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Strange Sex Life of Mole-rats may Provide Clues About Human Infertility

...ion of certain fertility hormones (luteinizing and follicle stimulating hormones). In the non-breeding females this has the effect of suppressing the ovulatory cycle, while in the non-breeding males it causes lower testosterone concentrations, and lower numbers of sperm. In most non-breeding males, sperm th...

Holy Grail Of Dermatologists On The Verge Of Discovery

...entors on a patent application related to new hair follicle creation, notes the University of Pennsylvania, which owns that patent. Cotsarelis also co-founded and has ties to a start-up company called Follica, which licensed the patent. This is an extremely exciting discovery and shows promise for treatm...

It is Possible Reverse Hair Loss, US Scientists Say

...s previously known. "It was long thought that hair follicle development, under physiological conditions, was l...wound-healing environment, the highly complex hair follicle can be created anew from apparently unremarkable cells of the healing epidermis and its underlying d...

Fertility Test at Home Possible With a New Kit

... a home pregnancy test, that measures the level of follicle stimulating hormone on the third day of the menstrual cycle. An abnormally high level is an indicator that the ovarian reserve, indicating egg quality, is low. The result is available in 30 minutes. The tests are not definitive and do not substitut...

Research Shows How Women Deal With the Stress When Trying for a Baby!

... an easy-to-use one step urine test which measures follicle stimulating hormone (FSH) a measure of ovarian reserve. If ovarian reserve is outside the normally expected level a womans ability to conceive may be decreased. The results are available in 30 minutes which means that you dont have to wait days or we...

World Largest Hair Congress Convene in Vancouver

...l alopecia, a rare disorder that destroys the hair follicle and replaces it with scar tissue, and alopecia areata, an autoimmune skin disease resulting in hair loss, to more common disorders such as male pattern hair loss and women who have too much hair. Session topics include chemotherapy-induced hair loss,...

Cheaper and Quicker Alternative to Ovarian Reserve Tests

...ginal sonography (ultrasound). Kwee compared the follicle count with ovarian volume with the results from ov...ve endocrine tests. It was seen that the antral follicle count was an effective predictor of the number of eggs the patient would ultimately produce when her...

Follicle Count Test as Good as Hormone Tests in Predicting Ovarian Response

...ginal sonography (ultrasound). Kwee compared the follicle count with ovarian volume with the results from ovarian reserve endocrine tests. The antral follicle count was an effective predictor of the number of eggs the patient would ultimately produce when her...

Cloning From Mice Hair Follicle Stem Cell

...can happen by using the nuclei of adult mouse hair follicle stem cells. Mice can be cloned from hybrid cells w... higher than their female counterparts. These hair follicle stem cells were more capable than the differentiated cells but not as good as embryonic cells. Ste...

Male Contraceptive Drug - Non Hormonal Alternative

... own in high doses. By binding it with a synthetic follicle stimulating hormone( FSH), which attaches itself only to the Sertoli cell, scientists could use much lower doses. The results of a study in rats showed that sperm production decreased , resulting in complete infertility. The rats started producing no...

Now a Robot to Treat Baldness

... that will help treat baldness by growing new hair follicle cells//. The company has successfully tested the treatment in removing hair follicles from the back of the neck, multiplying them and then re-implanting the cells, reported the online edition of BBC News. It initially tested the treatment on seven...

Taller Women More Likely to Have Twins

...It increases the sensitivity of the ovaries to the follicle stimulating hormone, thereby increasing ovulation. Previous studies have demonstrated that people who are short have significantly lower levels of IGF. Source-IANS...

Baldness is ‘gene’ deep!

...derstanding the molecular processes at work during follicle development could provide clues as to why follicles shrink and hair growth diminishes in certain men as they get older," Headon said. GAY...

Feedback Loop Governing Ovarian Development Unraveled

...rows," she says. In the human ovary for example, a follicle ripens every month. Without the somatic cells of the ovary, the egg on its own would not ripen. The eggs need this environment for their development, she says. In every organism, both egg and sperm cells cannot develop unless they are embedded in a...

'Blimp1' Gene Linked To Oily Skin

...aper, had been interested in Blimp1’s role in hair follicle development, and had engineered mice that were missing the Blimp1 gene in their skin. "When the mice were born, they formed normal hair follicles, which was quite disappointing," says Horsley. "But when they were around one month of age I noticed tha...

Varied Applications of Adult Stem Cells to Treat Host of Disorders in Human

...viously thought, so we decided to look in the hair follicle bulge, a niche for these cells." Xu and colleagues report their findings in the latest issue of the American Journal of Pathology. Hair follicles are well known to be a source for adult stem cells. Using human embryonic stem cell culture conditions...

How Does Leptin Work?

...to inadequate secretion of leutenizing hormone and follicle stimulating hormone by the pituitary gland--which in turn is caused by the near-disappearance of Leptin from the bloodstream. A recent study showed that low doses of Leptin can restore the menstrual cycle in such women. Using their STAT3-blocking t...

A three-dimensional Culture System ensures Female Fertility

...ro and helped maintain a normal connection between follicle and egg leading to birth of a live mice. The res...alled alginate maintain normal connections between follicle and egg, resulting in the development of eggs, which can be fertilized and ultimately lead to health...

Scientists Discover Secret Of Curly Hair

... the researchers were quoted as saying. "A curly follicle makes curly hair," Bernard concluded. The findin...r depends on the gradual disappearance in the hair follicle of the melanocytes, the pigment cells that give hair its colour. Edited (ANI) ...

Stem Cells From Hair Follicle To Repair Nerve Damage

... in mice by using tissues differentiated from hair follicle stem cells, and hope to treat patients with an injured nervous system with their own hair follicle in future.// The results of the new research suggest hair follicle stem cells can promote nervous a...

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