male infertility

Hope floats for childless in city of lakes (Health Feature)


August 2nd, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Udaipur (Rajasthan), Aug 2 (IANS) As thousands of tourists arrive here this September, the start of the tourist season, so will Rajan and Parul. But this couple from Delhi will ... Read more...

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Household chemicals ‘causing cancer, reducing fertility’


May 11th, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 11 (IANS) Chemicals found in household products may be contributing to rising incidence of cancer, reduced fertility and obesity, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has warned.EEA warned that ... Read more...

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Gel soon to perk up male fertility


April 15th, 2012 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 15 (IANS) Scientists have discovered chemical compounds that boost the swimming ability of sperm cells, opening the way for a new gel to help couples conceive naturally. Male ... Read more...

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Scientists succeed in growing sperm in lab dish


January 3rd, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 3 (IANS) For the first time in the world, researchers have grown mouse sperm from a few cells in a lab potentially paving the way for infertile men ... Read more...

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Over a million men are sterile in China


November 8th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Nov 8 (IANS) More than a million men in China are infertile and an official said that symptoms of male menopause which appear in men above 60 can now ... Read more...

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Paper money contaminated with bisphenol A


August 11th, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 11 (IANS) Currency notes may be contaminated with the toxic substance bisphenol A (BPA), known to cause male infertility.Kurunthachalam Kannan and Chunyang Liao from the Wadsworth Centre, New ... Read more...

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Sperm coat protein may be key to male infertility: Study


July 21st, 2011 - 5:32 am ICT by IANS
New York, July 21 (IANS) The loss of a protein that coats sperm cells may explain a significant proportion of infertility in men worldwide, according to a new study.The research ... Read more...

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Cell phones can reduce fertility by 30 percent: Survey


June 20th, 2011 - 10:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) Cell phones, even when not in use, can reduce fertility in males by as much as 30 percent, a recent study has revealed.The latest warning ... Read more...

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Soon, birth control pill for men sans steroids


June 5th, 2011 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 5 (IANS) Researchers are developing what may be the first oral contraceptive for men without any side effects as it does not contain steroids.Columbia University Medical Centre researchers ... Read more...

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Lab grown sperm may help in male infertility


March 29th, 2011 - 7:41 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Mar 29 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Japanese scientists have successfully created a sperm in the lab using mouse tissue. The study is considered a breakthrough that could one day make male infertility a ... Read more...

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Test-tube sperm promises cure to male infertility


March 25th, 2011 - 3:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 25 (IANS) Scientists have succeeded in growing sperm in test tube for the first time, potentially opening the way to curing male infertility, and young boys undergoing chemotherapy ... Read more...

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Hope for infertile men as scientists grow test-tube sperm


March 24th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 24 (ANI): Japanese scientists have accomplished a feat thought to be impossible - for the first time, they have produced fertile mammalian sperm in a test tube.The technique holds significant ... Read more...

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Laptop Usage Leading To Male Infertility


November 9th, 2010 - 6:57 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Nov 9, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The news that using laptops for prolonged hours and keeping it on the lap can make men infertile is nothing new. After using for a period ... Read more...

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Scientists discover male infertility gene


October 1st, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 1 (ANI): Scientists from the Pasteur Institute in France and University College London have discovered the gene that causes infertility in men.Mutations of the NR5A1 gene were found in a ... Read more...

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US warns India about dietary supplements with steroids


July 19th, 2010 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The US food and drug regulatory organisation has warned India about the possibility of some products containing steroids entering the Indian markets as dietary supplements, a health ... Read more...

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Human sperm gene unaltered for 600 million years


July 16th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 16 (IANS) The "Boule" gene, responsible for sperm production from insects to mammals including man, has remained unaltered for 600 million years that it has been in existence. "This is the ... Read more...

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Human sperm gene is 600 million years old


July 16th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): Mammals' ability to produce sperm is very ancient, probably originating as early as 600 million years ago, according to new evidence found by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg ... Read more...

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SpermCheck technology to let men test sperm count from home


June 19th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): Men could soon be able to test their sperm count from the comfort and privacy of their homes, all thanks to a new technology from the University of ... Read more...

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Sperm identification could improve male fertility


May 29th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 29 (IANS) Researchers have discovered a method to select sperm with the highest DNA integrity that is likely to improve male fertility. The method is comparable to that of the ... Read more...

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Test to identify ‘best’ sperm developed


May 29th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A method to select sperm with the highest DNA integrity in a bid to improve male fertility has been created by Yale researchers.The method is comparable to that ... Read more...

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Fatty fish may help treat male infertility


April 13th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): Besides keeping the heart healthy, omega-3 fatty acids may also have implications for treating male infertility, say researchers.Fatty fish are a very good source of omega-3 fatty acids."In ... Read more...

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Overuse of extreme form of IVF may pass infertility to next generation


February 23rd, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 23 (ANI): A doctor, who pioneered an extreme form of IVF that forces individual sperm into eggs, has warned that if the technique is overused, it may pass on infertility ... Read more...

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Chinese scientists discover male infertility gene


February 1st, 2010 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 1 (ANI): Researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University's School of Medicine have identified a male infertility gene.The discovery of the gene involved with sperm development could lead to new ... Read more...

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Coming soon, ‘the Pill’ for men


December 1st, 2009 - 11:18 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 1 (ANI): Manipulating testicular hormone levels can turn male fertility on and off, giving way to a new strategy for developing 'the pill' for men, say researchers.According to a research ... Read more...

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Gene linked to male infertility identified


September 16th, 2009 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Scientists from Virginia Commonwealth University have identified a gene that may contribute to male infertility.The research team hopes that the new findings would lead to new approaches to ... Read more...

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Lock and key mechanism behind human fertility revealed


August 4th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 4 (ANI): Researchers at Leeds and Bradford have discovered a unique 'DNA signature' in human sperm, which may act as a key that unlocks an egg's fertility and triggers new ... Read more...

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Scientist uncover the secret life of sperm


August 2nd, 2009 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Discovering a lock-and-key mechanism between sperm and egg cells, scientists may have moved a step further towards sparing infertile couples the pain, anguish and expense of fruitless IVF ... Read more...

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Are artificial human sperm actually identical to natural kind?


July 9th, 2009 - 11:30 am ICT by ANI
London, July 9 (ANI): Scientists are calling for more tests to ensure that artificial sperm created by some British researchers are identical to their natural counterpart, saying that further proof may make ... Read more...

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Pollution cause of male infertility in Kolkata


April 16th, 2009 - 11:05 pm ICT by ANI
By Ajitha MenonKolkata, April 16 (ANI): A joint study conducted by Cleveland Clinic, Calcutta University and AMRI Medical Centre has revealed that in Kolkata about 40-50 per cent of the infertility cases ... Read more...

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IVF baby girl born from 21-year old frozen sperm


April 13th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Fertility specialists heralded the birth of a baby girl who was conceived through in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) at their lab with sperm frozen 21 years ago, a world record. Chris ... Read more...

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Genetic aberration could aid male contraceptive development


April 10th, 2009 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 10 (IANS) A genetic aberration that seems to prevent some males from fathering kids could be instrumental in developing a male contraceptive. Although female oral contraceptives developed over 40 years ago ... Read more...

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Small RNAs have critical roles sperm formation


April 10th, 2009 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 10 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Nevada School of Medicine claim that they have gained fresh insights into the reproductive workings of the male sex chromosome, which may have ... Read more...

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Gene discovery may pave way for male contraceptive


April 3rd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 3 (ANI): Scientists are concentrating on a newly discovered genetic abnormality, which appears to prevent some men from conceiving children, in order to develop a male contraceptive.While female oral ... Read more...

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Research links polluted water to erosion of male virility


January 19th, 2009 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 19 (IANS) A group of testosterone blocking chemicals is finding its way into rivers that can erode virility and feminise males.New research has linked water pollution to the rising incidence ... Read more...

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Sperm proteins may harbour male infertility cure


October 9th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 9 (ANI): Researchers at San Francisco State University have suggested that studying proteins found in sperm are central to understanding male infertility and could be used to determine new ... Read more...

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