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Sex selection popular among infertile women
...chniques currently available in the United States, sperm
separation and preimplantation genetic diagnosis, ...y also found that 55 percent of women would choose sperm
separation, 41 percent would choose preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and 4 percent would choose ne...
Newly identified gene cluster on mouse X chromosome provides insights into fertility
... lacked a functioning Rhox5 gene exhibited reduced sperm
production, as well as sperm
motility and fertility. Wilkinson's group also found that most of the 12 Rhox genes, including Rhox5...
2004 Science-in-Society Award winners announced
...on. As many as five individual players-the egg and sperm
donors, the surrogate mother, and the prospective parents-can be involved in an in vitro fertilization procedure. What happens when the expecting parents divorce and decide they no longer want a child while the surrogate is still pregnant? Book -Ste...
Schizophrenia risk higher in children of older fathers
...t to the theory that accumulating mutations in the sperm
of older fathers contributes to the overall risk of schizophrenia. The study involved over 700,000 people born in Sweden between 1973 and 1980. The analysis was based on records of people admitted to hospital between 1989-2001 with a diagnosis of sch...
Northwestern Memorial named one of nation's top 12 hospital-affiliated infertility clinics
...opreservation, micromanipulation, intracytoplasmic sperm
injection (ICSI) and preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). Donor insemination, ovulation induction with on site ultrasound evaluation and contemporary surgical approaches to infertility are also provided. In addition, they offer a wide range of ...
May/June 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet
...d to reach azoospermia, or the complete absence of sperm
in the ejaculate. However, in this randomized clinical trail, a saline flush did not decrease the time required to achieve azoospermia. Click here to view a pdf of the complete article. What Complementary and Alternative Medicine Practitioners ...
Frozen, fresh sperm both effective for in vitro fertilization
...ame likelihood of successful pregnancy whether the sperm
used is frozen or fresh. Researchers presented the..."Without these data, we were concerned that frozen sperm
might reduce the birth rate," says Alan Thornhill, Ph.D., senior author of the study and director of...
Solvent, common drug plus hormones raise risk of reproductive failures and breast cancers
... in people and rodents. In men, they cause reduced sperm
counts and in women they cause spontaneous abortion and irregular ovulation. However, the mechanism behind these effects has been unclear. McDonnell's team analyzed the compounds' behavior inside cells to determine how they affected hormonal activity...
Fertility herbal supplement sprouts promising results in Stanford pilot study
...aining L-carnitine (an amino acid that can improve sperm
function) and ferulic acid (an antioxidant that has shown to improve sperm
quality). Interested volunteers should call (650) 498-7911....
OHSU scientists advance fertility preservation procedure
...rtilized some of the eggs through intracytoplasmic sperm
injection and implanted the resulting embryos in surrogate monkey mothers. Following the normal five-month monkey gestation period, a healthy female infant was born." The animal's name is BRENDA. Her name stands for Bilateral oophorectomy and Resumpt...
Specialists: Laparoscopy can help infertile women avoid months of unnecessary treatments
...ination and hysterosalpingogram, and the partner's sperm
count is analyzed. If there is no obvious abnormality, ovulation induction with clomiphene citrate is often one of the first treatment options used. If pregnancy has not been achieved after four ovulatory cycles, most specialists in reproductive endo...
Religion guides views of fertility treatment in Middle East
... into procreation, thus prohibiting such things as sperm
or egg donation. Most leaders of Shi'a Islam, the ...ried Shi'ite Muslim woman cannot marry another man sperm
donation from a man other than her husband is akin to adultery. Middle Eastern societies expect all ...
Sperm from marijuana smokers move too fast too early, impairing fertility, UB research shows
...ve significantly less seminal fluid, a lower total sperm
count and their sperm
behave abnormally, all of which may affect fertility adversely, a new study in reproductive physiolo...
Cervical cancer vaccine may lose effectiveness during ovulation
...s during ovulation might be a mechanism to protect sperm
from antibodies. It remains unclear whether such a decrease in antibodies translates into a decrease in vaccine effectiveness....
Fetal exposure to two chemicals cause of male reproductive disorders later in life
...ased instances of testicular cancer, and decreased sperm
count. In the last 20 years the rates for testicular cancer have grown almost five-fold in Denmark, yet neighboring Finland has not experienced such a dramatic increase. In an effort to explain this phenomenon, scientists have hypothesized that thes...
Special supplement to Journal of Clinical Pharmacology features latest NIDA research on marijuana
...lence of chronic cough and acute bronchitis, lower sperm
count, and increased neurobehavioral abnormalities for children exposed inutero. It is estimated that almost 14 million Americans, or 6.3 percent of the population age 12 or older, admit to illegal drug use, with marijuana being the most commonly use...
Study identifies genetic fingerprint of healthy sperm
The genetic fingerprinting of sperm
cells--detailed in this week's issue of THE LANCET...ssment. Findings from several studies suggest that sperm
cells have a complex genetic code made up of components called messenger RNA (mRNA). Stephen Krawetz...
Teenage boys exposed to environmental pollutants
...fect on the viability of the Y-chromosome carrying sperm
or on the development of XY-fertilised eggs."...
Italy now faces worldwide storm of protest over fertility proposals
...ment, which would make the freezing of ooctyes and sperm
acceptable, but ban the freezing of embryos currently the most effective way to preserve surplus embryos. The legislation is due to go before the Italian Senate for approval within the next few months. Speaking on behalf of the committee, the Presid...
New natural method of family planning over 95% effective in preventing pregnancy, study finds
...oman's egg (about 24 hours) and the viable life of sperm
(about 5 days) as well as the variation in the actual timing of ovulation from one cycle to the next. The study found the efficacy of the Standard Days Method to be comparable to or better than a number of other widely used methods of family planning...