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Tackling Prostate Cancer With A New Dietary Supplement

... It is found only in men, and produces some of the seminal fluid, which protects and nourishes sperm cells. The prostate surrounds the upper part of the urethra, the tube that carries urine and semen out of the penis. Nerves located next to the prostate take part in causing an erection of the penis. When...

Nobel Prize for Medicine

...on. As a result of these findings Sulston made the seminal discovery that specific cells in the cell lineage ...obel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine have made seminal discoveries concerning the genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death. By est...

US Academy honors 15 for major contributions to science

... San Diego. Doolittle was chosen "for contributing seminal insights and methods for using computers as an aid to characterizing protein function, in comparing amino acid sequences, and for phylogenetic reconstructions." The award carries a medal and a prize of $ 25,000. Gibbs Brothers Medal, awarded every t...

Testtube Babies Born in Kenya

...d for fertilisation by removing inactive cells and seminal fluid and incubated with the egg for about 18 hours in a culture medium. Fertillized eggs are transferred to a growth medium for at least 48 hours until they reach the 6-8 cell blastocyst stage at least. The embryo or more often several embryos are t...

Researchers Find Molecular "Brake" to Cell Death

...tosis," he continues. Researchers agree that the seminal event that leads to initiation of apoptosis is the release of a key protein known as cytochrome c (CC) from a cell's mitochondria, the organelle's energy storehouse. These molecules then bind to another protein called Apaf-1 in the cell cytoplasm, an...

Patent for Seminal RNAi innovation Cleared in Australia

...ello, Fire, and others is widely recognized as the seminal intellectual property in the field of RNAi, and we are pleased that the process of granting a patent in Australia will now move forward. We look forward to companies in Australia licensing this intellectual property, and anticipate similar developmen...

See, men cause allergies in women after sex

...usually in the women who are hypersensitive to the seminal fluid causing intense itching burning and swelling...iscovered that 130 women actually were allergic to seminal fluid. It was also noted that women who have multiple sexual partners have an adverse reaction at ti...

Gender Of Children May Be Linked To Risk Of Prostate Cancer

...ate gland, found only in men producing some of the seminal fluid, which protects and nourishes sperm cells. The Israeli researchers studied 38,000 men, and compared history of 712 men diagnosed with prostate cancer with other men and found that overall, compared with men who had at least one son, those wit...

Erectile Dysfunction in Diabetes Due to Defect in the NO Mechanisms

...ysfunction, retrograde ejaculation and the loss of seminal emission have all been described by such patients. This study examined induced penile erection, yawning and stretch in diabetic rats. Male Sprague-Dawley rats treated with streptozotocin (STZ) to induce diabetes were used as they exhibit sexual and b...

Robotic Surgery May Improve Survival Rate For Prostate Cancer Patients

...rostate gland and surrounding tissue including the seminal vessels through several tiny incisions. We demonstrated a significant improvement in the positive surgical margin rate with the addition of robotics to an established LRP, said Costas Lallas, M.D., assistant professor of Urology, Jefferson Medical ...

Immune System Protein Could Be the Key Infertility

...creted by cells in the male testis and is found in seminal fluid. Past studies have found it plays a key role in sperm maturation. But MIF has also been linked to several autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, such as diabetes and sepsis, which is a systematic inflammatory response to infection. Unusually ...

Genetic Mutation That Makes Common Cancers Resistant to Drugs Identified

...s of human cancer tumours. "This discovery is a seminal finding in cancer biology that confirms AKT1 as an oncogene in breast, colorectal and ovarian cancer. The mutation alters the electrostatics of binding pocket in the pleckstrin homology domain, the portion of the enzyme that docks with phospholipids ...

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