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Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...t 30, who had been diagnosed by ultrasound to have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), a fertility-threatening hormonal disorder that affects around 10 percent of all women of child-bearing years. A total of 296 eggs were collected from the patients, of which 290 were immature, ESHRE said in a press release. ...

First Baby Born from Eggs Matured and Frozen in the Lab

.... The baby's mother has a medical condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, where ovaries can get over-stimulated if she is given hormone injections that are routinely used by fertility doctors to obtain mature eggs. Researchers led by Hananel Holzer isolated unmatured egg cells from the woman's ovaries ...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

... Lee who was infertile after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome as a teenager was told it was too dangerous for her to continue with conventional IVF. But another tried a low-dose treatment on her and within three months of starting treatment she became pregnant. "I cried my eyes out when the nu...

Genetic Cause of Inherited Eye Diseases Identified

...diseases, including inherited retinal diseases and polycystic kidney disease. Cilia diseases can also affect multiple organ systems in such disorders as Bardet-Biedl Syndrome, which causes kidney disease, obesity, polydactyly, diabetes, and retinal degeneration; Senior-Loken Syndrome, which causes kidney dise...

New Agent to Fight Genetic Disorders Found

...: Huntington’s disease, familial high cholesterol, polycystic kidney disease, some instances of glaucoma and colorectal cancer, and neurofibromatosis, among others. "Zorro-LNA is a new substance that targets DNA and turns off genes," said co-author Edvard Smith of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden. "It has t...

Chinese Medicinal Compound Stops Formation of Cysts in Polycystic Kidney

...n of kidney-destroying// cysts in a mouse model of polycystic kidney disease. This ability holds out hope for wh...study, with mice bred to have a disease like human polycystic kidney disease, used triptolide with a less toxic concentration than that used in cancer chemotherap...

World Kidney Day – Caring for the Kidney

...s to the urinary tract, or familial disorders like polycystic kidney disease. Statistics reveal that one out of every ten individual suffers from some form of kidney disease. Here, kidney function maybe impaired and can present as an elevated level of creatinine in the blood and excretion of protein in t...

Triptolide: A Potential Drug for Polycystic Kidney Disease

A treatment for polycystic kidney disease(PKD), a leading cause of fatal kidney failure worldwide, has been identified by a research// team led by Yale biochemist Craig Crews, according to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Over 12 million peopl...

Condition That Causes Irregular Periods Can Lead to Fertility Problems

...But a condition that can cause irregular periods – polycystic ovary syndrome, or// PCOS – can present women with...OS. Lebovic also notes that not all instances of polycystic ovaries are classified as PCOS. Nearly a third of women have polycystic ovaries, but a smaller numbe...

Excessive Male Hormones can Cause Bulimia in Women

...ve facial hair, and more chances of suffering from polycystic ovarian disease. It is described as a compulsive eating disorder .It is conventionally regarded to be caused due to psychological causes. It is usually treated by implementing cognitive behavioral therapy. Menstrual disturbances are often associated ...

Child Obesity and Diabetes - A Major Problem in India

...age girls are already suffering from diseases like polycystic ovarian syndrome, which is a condition that occurs in overweight females and disrupts menstruation, and other children have hypertension.” Director of the Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases at Fortis hospital, New Delhi; Anoop Misra said, “India’s ec...

Obese Women Have Reduced Risk of Developing Breast Cancer Before Menopause

...ar or long menstrual cycles and the development of polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that occurs when the o...s, infertility due to ovulatory disorder, probable polycystic ovary syndrome and use of oral contraceptives did not even slightly attenuate the association with B...

Prestigious Wilson Award Goes To Yale Cell Biologist Joel Rosenbaum

... one of the most prevalent of human diseases, PKD, polycystic kidney disease, forms of which can affect as many ...h was defective in the then-current mouse model of polycystic kidney disease (PKD). The relationship between an IFT particle gene that would block flagella assem...

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome More Prevalent in Overweight Women

... appear five times as likely as lean women to have polycystic ovary syndrome, a condition that decreases fertili...ition to its implications for reproductive health, polycystic ovary syndrome is also associated with sleep apnea, poor quality of life and an increased risk for d...

Hormones and the Skin: the Role Hormones Play as We Age

...d androgen production common in conditions such as polycystic ovaries and adrenal hyperplasia,” said Dr. Jaliman. “In addition, women with hormonal acne also may experience irregular menstrual cycles, obesity, infertility or diabetes. It’s vitally important for these women to consult with their physician, as a ...

Study Says Chest Pain Toll in Women is More than Physical

...were more often obese and with prior hysterectomy, polycystic ovary syndrome and a positive stress test. When the researchers extrapolated lifetime costs from the five-year data, they took age into consideration. For example, for younger women, total cost was related to greater life expectancy and drug treatmen...

John Hopkins Develops An Online Tool To Help In Research Of Certain Rare Diseases

...is a broad spectrum of human disorders - including polycystic kidney disease and left-right axis defects, for example - that share similar clinical problems and cilia malfunctions,' says Katsanis. Cilia are organelles whose main function was once thought confined to helping one-celled organisms propels themse...

A Balancing Act: Hormones and the Skin

...a woman has hirsutism, acne and irregular periods, polycystic ovary syndrome is a condition that is often considered. This condition can be treated initially with oral contraceptives, but also with other oral medications, such as spironolactone and other anti-androgen medications. A blood test at a physician’s ...

Undetected Cases Of Diabetes Boom In The US

...th 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) * have a history of disease of the blood vessels to the heart, brain, or legs * have h...

Consultant Bungles A Kidney Surgery

...hat she had made it clear that it was the enlarged polycystic one that was to be removed. The mistake was notice... it was while also telling him that it was the big polycystic kidney that should come out. Dr Blanchard has admitted to removing the wrong kidney but denies mis...

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