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A new growth factor identified

...s resulting in infertility, such as the polycystic ovary syndrome and an inhibitor of EG-VEGF may have therapeutic value in this condition. He also added that the discovery also raises the possibility that other growth factors exist that act on specific tissues, such as the heart or lung or skeletal muscl...

Test tube babies, 25 years later

...pian tubes, through which the egg travels from the ovary to the uterus. "It's hard to look back and remember how surprising and shocking that was -- that human beings can actually be made outside the body," said Arthur Caplan, a bioethicist . At first the general medical community was a little unsure and ...

Thawed Ovarian Transplant

.... Specialists say they removed and froze the left ovary of a woman who was about to undergo treatment for ...ater, they transplanted six strips from the frozen ovary back to the remaining ovary and eight weeks later, tests showed the ovary was beginning to function ...

Improving Fertility In Patients With Cervical Cancer

...searchers.// In the procedure, surgeons removed an ovary and transplanted it into the upper arm to preserve hormonal function in women undergoing treatment for cervical cancer. Researchers say the new technique does not require developing a donor site with an implant over several months Instead it uses a...

Effect of estrogen on behavior difference between sexes

... reach puberty. This is because only a fully-grown ovary can secrete estrogen and this does not happen before puberty. A neonatal male is exposed to the steroid estradiol, which is released from the tests and is a form of the estrogen. Estradiol attaches to the estrogen receptor ERb and this together regu...

Genes from saliva may predict oral and breast cancer

... that are difficult to identify like cancer of the ovary or pancreas....

Asthma linked to irregular menstruation

...regular menstruation is often caused by polycystic ovary syndrome, severe stress, serious disease, anorexia nervosa, and drug addiction. Researchers have followed up the health records of 8588 women for 8 years to understand the possible link between asthma and irregular periods. The results of the resear...

Women with borderline ovarian tumors can still preserve their fertility

... their ability to have a child by getting only one ovary removed. Borderline ovarian tumors are a kind of epithelial ovarian tumors. These tumors have less chance of spreading as a malignant condition. These do respond to treatment by surgeries, but till date there had been no medical procedures that have...

Low-Dose Oral Contraceptives May Increase Risk For Heart Attack Or Stroke

...creased risk for such events because of polycystic ovary syndrome, or metabolic disorder, according to John...ber of women with metabolic syndrome or polycystic ovary syndrome already are at increased risk for heart attack, and a majority of women with PCOS are treat...

Knowledge Of Infertility Gets New Inputs

...ys an important role in moving the egg outside the ovary to be fertilized. If women are lacking in this particular gene, which is found otherwise throughout in the female reproductive tissues, women may not respond to drugs or any other treatment to increase fertility in them Drawing parallel from the mic...

New Discovery May Help Treat Infertility

...eceptor plays a role in moving the egg outside the ovary so it can be fertilized. They also say that if the results from the recent study on animals are found to be applicable to humans, a simple blood test will be able to provide enough information to determine if a genetic mutation may be altering the f...

Polycystic Ovary In Women May Raise Liver Disease

Women who suffer from polycystic ovary syndrome have a heightened chance of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Two out of three women with Polycystic// Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) suffer from non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a new study that described this relati...

Cryopreservation of Ovaries for Cancer patients undergoing treatment

... successfully tested in sheep’s in which the right ovary of the sheep was removed from eight sheep’s and we...nce imaging (MRI) scan showed that the reimplanted ovary in one sheep was producing egg follicles. Dr Arav said that the ovary was still functioning normally...

Women With High Oestrogen Levels Have Prettier Faces

...n is a natural female sex hormone, secreted by the ovary and is necessary for normal development of breast, female genital tract and secondary sexual characteristics. It is also required for the maintenance of pregnancy. // A recent research conducted has revealed that the hormone is very vital to the phys...

Lack Of Estrogen In Brain Tissue Of Women Can Lead To Alzheimer's

...t role in the disease process, mice that underwent ovary removal was examined for the development of estrogen deficient brain disease. As anticipated, only mice with deficient levels of estrogen in the brain developed the disease. The above finding perhaps serves to explain the failure of development of ...

Ovary removal to lead to Dementia

Researchers have concluded that women, undergoing ovary removal may face a risk of dementia, which is a di...nd matched them with the women who did not undergo ovary removal, reported health portal WebMD. Rocca's team determined whether the women developed dementi...

Sperm Cells attracted By Ovary Scent, Even in Weakened State

...ents. //Sperm cells were bang on target, even when ovary extracts were extremely diluted. "Sperm are known to exhibit chemotaxis toward extracts from various female reproductive organs, but the role of chemotaxis in reproduction is not known," said IUB Associate Professor of Chemistry Stephen C. Jacobson...

Undetected Cases Of Diabetes Boom In The US

...y 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) * have a history of disease of the blood vessels to the heart, brain, or legs * have had IFG...

Analysis: Bowel Diseases Triples Infertility Risks In Women

...opian tubes, which transport ripened eggs from the ovary to the womb, the authors suggest that such extensive surgery may scar or block these tubes. Source: Newswise...

A three-dimensional Culture System ensures Female Fertility

...rvation of fertility.’ The technology mimics the ovary and its environment. Follicles (each follicle has one egg) from mice were grown in vitro until fully matured by providing the follicles and eggs with the necessary hormones for development while maintaining their normal architecture. The eggs were th...

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