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Final Alert: 16th EORTC NCI AACR Symposium

...nt Laboratory tests show gossypol abandoned as a contraceptive can sensitise prostate cancer to radiotherapy patient trials now planned Please note: information above on news briefing & press release topics is for information only and is embargoed until the time of the news briefings or press releases. The...

Endometriosis: Could angiostatic therapy be the new treatment of the future?

...s the patient's hormones, either by giving an oral contraceptive pill or gonadotrophin releasing hormone (GnRH) analogues. These patients definitely will not be able to conceive under that medication. With endostatin, however, it would be possible to become pregnant. "Results from this study show, that as endome...

Researchers identify gene linked to sperm-producing stem cells in mammals

.... In the same way, any practical implications for contraceptive research are many years away, Braun said: "Luxoid...g that could block the decision to become sperm a contraceptive that would be reversible." However, Braun stressed that such products are many, many years away and ...

UT Southwestern researchers' discovery may lead to gene targets for new form of contraceptive

...2 would result in infertility in men as well. If a contraceptive drug could be designed that would bind to the prot...ective or infertile." Such an ion channel-blocking contraceptive would likely be fast acting, Dr. Quill said. It also could have fewer side effects than other availa...

Researchers call for trials of menstrual cycle monitors used for natural family planning

...ile 'window' in their menstrual cycle, usually for contraceptive purposes, but sometimes to optimise their chances ... women and are not worth further investigations as contraceptive methods because they are likely to have an unacceptable failure rate in a prospective study of effic...

NIH student loan repayment awards increase by 66 percent

...ers in clinical, pediatric, healthdisparities, and contraceptive and infertility research.NIH is now accepting applications on line at http://www.lrp.nih.gov . The online application closesDec. 31, 2003. Participants must have a doctoral-leveldegree, devote at least 50% of their time to researchfunded by a nonprof...

US develops lethal new viruses

...s team made its initial discovery while developing contraceptive vaccines for sterilising mice and rabbits without killing them. The researchers modified the mousepox virus by adding a gene for a natural immunosuppressant called IL-4, expecting this would boost antibody production. Instead, the modified mousepox v...

Research collaboration identifies gene essential to puberty

...covery could lead to new infertility treatments or contraceptive options, among other applications. "It looks like we have found a key genetic gatekeeper of puberty in mice and men," says William Crowley Jr., MD, chief of the MGH Reproductive Endocrine Unit and director of the Harvardwide Reproductive Endocrine S...

Mutant gene found to cause early ovarian failure in mice

...est that it might someday be possible to develop a contraceptive that would delay follicular activation, keeping follicles in the resting pool until a woman wants to become fertile - perhaps at a later-than-usual age. In contrast, current oral contraceptives prevent ovulation (the release of eggs) but do not slow ...

Testing method may be culprit behind abnormal pap test results

... low-grade dysplasia among women taking an oral contraceptive was more than twice that of t...rs from the women in the oral contraceptive group. The specific kinds of oral contraceptives the women used weren't named i...

Study finds two-thirds of unplanned pregnancies in women using contraception

...s that there is often a mismatch between a woman's contraceptive needs and the methods they use," said Dr Bajos. "I...e with other industrialised countries where modern contraceptive methods are available," said Dr Bajos. "Certainly, given the widespread use of medical contraception...

Oral contraceptives increase C-reactive protein, an infIammatory biomarker

...ogical advancements have provided combination oral contraceptive (OC) formulations with lower-dose estrogen. These ...eover, recent studies have associated current oral contraceptive use with risks for ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction, impaired blood anticoagulant pathways,...

Birth control pill may provide relief for PMS

...renone and ethinyl estradiol contained in the oral contraceptive Yasmin, as reported in a study published in the Jo...men to 21 percent) following therapy. For new oral contraceptive users, significant improvements were noted in the water retention cluster (i.e., weight gain, skin d...

Study finds doctors fail to bridge confidential communication gap with teens

...she may have HIV, or if they're simply looking for contraceptive information, any delay to medical care could have ...f of all pediatric practices provide pelvic exams, contraceptive services and STD testing to adolescents, citing a lack of equipment, expertise and patient demand. F...

Awards of the Netherlands greatest prize for science

...t that women who combine this gene with taking the contraceptive pill are no less than ten times more likely to develop the condition. See also: http://leidsewetenschappers.leidenuniv.nl/show_en.php3?medewerker_id=421...

The contraceptive plague

...ther genes to the myxoma virus to try to boost the contraceptive effect. If the government decides to release such viruses, Peacock thinks populations should decline rapidly as breeding slows and natural mortality and predation take their toll. Other researchers think the effects will only be temporary, as natura...

'Sperm and germ'-fighting contraceptive enters trials

Scientists announced today that a new type of contraceptive gel that is also designed to protect against sexua...med like a simple enough approach for developing a contraceptive microbicide, several practical considerations made developing a useful compound challenging, accordi...

Gender issues related to spaceflight: A NASA perspective

...istribution, metabolism, and elimination, and oral contraceptive use can interfere with the metabolism of many drugs. Due to the absolute preclusion of pregnancy in space, many female astronauts choose oral contraceptives during the training period, and most continue to use them while on orbit. Changes in the rena...

Newly found estrogen role in males might lead to contraceptive for men

...ld provide a new target for developing the perfect contraceptive in the male, Hess said. When we treated animals with a potent anti-estrogen compound, we saw a decline of messenger RNA necessary for sodium transport, said Qing Zhou, a doctoral researcher working with Hess. Zhou used molecular biology and immunohi...

Does the Pill affect libido by blunting a womans sense of smell?

...ce of changes in olfactory sensitivity during oral contraceptive use with respect to non-using time, we need to carry out further studies to investigate ways in which smell variations could vary a womans sexual life."...

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