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Researchers find a potential new way to diagnose and treat male infertility

It can take a year or longer of trial and error for a doctor to determine if a man is infertile. But new research by Michael Skinner, a Washington State University reproductive biologist, could change that. Skinner and an international … Continue reading

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NY Times: ‘Male infertility—what to know and how to cope’

“Infertility is largely thought of as a woman’s issue, but male infertility can affect at least one-third of couples who are struggling to conceive,” The New York Times reported recently. An article in their Parenting section states, “As with female … Continue reading

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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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