Medical News Today: Infertility: Century-old procedure offers new hope

A new study investigating a 100-year-old imaging technique finds that it may help to increase the chances of conception in women experiencing infertility.
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Fertility Source Type: news

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AbstractAtaxia with oculomotor apraxia type 2 (AOA2) is a rare autosomal recessive cerebellar ataxia characterized by onset between 10 and 20  years of age and a range of neurological features that include progressive cerebellar atrophy, axonal sensorimotor neuropathy, oculomotor apraxia in a majority of patients, and elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein (AFP). AOA2 is caused by mutation of theSETX gene which encodes senataxin, a DNA/RNA helicase involved in transcription regulation, RNA processing, and DNA maintenance. Disruption of senataxin in rodents led to defective spermatogenesis and sterility in males uncovering a...
Source: The Cerebellum - Category: Neurology Source Type: research
Many agencies that offer donated embryos, including most of those supported by federal grants, are affiliated with Christian or anti-abortion rights organizations.
Source: NYT Health - Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tags: In Vitro Fertilization Infertility Adoptions Health and Human Services Department embryos Abortion Faith-Based Initiatives Source Type: news
Publication date: Available online 15 February 2019Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Theodoros D. Theodoridis, Panagiotis Pappas, Grigoris F. GrimbizisAbstractThe prevalence of congenital uterine anomalies (CUA) is reported to be 4,3-6,7% in the general population, 3,4-8% in the infertile population and 12,6-18,2% among those with recurrent miscarriages. They are the result of abnormal formation, differentiation and fusion of the Mu¨llerian or paramesonephric ducts during fetal life.Until now, various classification systems have been proposed for the categorization of Co...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Abstract The combination of doxorubicin and cyclophosphamide commonly used to treat breast cancer can cause premature ovarian failure and infertility. α-Tocopherol is a potent antioxidant whereas γ-tocopherol causes apoptosis in a variety of cancer models in vitro including breast cancer. We hypothesised that the combination of doxorubicin (Dox) and 4-hydroperoxycyclophosphamide (4-Cyc) would be more cytotoxic in vitro than each agent alone, and that α-tocopherol would reduce and γ-tocopherol would augment the cytotoxicity of the combined chemotherapeutics. Human MCF-7 breast cancer and KGN...
Source: Biomed Res - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Biomed Res Int Source Type: research
In this study, we found that while the majority of young 6-week-old Aire-KO females had normal follicular reserves, mating behavior, and ovulation rates, 50% of females experienced embryonic loss between gestation day (GD) 5.5 and 7.5 that could not be attributed to insufficient progesterone production or decidualization. The quality of GD0.5 embryos recovered from Aire KO mice was reduced, and when cultured in vitro, embryos displayed limited developmental capacity in comparison to those recovered from WT mice. Further, embryos flushed from Aire KO dams at GD3.5 were developmentally delayed in comparison to WT controls an...
Source: Biology of Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Biol Reprod Source Type: research
Infertile men have higher levels of semen reactive oxygen species (ROS) than fertile men. High levels of semen ROS can cause sperm dysfunction, sperm DNA damage and reduced male reproductive potential. This st...
Source: Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology - Category: Endocrinology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conditions:   Implantation Failure;   Infertility, Female;   Vaginal Flora Imbalance Interventions:   Drug: Vivag Plus;   Drug: Placebo - Cap Sponsors:   Zealand University Hospital;   ARTPred;   Bifodan A/S Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Men with infertility may have better-quality sperm when they take certain nutritional supplements and medicines, but it's unclear whether that leads to pregnancies and births, a research review concludes.Reuters Health Information
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - Category: Surgery Tags: Urology News Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS: 3D models for human reproduction are feasible. They might improve assisted reproductive techniques, help in pre-surgical planning for reproductive surgeries, and provide accurate measures of ovarian reserve. Besides, we see future applications in endometrioma research and in the fabrication of devices, such as embryo transfer catheter and a 3D printed embryo. PMID: 30756546 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Minerva Ginecologica - Category: OBGYN Tags: Minerva Ginecol Source Type: research
One of the problems with IVF treatment is that patients still don't understand what the process involves. Not only doctors love complexifying the process ( so they can charge more for it !), there are so many myths and misconceptions floating around - both online and in the real world, that they don't know whom to trust.Most of them assume that it's too complicated for them to understand, and are happy to leave everything upto their doctor. This is why they are very vulnerable, and it's easy for unscrupulous doctors to tale them for ride, by using tons of jargon - and using this as a pretext to charge more for ev...
Source: Dr.Malpani's Blog - Category: Reproduction Medicine Source Type: blogs
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