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Male infertility in relation to pesticide

...seen. "Our results suggests toxicants act on the testes and post-testicular sites, including the accessory sex glands," said study author Dr Luc Multigner, from France's Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale. The findings are released today in the journal Human Reproduction. Environme...

Male contraceptive in trial

...ital in UK says the technique works by putting the testes to rest, while ensuring the male libido and male characteristics remain intact.// Professor Chater says he is confident the injections will not impair long-term fertility.Trial participants will receive the injections for up to 18 months, with the t...

A new contraceptive

...Futhermore, the only place it turned up within the testes was in sperm. And within sperm, it is found only in the principal piece of the tail." It is also specific to mature sperm and does not appear to be expressed in sperm precursor cells, or in immature sperm.The very specific role of the protein means t...

Carboplatin Drug Is More Effective Than Radiation Therapy For Testicular Cancer

...o less than this level. This is the reason why the testes are located outside the body. For more information more: http://www.medindia.net/patients/ paediatrics/Undescended.asp Know about male reproductive system and testis: The male reproductive system of a man consists of a pair of testes, ducts, ac...

Limiting sperm motility for contraception

...tion channel of sperm” - was expressed only in the testes and not in any other tissue.To begin to define the role of CatSper in sperm function, the researchers knocked out the gene in mice. They found that, although the mice were normal in every other respect, and that female mice were fertile, the male mi...

Chocolate lovers rejoice: it is good for the heart!

...without effect. They further added that many more testes were needed. The tests were carried out with 40 grams of bitter chocolate...

Sex Determination Gene Blamed For High Incidence Of Parkinson’s In Me

...men. // The SRY protein, required for formation of testes is also produced by Parkinson's affected areas in the brain, report researchers from Prince Henry's Institute and University of California. The SRY gene was discovered in 1990 and is present only in the male. The gene is transmitted from father to ...

Human Testicular Cells Would Help In Stem Cell Research

... the procedure of isolation of the cells from mice testes and was of great usefulness. The researchers belie...ould also be extracted from humans. Cells in the testes like embryonic stem cells have the ability to generate numerous different tissue types. The research...

German Scientists Create Stem Cells From Mouse Testes

...es. If the presence of such starter cells in the testes of men is established, it could even pave way for growing new tissues and organs from the derived cells, and transplanting the tissues into patients with organ failure. Most importantly, the study provides valuable clues, highlighting that every ma...

Pluripotent ESC, To Serve As an Effective Therapy for Many Diseases

..., worked with immature cells (germ cells) found in testes and ovaries. Germ cells isolated from adult human ...of stem cells and Silva's team took cells from the testes of men aged 26 to 50 years old. They said that their main aim is to re-program them thereby they can...

Prostate Cancer Treatment Increases Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

... production. This is done either by removal of the testes (bilateral orchiectomy), or more commonly, by regular injections of a gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) agonist drug. GnRH agonists are the main therapy for metastatic prostate cancer and may also improve survival for some men with locally-advanc...

Mobile use increases risk of infertility in men

...ctromagnetic fields can damage Leydig cells in the testes and mobiles are also known to cause a heating effect on tissue that might be hazardous to sperm. Both phenomena occur over short distances, so holding a phone at a distance from the crotch while speaking should not be dangerous. " GYT...

Exposure To Dioxins Affects Male Reproductive System

...chidism (undescended testes, a condition where the testes are not in their normal location in the scrotum) and hypospadias (abnormality of the urethra). The reason for this increase is not known, but it is thought that these disorders might be caused by environmental chemicals that are estrogenic and have...

Increase Testosterone Levels To Slow Down Alzheimer’

...e progress of the disease. Researchers removed the testes of young adult male mice and over several months, treated some with a testosterone hormone and others with a placebo. After the treatment period, memory-related behavior and measures of Alzheimer-like pathology were measured in the different groups...

Treating Male Infertility With Stem Cells

... tracked in recipient mice, were injected into the testes of infertile mice, in which infertility was induce...onor GFP-expressing cells took up residence in the testes and survived within the recipient mice for the entire 12-week study period. The donor stem cells dis...

Sun Bathing Reduces Sperm Count

... susceptible to any changes in temperature. The testes physically hang outside the body to keep them cool... He said experiments had found that exposing the testes to heat over long periods resulted in a decreased sperm count. However, other experts shed uncert...

Stem Cell Answer to Infertility in Five Years, Says Scientist

...re sperm and implant them into the infertile males testes is no more than five years away....

Infertility is Seen in Men With SLE

...However, no studies have been conducted to date on testes function and its relevance to sperm abnormalities in male SLE patients. In addition, the study identified intravenous treatment with the immunosuppressant cyclophosphamide (IV CYC) as the major factor in permanent damage to the testes. Led by Polya...

Immune System Protein Could Be the Key Infertility

...development of sperm. Sperm cells develop in the testes and undergo a series of changes until they are mature and viable. They begin life as round cells and as they mature they elongate and develop a tail. Defects at any stage of this process can prevent the cells from maturing and lead to male infert...

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