Fertility News
January 28, 2020

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Diet Has Rapid Effects on Sperm Quality

Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a new study in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study gives new insight into the ... read more

A Simpler Way to Choose the Sex of Offspring by Separating X and Y Sperm

A simple, reversible chemical treatment can segregate X-bearing sperm from Y-bearing sperm, allowing dramatic alteration of the normal 50/50 male/female offspring ratio, according to a new study. The ... read more

Genome Research Shows That the Body Controls the Integrity of Heritable Genomes

Scientists have presented new findings that challenge established concepts of genetic inheritance. They have demonstrated that somatic cells of the ... read more

Frozen Sperm Retains Its Viability in Outer Space Conditions

Those who see the 'colonization' of space as an answer to the Earth's ever threatened resources will be reassured to learn that human sperm retains its complete viability within the different ... read more
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Teens With Obesity and PCOS Have More 'Unhealthy' Bacteria

Teens with obesity and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) have more 'unhealthy' gut bacteria suggesting the microbiome may play a role in the disorder, according to new ... read more

First Genomic Study of Puberty Yields Insights Into Development and Cancer

In the first-ever genome-scale analysis of the puberty process in humans, researchers outline distinct and critical changes to stem cells in males during ... read more

Zinc, Folic Acid Supplements Fail to Enhance Male Fertility

Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts, and sperm potency. According to the ... read more

Researchers Uncover Genetic Mystery of Infertility in Fruit Flies

Researchers have discovered a novel parasitic gene in fruit flies that is responsible for destroying the eggs in the ovaries of their ... read more

A Potential New Way to Diagnose Male Infertility and Pharmaceutical Treatment Options

New research has discovered infertile men have identifiable patterns of epigenetic molecules or biomarkers attached to their sperm DNA that aren't present in fertile men. The scientists also ... read more

Chromosomal Abnormalities Uncovered in Many Couples Struggling With Recurrent Miscarriage

A new study uses a special genetic sequencing technique known as low-pass genome sequencing (GS) to look for chromosomal abnormalities in couples with RM. Low-pass GS revealed additional chromosomal ... read more

No Defects Found in Reproductive Ability of Male Mice Returning from Short Stay in Space

Male mice raised in space using specially developed cages were returned safely to Earth. The sperm production/fertilizing ability of the mice were normal and the reproduction ability of the offspring ... read more

Choosing the Best Embryos

Struggling with infertility? You are not alone. Infertility affects one out of every six Canadian couples. Some resort to in vitro fertilization, with mixed results. In a new study, researchers ... read more

How the Mouse X and Y Chromosomes Compete With Each Other to Control Offspring

New research presents the first demonstration of a specific difference in sperm function associated with sex ratio ... read more

Genes Linked to Sex Ratio and Male Fertility in Mice

Researchers find genes that help maintain the 50-50 balance between male and female offspring in mice -- and that have major implications for male ... read more

Dietary Supplement from Tomatoes Discovered to Boost Sperm Quality

Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new ... read more

Molecular Mechanisms Behind Women's Biological Clock

Throughout life, women's fertility curve goes up and down, and researchers have now shown why. The results might have impact on fertility counseling and in the longer term for treatment of ... read more

Chlamydia in Testicular Tissue Linked to Male Infertility

The potential impact of undiagnosed sexually transmitted chlamydia infection on men's fertility has been highlighted in a study, which for the first time found chlamydia in the testicular tissue ... read more

Yale Study Examines Shifts in Fertility Rates Among Generation X Women

A new study examines shifts in fertility behaviors among Generation X women in the United States -- those born between 1965-1982 -- compared to their Baby Boomer counterparts, and explores whether ... read more

Treatment for 'Low T' Could Someday Come from a Single Skin Cell

Researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement ... read more

Fathering Children by Assisted Reproduction Linked to Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer

Men who became fathers through assisted reproduction techniques seem to be at higher risk for prostate cancer and early onset prostate cancer compared with men achieving fatherhood ... read more

OB-GYNs Hesitate to Talk About Fertility

A new study shows many OB-GYNs are uncomfortable counseling their patients on fertility at a time when more women are delaying pregnancy and needing their doctors to be more vigilant about this ... read more

Vaping May Harm Fertility in Young Women

E-cigarette usage may impair fertility and pregnancy outcomes, according to a mouse study published in the Journal of the Endocrine ... read more

Assisted Reproduction Technology Leaves Its Mark on Genes Temporarily

Any effect that assisted reproduction technology has on babies' genes is largely corrected by adulthood, new research has ... read more

New Computational Method Could Advance Precision Medicine

Scientists have devised a new computational method that reveals genetic patterns in the massive jumble of individual cells in the body. The discovery will be useful in discerning patterns of gene ... read more

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