Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Already Unsettling to Some Experts

Researchers say that scientists may soon be able to create a baby from human skin cells that have been coaxed to differentiate into eggs and sperm.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: Skin In Vitro Fertilization Infertility Babies and Infants Source Type: news

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Abstract Background: In the current society, infertility related to age has become a social problem. The in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rate in women with poor ovarian response (POR) is very low. Dandelion extract T-1 (DE-T1) is an effective component of the extract from the leaves and stems of Taraxacum officinale, which is one of the medicines used in some patients with POR, but its molecular mechanism remains unclear. Methods: Following IVF, ovarian granulosa cells (GCs) of sixty patients were extracted and divided into normal ovarian response (NOR) and POR groups. GCs were cultured in a dose-depende...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
β-arrestins and biased signalling in gonadotropin receptors. Minerva Ginecol. 2018 Jul 10;: Authors: De Pascali F, Reiter E Abstract Gonadotropin receptors include the follicle stimulating hormone receptor (FSHR) and the luteinizing hormone/choriogonadotropin receptor (LHCGR), both belong to the G protein- coupled receptor (GPCR) superfamily and being essential to reproduction. FSHR is activated by follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) while LHCGR is activated by either luteinizing hormone (LH) or choriogonadotropin (CG). Upon ligand binding, gonadotropin receptors undergo conformational changes that...
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research
Authors: Helo S, Thomas P, Tadros NN Abstract Testosterone has long been touted as the panacea for men wishing to restore their vitality, sexuality, and masculinity to that of their youth. While the benefits of testosterone are not mythical, they are definite. In this article we will review the various benefits of testosterone as it pertains to men's health and male infertility. PMID: 29991207 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Panminerva Medica - Category: General Medicine Tags: Panminerva Med Source Type: research
In conclusion, we showed a high incidence of sex chromosome DSD among Egyptian DSD patients with wide karyotype/phenotype diversity. The most frequent sex chromosome DSD detected among patients of the present study was Turner syndrome and variants (52.08%; 25/48) followed by Klinefelter syndrome and variants (43.75%; 21/48). Further long term studies are necessary for accurate detection of frequencies of different types of sex chromosomal anomalies and associated phenotypes.Sex Dev
Source: Sexual Development - Category: Biology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Sperm bacterial contamination is quite frequent and could contribute to the deterioration of the sperm quality of infertile males. PMID: 29997751 [PubMed]
Source: Iranian Journal of Microbiology - Category: Microbiology Tags: Iran J Microbiol Source Type: research
Publication date: October 2018Source: Biomedicine &Pharmacotherapy, Volume 106Author(s): Awais Ullah Ihsan, Farhan Ullahp Khan, Puregmaa Khongorzul, Khalil Ali Ahmad, Muhammad Naveed, Sufia Yasmeen, Yanfang Cao, Abdoh Taleb, Richinandan Maiti, Fahad Akhter, Xiaoqian Liao, Xue Li, Yijie Cheng, Hidayat Ullah Khan, Khurshid Alam, Xiaohui ZhouAbstractOxidative stress (OS) is a result of the imbalance between reactive oxygen species (ROS) and antioxidants in the body that can cause tissue damage. Oxidative stress has a significant involvement in the pathogenesis of chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) ...
Source: Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 11 July 2018Source: Mutation Research/Reviews in Mutation ResearchAuthor(s): Tahereh Setayesh, Armen Nersesyan, Miroslav Mišík, Franziska Ferk, Sabine Langie, Vanessa M. Andrade, Alexander Haslberger, Siegfried KnasmüllerAbstractHealth authorities are alarmed worldwide about the increase of obesity and overweight in the last decades which lead to adverse health effects including inflammation, cancer, accelerated aging and infertility. We evaluated the state of knowledge concerning the impact of elevated body mass on genomic instability. Results of investigations with hu...
Source: Mutation Research Reviews in Mutation Research - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
(Boston University School of Medicine) While initial studies suggest a potential relationship between air pollution and both infertility and menstrual irregularity, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine believe more studies are needed to validate these findings in other populations.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Small higher risk of non-invasive breast and ovarian tumours may not be due to treatment Related items fromOnMedica Only a third of women with regular bloating would see their GP Infertility much more likely after childhood cancer Unprotected sex among British teens – soars Experts call for wider HPV vaccination Use of contraceptive pill may lead to longer life
Source: OnMedica Latest News - Category: UK Health Source Type: news
A recent article in The Atlantic titled “The Overlooked Emotions of Sperm Donation” discusses concerns about the emotional problems and conflicts that can occur in families that turn to sperm donation is a way of creating a child amid infertility. The article focuses mostly on heterosexual couples dealing with male infertility who have used sperm … Continue reading "Risk and reproductive freedom"
Source: blog.bioethics.net - Category: Medical Ethics Authors: Tags: Health Care reproduction syndicated Source Type: blogs
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