No NELL2, no sperm motility; novel protein is essential for male fertility
(Baylor College of Medicine) An international team of researchers has identified a chain of events that matures the sperm and triggers their motility. The findings have implications for diagnostic and therapeutic research in male infertility and male contraceptive development. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Bringing Andrology -- and Male Infertility -- Out of the Shadows Bringing Andrology -- and Male Infertility -- Out of the Shadows
Infertility can have a profound emotional impact on men. Why aren ' t more medical and mental health treatments available?Undark (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Zambia: Infertility Still Major Reproductive Problem
[Times of Zambia] Infertility still remains a major sexual reproductive health issue for both women and men in African society. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - June 26, 2020 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Infertility And Covid-19 Are A Double Whammy For Patients
An interview about infertility and Covid-19 with Dr. Jennifer E. Mersereau, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director of the Fertility Preservation Program at UNC. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 11, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Julia Wuench, Contributor Tags: ForbesWomen /forbeswomen Leadership /leadership Innovation /innovation Healthcare /healthcare Coronavirus Source Type: news

Discovery of a novel gene involved in DNA damage repair and male fertility
(Kumamoto University) A research group from the Institute of Molecular Embryology and Genetics (IMEG) at Kumamoto University, Japan has discovered that the gene C19ORF57 plays a critical role in meiosis. The gene appears to be related to the cause of male infertility and could be a big step forward for reproductive medicine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

New studies show how DNA crossovers can drive healthy, abnormal sperm, egg cell division
(Harvard Medical School) Human genetic diversity wouldn't be possible without DNA crossovers in egg and sperm cells. Two studies from Harvard Medical School provide new insights into how crossovers go right--and wrong, leading to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - June 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

NELL2-mediated lumicrine signaling through OVCH2 is required for male fertility
The lumicrine system is a postulated signaling system in which testis-derived (upstream) secreted factors enter the male reproductive tract to regulate epididymal (downstream) pathways required for sperm maturation. Until now, no lumicrine factors have been identified. We demonstrate that a testicular germ-cell–secreted epidermal growth factor–like protein, neural epidermal growth factor–like–like 2 (NELL2), specifically binds to an orphan receptor tyrosine kinase, c-ros oncogene 1 (ROS1), and mediates the differentiation of the initial segment (IS) of the caput epididymis. Male mice in which Nell2 ...
Source: ScienceNOW - June 3, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Kiyozumi, D., Noda, T., Yamaguchi, R., Tobita, T., Matsumura, T., Shimada, K., Kodani, M., Kohda, T., Fujihara, Y., Ozawa, M., Yu, Z., Miklossy, G., Bohren, K. M., Horie, M., Okabe, M., Matzuk, M. M., Ikawa, M. Tags: Development, Genetics reports Source Type: news

Infertility Treatment and Autism Risk Using M-CHAT Infertility Treatment and Autism Risk Using M-CHAT
Are toddlers conceived by fertility treatment at higher risk of for autism spectrum disorders, as measured by the M-CHAT screening tool?Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

Early embryos develop successfully through molecule called tankyrase
<div class="rxbodyfield">Research by NIEHS scientists could open the door to improved infertility treatments.</div> (read more) (Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter)
Source: Environmental Factor - NIEHS Newsletter - June 2, 2020 Category: Environmental Health Source Type: news

The effect of cognitive behavioral therapy on anxiety and depression in Iranian infertile women: a systematic and meta-analytical review - Golshani F, Mirghafourvand M, Hasanpour S, Seiiedi Biarag L.
Context: The prevalence of infertility, as one of the most unpleasant experiences, is approximately 13.2% in Iran. It can affect the quality of life in infertile people through mental disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Objectives: This systemat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Infertility and psychological and social health of Iranian infertile women: a systematic review - Zarif Golbar Yazdi H, Aghamohammadian Sharbaf H, Kareshki H, Amirian M.
Objective: Infertility influences various emotional, psychological, social, and relational aspects of women's lives. By employing a systematic review on the papers published in this field, this study aimed to identify the consequences of infertility... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Coronavirus May Lurk in Semen, Researchers Report
It was not clear whether the scientists had found infectious virus or inert fragments, so sexual transmission of the virus still seems very unlikely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Murphy Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infertility Sperm Research Sexually Transmitted Diseases China Henan Province (China) Source Type: news

Coronavirus May Be Found in Semen, Researchers Report
It was not clear whether the scientists had found infectious virus or inert fragments, so sexual transmission of the virus still seems very unlikely. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Heather Murphy Tags: Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Infertility Sperm Research Sexually Transmitted Diseases China Henan Province (China) Source Type: news

Perceived Infertility Among Young Adults in Balaka, Malawi
CONCLUSIONSPerceived infertility was lower in Malawi than in the United States, although substantial among certain subgroups. Educational interventions aimed at increasing knowledge about pregnancy probabilities and the return of fertility after contraceptive discontinuation may reduce concerns around perceived infertility. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

New therapeutic targets for infertility and cancer revealed
(Center for Genomic Regulation) An analysis of 13,000 tumours highlights two previously overlooked genes as potential new therapeutic targets for cancer treatment. Researchers also identify potential new therapeutic targets for male infertility. Both findings are the result of the most comprehensive evolutionary analysis of RNA modification proteins to date, published today in the journal Genome Biology. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - May 6, 2020 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news