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New technique could sustain cancer patients' fertility

... egg. The researchers were able to grow human follicles in the laboratory for 30 days, until the eggs ... demonstrate that they can freeze and thaw human follicles before growing them in culture. "The new ... efforts by the research team, who grew mouse follicles in culture, induced the eggs they contained to ...

New technique could save cancer patients' fertility

... their ability to reproduce. The nearly mature follicles grown for 30 days in the laboratory had been ... a woman's body. "That's a good sign that these follicles are healthy. The actual egg also is growing to ... cancer after the tissue is implanted. However, if follicles could be removed from the tissue and grown in the ...

Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Body Mass Index Affects Her Success in Infertility Treatment

... and IVF cycle cancellation. " Antral follicles are tiny cystic structures in the ovaries -- ... research found that the average number of antral follicles and eggs retrieved was significantly higher in ... with a higher BMI had significantly more antral follicles and eggs retrieved and a higher likelihood of ...

Mouse Study Finds Molecule That Tells Hair to Grow

... a key signaling molecule that tells hair follicles to start the hair-growing cycle. "These are ... A series of complex molecular signals tell hair follicles to go through a cycle of follicle growing, hair ... with aging would be an obvious target. "The hair follicles are still there, but they get stuck in the cycle, ...

Stem cells from hair follicles may help 'grow' new blood vessels

... obtained from the most accessible source -- hair follicles -- is a real possibility, said Stelios T. ... other institutions previously had shown that hair follicles contain stem cells. In the current paper, the ... that stem cells isolated from sheep hair follicles contain the smooth muscle cells that grow new ...

Study Spots Gene That Plays Role in Infertility

... rise to an egg). Over time, the majority of follicles remain dormant, acting as holding pens for ... Menopause occurs when there are no more follicles and, therefore, no more oocytes left. The ... was not possible to use the sleeping primordial follicles for in vitro fertilization, as they are not able ...

Smoking Before, After Pregnancy Harms Daughters' Fertility

... offspring, they found about 70 percent fewer follicles available to produce eggs. "Mothers, mice in ... that the effects of PAHs on the number of follicles in female offspring were mediated through a ... The theory is that smoking could affect the follicles or the fallopian tubes," said Dr. Amos Grunebaum, ...

OHSU is part of national effort to preserve, restore fertility in women with cancer

... gain additional understanding about the growth of follicles in the ovaries and either to preserve or restart ... demonstrated that cancer therapies often destroy follicles in the ovaries, thereby reducing fertility. ... ovary tissue and, following thawing, to grow follicles in culture or to promote follicle growth after ...

New NeoGraft™ Device Improves Hair Transplants

... Unit Transplant or STRIP FUT). The targeted removal of individual hair follicles is known as "Follicular-Unit Extraction" or FUE, is a ... procedure that allows for the precise, artistic placement of new hair follicles to recreate a full and natural-looking hairline, while reducing recovery ...

New Hair Loss Treatment with BOTOX

... that baldness is not a medical disorder; it is a condition by which hair follicles under the scalp shrink to the point where they no longer generate ... injections appeared to improve the tissue environment surrounding the hair follicles by reducing scalp tension and improving blood flow. Dr. Ourian's ...

Your Chemist Shop Offers Patients a Revolutionary Alternative to Other Hair Loss Treatments for Both Men and Women

... topically. Pattern hair loss is a genetic condition where hair follicles are susceptible to a by product of testosterone called ... enzyme converts testosterone to DHT and is found in the hair follicles and on the scalp at high levels. Revivogen Scalp Therapy's natural ...

Topical treatment for cold sores achieves efficacy of oral drugs; represents paradigm shift

... of potential energy. The resulting nanodroplets easily penetrate hair follicles and skin pores to reach the site of infection without damaging skin or ... viral particle. "The ability of NB-001 to penetrate skin pores and hair follicles is essential to its activity in the dermis and epidermis, where it ...

New ovarian stimulation technique offers more cancer patients the chance to preserve their fertility

... end of the luteal phase (luteolysis) and promote the development of new follicles containing oocytes. The average time of ovarian stimulation was 10.3 ... in the mid-luteal phase, then it stopped within two days, enabling new follicles to start maturing. Dr von Wolff said: "We found that the ovarian ...

New photo 'op' for ovaries may solve some mysteries of infertility

... to the position where it can ovulate? Something controls or parcels those follicles over time so that you have enough from puberty until menopause." There ... leading cause of hormone-related infertility. In the syndrome, a woman's follicles do not function or ovulate normally. "We hope that we will soon be ...

Don't Let Hair Loss Tangle You Up: Dermatologists Can Identify Common Hair Disorders and Offer Solutions

... 5 percent solutions, minoxidil must be applied topically and works on hair follicles to reverse the shrinking process and stimulate new growth on the top of ... parts of the body. Specifically, the white blood cells attack the hair follicles and put them in a sleeping state, causing the hair to fall out. While it ...

Infection outbreaks on teeth can cause 'alopecia areata' or localized hair loss

... recurs once or more. According to professors at the UGR, the affected hair follicles are not totally destroyed. Therefore, hair can grow back, although ... inflames without cicatrisation. In alopecia areata, the affected hair follicles are mistakenly attacked by the immune system. Some of the factors that ...

JCI table of contents: Nov. 21, 2007

... female offspring had markedly reduced numbers of resting and early growing follicles cell clusters that each contain a single egg. Further analysis indicated that the effects of PAHs on the number of follicles in female offspring were mediated through the aryl hydrocarbon receptor ...

New discovery leaves blood-doping athletes scratching their heads

... ( www.fasebj.org ), researchers show that the estimated 100,000 hair follicles on each persons head have the potential to become erythropoietin (EPO) ... hope is that well be able to up the production of natural EPO in our hair follicles whenever we need it, safely and at a low cost, said Ralf Paus, senior ...

New discovery leaves blood-doping athletes scratching their heads

... ( www.fasebj.org ), researchers show that the estimated 100,000 hair follicles on each persons head have the potential to become erythropoietin (EPO) ... hope is that well be able to up the production of natural EPO in our hair follicles whenever we need it, safely and at a low cost, said Ralf Paus, senior ...

Don't just save her life, save her fertility

... to thaw the tissue when the woman is ready to have children and mature the follicles in a special gel made from brown algae that supports its three-dimensional ... two healthy, fertile generations of pups. Early work in using human follicles is ongoing, Woodruff noted. With the new consortium, women can now have ...

Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne

... the formation of acne lesions. For example, when androgens (the male hormones present in both men and women) over-stimulate the oil glands and hair follicles in the skin, hormonal acne flares can occur. "Women over the age of 20 may experience worsening of their acne or a change in the nature of ...

What Is Keratosis Pilaris (KP)?

... (KP) and the cause remains unknown, however it tends to run in families.(2) People with KP may experience flesh-colored or red bumps around hair follicles on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and cheeks, extremely dry skin and, in some cases, itching.(1,2) It is important to be aware that other medical ...

Video: What Are Those Little Red Bumps?

... Pilaris (KP) and the cause remains unknown, however it tends to run in families. People with KP may experience flesh-colored or red bumps around hair follicles on the upper arms, thighs, buttocks, and cheeks, extremely dry skin and, in some cases, itching.(1) It is important to be aware that other medical ...

Aderans Research BIO International Press Release

... the regeneration of hair," said Kurt Stenn, MD, Vice President and Chief Scientific Officer at ARI. "We're using the hair cells from hair follicles and researching methods to promote their growth in controlled laboratory environments. If successful, we'll then be able to recombine the cells and ...

EXT Life Sciences Announces New Biotech Treatment that Tackles Root Cause of Graying Hair

... published body of research validates the importance of maintaining the balance between catalase and the oxidants it neutralizes, not only in the follicles of graying hair, which is deemed the first visible sign of aging deterioration, but also in cells corrupted by diseases associated with the aging ...

SkinMedica(R) Launches NeoBenz(R) Micro Wash for Acne

... The active ingredient, benzoyl peroxide, is released gradually throughout the day to kill the P. acnes bacteria, reduce inflammation, open plugged follicles and slow formation of whiteheads, blackheads and inflamed pimples. The NeoBenz Micro family of products can also be used in combination ...

Schering-Plough Announces European Submission of Fertility Medicine Corifollitropin Alfa

... Corifollitropin alfa is being developed as a potential treatment in Controlled Ovarian Stimulation (COS) for the development of multiple follicles and pregnancy in women participating in an Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) program. Corifollitropin alfa is designed as a sustained follicle ...

Research Identifies Predictors for Successful IVF

... mood swings, irritability, and drowsiness). About MENOPUR MENOPUR administered subcutaneously is indicated for the development of multiple follicles and pregnancy in the ovulatory patients participating in an ART program. Only physicians thoroughly familiar with infertility treatment, including ...

New topical approach to treating nail fungus circumvents problems with current therapy

... mixed at high speeds to nanosize the particles and infuse them with high levels of potential energy. The resulting nanodroplets easily penetrate hair follicles and skin pores to reach the site of infection without damaging or irritating skin or mucous membranes. Upon contact with the pathogen, the highly ...

New hormone data can predict menopause within a year

... non-measurable level five years prior to the final menstrual period. This decline pinpoints a critical juncture in which a woman probably has so few follicles (eggs) that her fertility becomes increasingly questionable, Sowers said. They found that the changes in AMH and inhibin B concentrations were ...

Breakthrough Baldness Genetic Test

... placing significant emphasis on developing pioneering ways to counter hair loss, including a state-of-the-art test procedure whereby a patient's hair follicles are cloned. ### Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2008/10/prweb1477414.htm ...

Women's biological clock revealed: Hormone may predict age at menopause

... able to specify a womans reproductive age more accurately than chronological age alone. The levels of AMH in the blood reflect the number of small follicles present in a womans ovaries. This follicle stock enables reproduction by ensuring monthly ovulations. Depletion of the stock leads to menopause, ...

Protein that controls hair growth also keeps stem cells slumbering

... at Rockefeller and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. "In a sense, by blocking NFATc1 activity in our older mice, their hair follicles were brought back to what appeared to be a more youthful state." So far, these proliferating stem cells lacking NFATc1 have not led to increased ...

Getting to the Root of Caring for Your Hair at Any Age

... in the past." In Our 30s For women in their 30s, pregnancy is a common life event that can affect hair health. During pregnancy, all of the hair follicles on the scalp are usually signaled to grow -- resulting in luxurious, radiant-looking hair. However, in the six months following delivery, hair sheds. ...

Holy Grail Of Dermatologists On The Verge Of Discovery

... showed that mice were able to grow new hair follicles over skin newly formed , during wound healing. ... of opportunity for mammals to generate new hair follicles via wnt proteins. Wounding, they report, triggers new hair-producing follicles to form. This was a claim that was first made ...

It is Possible Reverse Hair Loss, US Scientists Say

... say it is possible to regenerate damaged hair follicles . And they have successfully created new hair ... each of which grows a single hair. These follicles are produced by the embryo in the first stages of ... and it was thought that no further replacement follicles could be produced during life. The ...

Coffee Could Help Cure Baldness

... the early stages of hair loss. He extracted hair follicles and placed them in test tubes with solutions ... percent. Other test tubes containing hair follicles mixed with testosterone showed that they grew at ... baldness. Most baldness is caused when hair follicles are exposed to too much DHT, the researchers ....

Discovery of A New Genetic Pathway Could Lead To Treatment Of Skin Problems And Cancer

... skin stem cells to change over from creating hair follicles to creating sebaceous glands. The results ... that serves as a barrier for the body, as well as follicles that produce hairs and sebaceous glands that ... cell differentiation program from forming hair follicles to sebaceous glands, causing the mice to exhibit ...

Baldness is ‘gene’ deep!

... fail to develop into other tissue, including hair follicles and to the scientists looking at male-pattern ... "Which cells are transformed into hair follicles is determined by three proteins that are produced ... are given a genetic instruction to become hair follicles send out signals to the nearby cells, inhibiting ...
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