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Can Uterine Fibroids Cause Infertility?

November 18, 2019

Uterine fibroids are a very common condition, and affected women often wonder if their pregnancy challenges are related…
Ultrasound used to measure movement of ciliated cells

June 4, 2019

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis have been studying cilia for years to determine how their dysfunction…
Experts: Research Gap Stalls Improvements in Endometriosis Care

May 13, 2019

Many women silently endure years of living with endometriosis, a disease that’s not often talked about, dismissing their…
Smoking and pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring, study suggests

April 2, 2019

Low levels of oxygen in the womb – which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as…
Research on sperm transportation reveals new cause of male infertility

January 18, 2019

About 9 percent of men and nearly 11 percent of women of reproductive age in the United States…
Researches identify genes associated with polycystic ovary syndrome

December 28, 2018

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects one in 10 women of reproductive age. It is characterized by irregular menstrual…
What Makes a Good Egg?

February 6, 2018

In approximately 15 percent of cases where couples are unable to conceive, the underlying cause of infertility is…
Study says infertility statistics fail to capture ‘invisible’ groups

December 14, 2017

UO postdoctoral researcher Liberty Barnes is helping bring the infertility experiences of men, women of color, single and…
Drug may curb female infertility from cancer treatments

August 31, 2017

An existing drug may one day protect premenopausal women from life-altering infertility that commonly follows cancer treatments, according…
Amniotic sac in a dish: Stem cells form structures that could aid understanding of infertility

August 10, 2017

The first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the process…
More functional DNA in mitochondria cures male infertility

August 7, 2017

Male infertility can be caused by mutations in the DNA of mitochondria, the powerhouses of cells. By increasing…
Using a Smartphone to Screen for Male Infertility

March 24, 2017

More than 45 million couples worldwide grapple with infertility, but current standard methods for diagnosing male infertility can…
‘Hunger neurons’ act to reduce fertility during starvation

February 15, 2017

“Hunger neurons” that help our bodies’ cope when food is scarce can also act to reduce fertility and…
Age-related Infertility May Be Caused By Scarred Ovaries

August 10, 2016

Women’s decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and…
Age-related infertility may be caused by scarred ovaries

August 7, 2016

Women’s inability to produce healthy eggs as they grow older may be caused by ovarian aging Women’s decreased…
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…
Saltwater crocodile sperm may hold secret to male infertility

May 5, 2016

Saltwater crocodiles may help solve male infertility after a remarkable discovery that crocodile sperm, after leaving the testes,…
Preventing sperm’s ‘power kick’ could be key to unisex contraceptive

March 18, 2016

Sperm’s progesterone receptor found, suggesting another possible cause of male infertility University of California, Berkeley, biologists have discovered…
‘Squishiness’ can indicate embryo viability

February 26, 2016

Selecting the right fertilized embryo for in vitro fertilization (IVF) might be as simple as choosing a ripe…
Q&A: exploring the ethics of “Three-parent babies”

February 5, 2016

At the behest of the Food and Drug Administration, a committee – including University of Virginia professor James…
A gene for new species is discovered

December 22, 2015

A University of Utah-led study identified a long-sought “hybrid inviability gene” responsible for dead or infertile offspring when…
New strategy IDs infertility-causing genes

August 6, 2015

Infertility affects roughly 15 percent of couples – with many cases resulting from faulty genetics – but the…
Team Identifies Gene Responsible for Some Cases of Male Infertility

July 2, 2015

In the most severe form of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm. This…
Safeguarding Against Chlamydia

June 19, 2015

Chlamydia trachomatis is a formidable foe. It’s the most common sexually transmitted bacterial pathogen, infecting more than 100 million…
Black women often cope with infertility alone

June 5, 2015

African-American women are equally, if not more, likely to experience infertility than their white counterparts, but they often…
New Incisionless Surgery to Treat Enlarged Prostate

April 1, 2015

By age 60, more than 50 percent of men in the United States suffer from benign prostatic hyperplasia…
Mutation may cause early loss of sperm supply

March 3, 2015

Problems in a gene responsible for producing the protein TAF4b leave mice — and maybe men — unable…
Single brain peptide could be the clue to improving fertility post-stress

January 19, 2015

Infertility is a growing problem in the developed world, but why more and more couples are unable to…
Blocking hormone could eliminate stress-induced infertility

January 13, 2015

UC Berkeley scientists have discovered that chronic stress activates a hormone that reduces fertility long after the stress has…
Regions in the genome cause infertility in some hybrids of house mouse subspecies

December 11, 2014

Three from one: Half a million years ago, the house mouse, Mus musculus, split into three subspecies, two…
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