scientists have developed tiny micromotors for sperm that could someday help treat infertility
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This study was aimed to investigate the anti-oxidative and the ameliorative effects of Antrodia cinnamomea ethanol extract (ACEE) on reproduction dysfunction in male diabetic rats. The diabetic condition was induced by administrating the combination of streptozotocin (STZ) (65 mg/kg) and nicotinamide (NA) (230 mg/kg). Three different doses of ACEE were tested (385, 770, 1540 mg/kg) for 5 weeks. The results indicated that the ACEE improved STZ-NA induced hyperglycemia, oxidative stress, and insulin resistance. In addition to this, ACEE reduced the degree of lipid peroxidation, recovered the abnormal str...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Authors: Petrarca L, Pontone S, Nenna R PMID: 30784566 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
Authors: Tola EN, Eris Yalcin S, Dugan N, Oral B Abstract PURPOSE: Type D personality-defined as the presence of two personality characters, namely negative affectivity (NA) and social inhibition (SI)-is associated with various disorders. The 14-item Type D Scale (DS14), which consists of NA and SI subscales, can be used for the detection of the presence of Type D personality. The aim of our study was to investigate the association of Type D personality and depression with infertility in women. METHOD: A total of 324 women, 168 primary unexplained infertile women (92 patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (...
Source: Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 20 February 2019Source: Phytochemistry LettersAuthor(s): Grażyna Łaska, Elwira Sieniawska, Łukasz Świątek, Jordan Zjawiony, Shabana Khan, Anastazja Boguszewska, Marcin Stocki, Mirosław Angielczyk, Małgorzata Polz-DacewiczAbstractPolemonium caeruleum L. is a Chinese medicinal plant used in the treatment of tuberculosis, whooping cough, fever, infertility, epilepsy, endometritis and insomnia. It was also used as sedative and anaesthetic agent. In this work the phytochemical investigation using LC-ESI-QTOF-MS and GC–MS techniques was done for chemical characterization of methano...
Source: Phytochemistry Letters - Category: Chemistry Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The study highlights the need to design interventions for women, that are directed towards the enhancement of both life satisfaction and positive emotions, and indicates that one way to achieve this goal is by promoting a supportive relationship with the mother. PMID: 30777443 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Tags: J Reprod Infant Psychol Source Type: research
This is a case series reporting live births following in vitro fertilization (IVF) after fertility-sparing surgery in patients with borderline ovarian tumors (BOTs). Seventeen patients, in whom fertility-sparing surgery for BOTs followed by IVF was performed from July 1, 2011 to September 30, 2017, in our IVF center, were included. Here we retrospectively present their BOT characteristics and clinical outcomes of assisted reproduction technology (ART) and then discuss the literature on management of patients with BOTs after fertility-sparing surgery. The study sample of 17 patients started IVF-assisted reproduction within ...
Source: Gynecologic and Obstetric Investigation - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
(Natural News) Infertility is a serious condition that affects 48.5 million couples worldwide. Big pharmaceutical companies take these numbers as a business opportunity by producing fertility treatments which have no actual scientific evidence to back-up its claims. A study led by Carl Heneghan, a professor at the Oxford University‘s Centre for Evidence Based Medicine (CEBM),...
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AbstractCystic echinococcosis (CE), a serious public health problem worldwide, is caused by the larval stage ofEchinococcus granulosus (E. granulosus). Despite recent progress in the CE medical treatment, this subject still remains as a priority of research. Albendazole (ABZ) is a drug of choice for the treatment of hydatidosis. Its use as an antiparasitic agent with the most efficacy is limited by the lack of water solubility. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to compare in vitro efficacy of free and solid lipid nanoparticles (SLNs) of ABZ and albendazole sulfoxide (ABZSO) against fertile and infertile hydatid c...
Source: Comparative Clinical Pathology - Category: Pathology Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeTo investigate a possible influence of repetitive micro-traumata on the ovaries in the course of oocyte retrieval during IVF/ICSI treatment on serum anti-M üllerian hormone (AMH) levels.MethodsThe study included retrospectively collected data from women who underwent three or more consecutive IVF/ICSI treatments between 2007 and 2017. The primary endpoint of the study was to evaluate changes in serum AMH levels on cycle days 1 –3 during the course of repetitive IVF/ICSI treatments.ResultsA total of 125 patients were included in this study. Median AMH levels before the first, second and third IVF/I...
Source: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
ConclusionThe cLB rate of one complete freeze-all-IVF cycle of a general infertile population, with 18-month follow-up, was 55.0%. In freeze-all-IVF, ovarian reserve variables were not selected by regression models to predict LB, significantly.
Source: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: research
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