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Scientists discover how to 3D print testicular cells

In a pair of world firsts, University of British Columbia scientists have 3D printed human testicular cells and identified promising early signs of sperm-producing capabilities. The researchers, led by UBC urology assistant professor Dr. Ryan Flannigan, hope the technique will … Continue reading

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Enzyme discovery may help treat male infertility

For the first time, researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have identified an ADP-ribosyltransferase enzyme that is active in the mitochondria (the organelle that generate most of the chemical energy needed to power biochemical reactions in cells). ADP-ribosyltransferases … Continue reading

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Breakthrough into the cause of male infertility

Scientists at Newcastle University, U.K., have identified a new genetic mechanism that can cause severe forms of male infertility. This breakthrough in understanding the underlying cause of male infertility offers hope of better treatment options for patients in the future. … Continue reading

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Gene crucial to sperm cell production discovered

Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital appear to have flipped another piece in the under-explored puzzle of male infertility. In findings published in Cell Reports, senior author Tony De Falco, Ph.D., sheds new light on how sperm production can go wrong when … Continue reading

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‘Major breakthrough’ in stem cell therapy for male infertility

With global rates of male infertility continuing to rise, a new study in stem cell research led by researchers at the University of Georgia provides hope for future clinical therapies. The study, which was published in Fertility and Sterility Science, is … Continue reading

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New study to look into male infertility

Male infertility is on the rise, with significant declines in sperm quantity and quality occurring across the human population worldwide in the past two decades. The reason for this is poorly understood, and scientists suspect spermatogenesis, the process of how … Continue reading

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Study links autoimmune disorder to male infertility

Investigators have found that the absence of autoimmune regulator (Aire) in mice results in fertility problems similar to those affecting men with autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I (APS-1). Aire-dependent central tolerance plays a critical role in maintaining male fertility by … Continue reading

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CNN asks: ‘Why aren’t we talking about male factor infertility?’

Chloe Melas is an entertainment reporter for CNN. After nearly two years of fertility treatments, she and husband Brian Mazza now have two sons, ages 21 months and 3 years. Melas was a recipient of RESOLVE’s 2020 Hope Award for … Continue reading

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New mechanism underlying male infertility

The sperm tail is essential for male fertility and thus for sexual reproduction. The tail, or flagellum, has to beat in a very precise and coordinated manner to allow progressive swimming of the sperm. Failure to do so can lead … Continue reading

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Delivering proteins to testes could treat male infertility

Problems with sperm development are often to blame for male infertility. Recently, researchers reported in ACS Nano a way to deliver a protein important for sperm cell production directly to mouse testicles, where it restored normal sperm development and allowed previously infertile … Continue reading

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