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Growth factors confer immortality to sperm-generating stem cells

...mal sperm," Brinster said. "The couple could then conceive a healthy child." Likewise, the ability to culture spermatogonial stem cells indefinitely allows for the possibility to create sperm in vitro, that is, without implanting the stem cells in a recipient male. The technology could be useful for corre...

Technique may allow cancer patients to freeze eggs, preserving fertility before starting treatment

...tion after their treatment ends and may be able to conceive on their own, while others will become infertile. Egg cryopreservation could be insurance for those women at highest risk of fertility problems after cancer treatment. When a woman wishes to become pregnant, the vitrified eggs would be warmed and the...

Imprinting disorders and ART world's largest study results are reassuring

... had a child with BWS, 10 had used ART in order to conceive (12%). Families with children with TND, AS, and PWS were also contacted and asked the same questions. "We found that BWS was the only disorder where there was a significant risk for children conceived by ART", said Dr. Sutcliffe. "However, we fou...

Unique genetic profile helps over-45s conceive naturally

...ark: Women who have a special genetic profile can conceive spontaneously after the age of 45 years, a scientist said at the 21st annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Tuesday 21 June 2005). Dr. Neri Laufer, from the Haddassah University Hospital, Jerusalem, I...

US woman gives birth to baby from world's first frozen donor egg bank

... the US alone, in 2001, over 12,000 women tried to conceive with donor eggs. There are many reasons for infertility, but the most common problem for women over age 35 is that their eggs do not perform well enough to achieve pregnancy. The first frozen egg bank will offer women the opportunity to better mana...

Study finds that a woman's chances of having twins can be modified by diet

... while breastfeeding are nine times more likely to conceive twins than women who are not breastfeeding at the time of conception. He also confirmed findings by others that identical twin sets are more often female than male, especially in conjoined twin sets, and that monozygotic twin sets are more likely to ...

Heavy smoking cuts women's chance of pregnancy -- even with donated oocytes

...a successful pregnancy, whether they are trying to conceive naturally, or through IVF, and particularly with donated ooctyes. Furthermore, we should also warn them of the risks of multiple births, as multiple births are less safe for mothers or babies."...

Risk of preterm birth appears to vary by season

...re more vulnerable to preterm birth than those who conceive in other seasons, according to researchers at the University of Pittsburgh. Results of a large study of such seasonal variation in preterm birth, or birth prior to 37 weeks gestation, are being presented at the 27th annual meeting of the Society of M...

Standard therapy more effective than diabetes drug in helping women with PCOS achieve pregnancy

...omen in the study, obese women were less likely to conceive during the course of the study and less likely to ovulate in response to metformin. The study authors also noted that while metformin alone did not improve the chances for pregnancy, it was useful for lowering the high blood testosterone levels th...

IDIBAPS participates in European Network on antibiotic resistances and hospital infections

...cities of circulating bacteria. 4. Finally, to conceive tools permitting a better adaptation of the strategies to control the transmission of these bacteria and the use of antibiotics....

Eating ice cream may help women to conceive, but low-fat dairy foods may increase infertility risk

...ntime, he said that his advice to women wanting to conceive would be to change their diet. "They should consider changing low-fat dairy foods for high-fat dairy foods; for instance, by swapping skimmed milk for whole milk and eating ice cream, not low fat yoghurt." However, he said that it was important that ...

Too much weight spells double trouble for couples trying to conceive

...n other words, that couples have to wait longer to conceive the heavier they become, but there is not a threshold weight beyond which they become sterile. This is supported by all existing studies. A high BMI probably leads to sterility only in people with additional fertility problems, said Ms Ramlau-Hansen....

Maternal beef diet could impact sperm counts, UR study suggests

... that all of the 387 men in the study were able to conceive a child without medical assistance, so although sperm counts were low in some cases none of the men were actually infertile. Yet among the 51 men whose mothers were the highest beef eaters, almost 18 percent had sperm counts classified by the World H...

Male or female factor infertility -- men suffer just the same

...if the man is the source of the couples failure to conceive he is likely to suffer more emotionally than if the problem lies with the woman. However, she says, most studies have focused on men shortly after their infertility was diagnosed, and few have looked at their well-being during the course of treatme...

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