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New computational method could aid in male infertility treatment

Scientists have devised a new computational method that reveals genetic patterns in the massive jumble of individual cells in the body. The work will immediately apply to male infertility. The discovery, published in the journal eLife, will be useful in discerning … Continue reading

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New genetic causes of male infertility discovered

Infertility, defined as the failure to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse, affects one in every six couples worldwide, and the man is implicated in about half of these cases. Despite the known importance of genetic factors in the … Continue reading

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A breakthrough in male infertility?

Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK report that they have solved the importance of a gene in regulating the production of fully functioning sperm. For the first time, they say, they have identified the role of a gene, RBMXL2, … Continue reading

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New discovery shows how men may contribute to infertility

A new study at the University of Toledo shows that a father donates not one, but two centrioles through the sperm during fertilization, and the newly discovered sperm structure may contribute to infertility, miscarriages and birth defects. The centriole is … Continue reading

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Study: Men have limited awareness of their infertility

The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility. Canadian researchers found that men could only identify about 50% of the potential risks and medical conditions that … Continue reading

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New podcast: help for male infertility

Approximately 15 to 20 percent of married couples in the United States will experience some degree of infertility. Male infertility affects up to 40 percent of those couples, and an additional 20 percent of them have combined male-female factor infertility. … Continue reading

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A clue to the cause of male infertility

A new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility finds that male infertility as a result of poor semen quality may be associated with specific medical conditions, including hypertension, peripheral artery disease, cerebrovascular disease, non-ischemic heart disease and skin and … Continue reading

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Smoking may harm fertility—of your son

There is ample evidence that smoking in pregnancy can harm the child’s health in many ways. And a new way has just been added to the list. According to an animal study, smoking during pregnancy or breastfeeding could damage the … Continue reading

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A new treatment for male infertility?

Researchers have come up with a promising method of treating male infertility using a synthetic version of the sperm-originated protein known as PAWP, which is required to initiate the fertilization process. Based on these findings, the Canadian researchers think that physicians will … Continue reading

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A test for male infertility?

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco have been looking into the physiological and biochemical factors that differentiate fertile sperm from infertile sperm. And they may have found a clue that could lead to diagnostic testing and treatments for … Continue reading

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