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Freezing Ovaries Preserves Fertility, Scientists Report

... that he and his colleagues had transplanted an ovary from one identical twin to her twin sister, ... the transplant, the twin with the transplanted ovary had become pregnant. But, Silber said, the ... them sterile, Silber said. "But if we take the ovary out, freeze it, save it and transplant it back ...

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

... age, and can that be reversed? How does the ovary choose an egg -- out of a stash of roughly one million -- to release for ovulation? And can the ovary be influenced to pick a "good" quality egg rather ... problems." The inner daily workings of the ovary largely remain a mystery waiting to be solved. ...

Recurrent low-grade carcinoma of the ovary less responsive to chemo than more common ovarian cancers

... for recurrent low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary seen at M. D. Anderson from 1990 through 2007 ... biology of low-grade serous carcinoma of the ovary or of the therapy regimen administered. However, ... grading system for serous carcinoma of the ovary (low and high), based on knowledge that this type ...

Ovary removal may increase lung cancer risk

... had stopped naturally, surgically (by hysterectomy with bilateral surgical ovary removal) or because of radiation or chemotherapy. Women who had at least one remaining ovary and who still had their menstrual periods at the time of ...

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

... chance for a day-five transfer is due to a higher incidence of polycystic ovary syndrome in women with a BMI of 30 or greater," says Dr. Sherbahn. "Women with polycystic ovary syndrome will often have irregular menstrual cycles and not ovulate and ...

Family Cocooning in the Face of Recession Leads to Expanded Business for Bay Area Fertility Doctor - Dr. Danielle Lane

... range of fertility issues, including recurrent miscarriage, polycystic ovary syndrome, male factor, endometriosis and age-related fertility. She has ... Lane has published writings on the diagnosis and treatment of polycystic ovary syndrome, uterine factor infertility, the surgical management of ...

Penn study examines power of exercise to prevent breast cancer

... breast cancer risk by 90 percent, while prophylactic oophorectomy, or ovary removal, halves their breast cancer risk and reduces their chances of ... to body image and sexuality and the early menopause that results from ovary removal brings a woman's childbearing years to an end. And the procedures ...

Inheritance of hormonal disorder marked by excessive insulin in daughters

... could be an early sign that girls whose mothers suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome -- or PCOS -- may also be susceptible to the disease, according ... compared to girls whose mothers do not have the disease. Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common hormonal disorder that affects women of reproductive ...

NIH grant to support Translational Research Center for PCOS

... Institute on Child Health & Human Development to examine polycystic ovary syndrome, a disorder of the endocrine system that affects as many as 5 million women. Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, causes hormonal imbalances leading to irregular ...

Study Spots Gene That Plays Role in Infertility

... for suppressing tumor growth -- apparently also keeps immature eggs in the ovary from ripening too quickly. When researchers deleted the PTEN gene in mice, ... of female fertility, it is also possible to culture a small slice of the ovary from an infertile woman, or a woman who will undergo chemo/radiation ...

Don't just save her life, save her fertility

... patients who are participants in the ovarian tissue program will have an ovary surgically removed before they begin treatment. Woodruff cryogenically ... be fertilized and implanted into the woman. The laparoscopic removal of an ovary does not require a significant delay in cancer treatment beyond one to two ...

Removing Ovaries Before Menopause Leads to Memory, Movement Troubles

... Parkinson's disease. Again, the younger the woman was when she had her ovary or ovaries removed, the greater the chance she would develop a movement ... window and a critical duration." More information Learn more about ovary removal from the Mayo Clinic . SOURCES: Farida ...

Many Opt for Surgery to Lower Breast, Ovarian Cancer Risk

... were much less likely to have a mastectomy but were more likely to have their ovaries removed," Evans said. Most women decided to have breast or ovary removal surgery within two years after their genetic test, but some took seven years to make the decision, according to the report published in the ...

New technique could sustain cancer patients' fertility

... human eggs to near maturity, in laboratory cultures maintained outside the body. The technique focuses on the follicle, a tiny sac within the ovary that contains the immature egg. The researchers were able to grow human follicles in the laboratory for 30 days, until the eggs they contained were ...

New technique could save cancer patients' fertility

... it is the first time scientists have been able to isolate and study a functioning individual human ovarian follicle. "Because you don't take an ovary out of young women, we've never before been able to look inside the follicle of the human and ask how does it work, how do hormones change, how does ...

Cancer survivors at greater risk of birth complications; special monitoring needed

... that ovarian reserve is smaller in adult survivors of childhood cancer than in age-matched controls." The ovarian reserve, or capacity of the ovary to provide eggs capable of fertilisation, is established in the foetus and decreases during a woman's reproductive lifetime. Women with a poor ...

Study finds reproductive health effects from low doses of bisphenol-A

... structures than normal. Corpora lutea appear after ovulation and are essential to fertility because they produce a hormone called progesterone. If an ovary does not produce enough progesterone, it is impossible for a female to sustain a pregnancy. The lack of corpora lutea likely indicate that the female ...

InVitria to Present at BIO 2009 International Convention in Atlanta

... Director of Cell Culture, Dr. Steve Pettit, will present the performance enhancing features of ZAP-CHO, a new media component for Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cell culture. Dr. Pettit will present the advantages of this new cell culture supplement at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, May 20 inside the BioProcess ...

ACLU Challenges Patents on Breast Cancer Genes

... is critical in helping these women decide on a plan of treatment or prevention, including increased surveillance or preventive mastectomies or ovary removal. However, the fact that Myriad can exclude others from providing this testing has several negative consequences for patients: many women ...

Image-guided treatment helping women with tubo-ovarian abscesses avoid unnecessary surgery

... included 54 TOAs in 46 patients. Results showed that "image guided TOA drainage avoided salpinto-oophorectomy (the surgical removal of a patient's ovary and fallopian tube) in 95% (20/21) of pelvic inflammatory disease cases and in 72% (39/54) of cases overall," according to Robin Levenson, MD, lead ...

Infertility Issues and No Insurance Do Not Necessarily Mean No Hope for Baby

... most effective laboratory techniques. Its renowned reproductive endocrinologists are experts in female and male disorders, including polycystic ovary syndrome, endometriosis, repeated pregnancy loss, menstrual disorders and azoospermia. The laboratory staff at GRS, specializing in in vitro ...

People With MS May Have Lower Cancer Risk

... people with MS has produced a hodgepodge of findings. The disease has been associated with a reduced risk for digestive, respiratory, prostate and ovary cancers, as well as non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but other studies have noted increased risks for urinary tract and nasopharyngeal cancers. To complicate ...

PGD Technology Offers More Than Designer Babies

... via conventional IVF techniques. For IVF, a woman is placed on fertility drugs to produce multiple eggs. When mature, the eggs are removed from the ovary with a needle, under anesthesia. The eggs are inseminated with sperm and the resulting embryos are cultured for several days in the IVF laboratory. ...

Preemie Delivery Tied to Later Heart Woes for Women

... And ovary removal is another reproductive factor linked to cardiovascular trouble, research shows,, FRIDAY, March 13 (HealthDay News) -- The things ...

Study sheds new light on link between obesity and infertility

... which detrimentally affects a person's general health," said Dr. Robker. "Our research shows that obesity similarly changes the environment in the ovary which bathes and nourishes a woman's developing eggs." ...

Women's Testosterone Patch May Not Work

... Bulletin . The drug Intrinsa was recently approved in the United Kingdom for treatment of women who've gone through menopause as the result of ovary and womb removal and who are receiving estrogen replacement therapy. There is some evidence that low levels of circulating testosterone may be linked ...

Pediatric Hodgkin's disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk

... greater the volume of tissue irradiated, the greater the cancer risk. But it is possible that radiation to the pelvis caused premature menopause or ovary failure, with an accompanying drop in the production of the hormone estrogen, a known risk factor for breast cancer. Factors other than radiation ...

Angiogenesis linked to poor survival in patients with rare type of ovarian cancer

... categorized by the type of cell where the malignancy begins. Sex cord-stromal ovarian tumors, which develop in the connective tissue that holds the ovary together, are typically diagnosed at an earlier stage. Researchers looked at 54 sex cord-stromal ovarian tumor samples, 28 from women with primary ...

Ovary Removal May Not Be Needed in Endometrial Cancer

... So should the person's genetic vulnerability: Women carrying the BRCA cancer gene, for instance, probably have increased survival after undergoing ovary removal, he said. "We need to individualize and discuss the risks and benefits," Fowler said. More information The U.S. National Cancer ...

New survey results show huge burden of diabetes

... have had diabetes that developed during pregnancy (gestational diabetes) or have given birth to a baby weighing more than 9 pounds have polycystic ovary syndrome, a metabolic disorder that affects the female reproductive system have acanthosis nigricans (dark, thickened skin around neck or armpits) ...

Ovary Removal Lowers Odds of Cancer in High-Risk Women

... because, he said, the surgery that's done now is more thorough than it was in years past. For women who are BRCA1 or BRCA2 carriers, preventive ovary removal is often recommended at age 35 or after completion of childbearing, Rebbeck said. Another way to reduce risk would be for a woman to go on ...

Novel prostate cancer vaccine taking aim at cancer cell 'sweet spot'

... to try to address vaccination on a large scale to prevent cancer." The same type of vaccine can potentially be used for breast, lung, liver, ovary and other carcinomas, Franco said. "If we can show that this system works in humans, we think that it can address a variety of tumors with the same ...

New Study Data: JANUVIA™ (sitagliptin) Significantly Reduced Blood Sugar Levels and Was Not Associated with Hypoglycemia in Elderly Patients with Type 2 Diabetes

... MRHD. Sitagliptin was not mutagenic or clastogenic with or without metabolic activation in the Ames bacterial mutagenicity assay, a Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) chromosome aberration assay, an in vitro cytogenetics assay in CHO, an in vitro rat hepatocyte DNA alkaline elution assay, and an in vivo ...

Ortho Biotech Announces NDA Submission for Trabectedin for the Treatment of Relapsed Ovarian Cancer

... forward to working with the FDA throughout the regulatory review process." Relapsed ovarian cancer refers to epithelial carcinoma of the ovary that recurs after treatment. According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), it is estimated that 21,650 women will be diagnosed with, and 15,520 ...

Some Pregnancy-Related Complications Minimized for Women Who Have Had Weight-Loss Surgery

... surgery. These results, along with reports of normalization of sex hormones and menstrual irregularities, as well as improvement in polycystic ovary syndrome -- a health problem that can affect a woman's ability to have children -- following surgery suggest that fertility may improve. These ...

Fertility experts present the latest research at reproductive medicine meeting

... speak on "Clinical Paradigms Gained From 10 Years of Experience." Dr. Rogerio A. Lobo is chairing a plenary session on infertility in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). He will speak on "Management of Infertility in PCOS." Successful Fertility Treatment for HIV Women. "A Systematic, ...

Melanin production discovered in fat tissue

... be the body's natural defense against obesity-related conditions such as type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, fatty liver disease, polycystic ovary syndrome and some cancers. "Stockpiling extra calories is difficult even for specialized fat cells; having too much lipid molecules takes its toll ...

Acupuncture may hold promise for women with hormone disorder

... she wasn't sure if she would ever have another baby. When she decided to enter a study testing the impact of acupuncture on women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) at the University of Virginia Health System, she came out with a miracle. "To our great surprise we were blessed with a third ...

Symptom screening plus a simple blood test improves early detection of ovarian cancer

... associate member of the Public Health Sciences Division at the Hutchinson Center. Cure rates for those diagnosed when the disease is confined to the ovary are approximately 70 percent to 90 percent. However, more than 70 percent of women with ovarian cancer are diagnosed with advanced-stage disease, ...

Diabetes Drug May Prevent Early Puberty in Young Girls

... a first menstrual period before age 12 has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer, and early puberty is a known risk factor for polycystic ovary syndrome, a common cause of infertility. The study included 38 girls who had not yet reached puberty but developed pubic hair before the age of 8, ...
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