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Fertility-sparing surgery is as good as radical surgery for early ovarian cancer

September 5, 2019

Young women with early stage ovarian cancer can undergo fertility-preserving surgery without affecting the safety of their cancer…
Scientists found that physical exercise boosts fertility in women as much as traditional therapies

June 30, 2019

A lot of people struggle to conceive a baby. It is truly debilitating situation to be in. Also,…
Is Egg Freezing Right for You?

May 30, 2019

Advertising has a long history of targeting people with fantastic promises. From the perfect cream that will zap…
Scientists uncover mysteries of the powerful movement of the human sperm

March 25, 2019

Sperm is an incredibly good swimmer for its size. It needs quite a bit of strength to break…
Preserving Fertility in Pediatric Cancer Survivors

March 25, 2019

One in three childhood cancer survivors is at risk of becoming infertile due to chemotherapy or radiation, and…
Missing men, missing infertility: New research flags up problem

September 5, 2018

Men are missing from fertility debates and crucial support services because they are often not included in studies…
Fertility breakthrough: New research could extend egg health with age

February 27, 2018

Women have been told for years that if they don’t have children before their mid-30s, they may not…
Fertility Study Offers Unexpected Lead on Dwarfism

February 6, 2018

As components of two entirely separate systems in the body, you wouldn’t think ovaries have much in common…
Egg Fertilization: Making Waves

December 22, 2017

For more than half a century, studies on the African clawed frog (Xenopus laevis) have helped scientists better…
Study in mice finds dietary levels of genistein may adversely affect female fertility

November 15, 2017

Exposure to the phytoestrogen genistein prior to conception may adversely affect female fertility and pregnancy outcomes, depending on…
Career women optimistic about delayed childbearing despite lower fertility

September 7, 2017

Women who prioritize their careers value pregnancy planning and believe they have a good chance of conceiving late…
Plants to Feed This — and Other — Worlds

June 18, 2017

Astronaut ice cream may be an exotic treat for kids, but for real space explorers, a fresh, crunchy…
Folk contraceptives lead researchers to drugs that block fertilization

May 17, 2017

Two chemicals found in anti-fertility folk medicines block a key step in fertilization – the meeting of egg…
In roundworms, fats tip the scales of fertility

April 21, 2017

Proper nutrition can unleash amazing powers, moms have always assured us, frequently citing Popeye the Sailor Man as…
Ladies, this is why fertility declines with age

April 4, 2017

Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM) have discovered a possible new explanation for female…
Transport of molecular motors into cilia

March 28, 2017

Molecular motors produce the force that powers the beat of sperm cell tails to generate movement toward the…
Researchers describe how sperm can lose their way

February 27, 2017

Sperm tails are actually complex propellant and navigational devices that help push them through fluids and navigate around…
Biologists identify reproductive traffic cop

January 23, 2017

Before an egg becomes fertilized, sets of chromosomes must pair up to pass along genetic information. This happens…
Out of gas and low on sperm?

December 28, 2016

Kyoto University uncovers a genetic key to self-renewal of reproductive cells Sperm are constantly replenished in the adult…
Common chemotherapy combination causes women to grow new eggs

December 9, 2016

There are drugs that people use for a long time, even though scientists are still performing various experiments…
What happens in the cell nucleus after fertilization

December 8, 2016

A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München shows changes in the immediate environment of DNA after…
Zika infection reduces fertility, lowers testosterone in male mice

November 1, 2016

Most of the research to understand the consequences of Zika virus infection has focused on how the virus…
How human eggs end up with the wrong number of chromosomes

October 20, 2016

One day before ovulation, human oocytes begin to divide into what will become mature eggs. Ideally, eggs are…
How age-related genetic anomalies contribute to the maternal age effect

October 19, 2016

For women in their 30s and beyond, the probability of a pregnancy that results in a miscarriage or…
Researchers Find Fertility Genes Required for Sperm Stem Cells

September 29, 2016

The underlying cause of male infertility is unknown for 30 percent of cases. In a pair of new…
Cannabinoid receptor activates spermatozoa

September 4, 2016

During fertilization, a sperm must first fuse with the plasma membrane and then penetrate the female egg in…
Up to 14 units of alcohol does not harm fertility

September 1, 2016

If a woman remains below 14 units of beer or wine per week, she has the same probability…
A molecular alarm clock awakens resting ovules

August 19, 2016

At the start of reproductive life an ovary contains, on average, several thousands of immature ovules in a…
Inside Balbiani Bodies

July 30, 2016

Researchers don’t yet know how immature egg cells, or oocytes, survive and protect their contents while they lie…
Survival of the fittest sperm: How new technology may help infertile couples

June 16, 2016

The competition is fierce and only the strongest survive the obstacle course within the female reproductive tract. Of…
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