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Smoking fathers pass on damaged genes to kids


June 25th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
London, June 25 (IANS) British researchers have found the men quite fond of smoking actually go on to pass damaged DNA to their children as fathers while raising risk of ... Read more...

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First sperm are now being grown in lab


March 28th, 2011 - 9:48 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Tokyo, Mar 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) For the first time in the history of mankind, scientists have successfully created fully functional sperms in the lab. Scientists are very excited about the breakthrough because ... Read more...

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Exposure to plastics chemical BPA may harm sperm quality


August 4th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 3 (ANI): Researchers have found that urinary concentrations of chemical Bisphenol A, or BPA, may cause decreased sperm quality and sperm concentration.According to critics, BPA mimics the body's own hormones ... Read more...

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Dads of test-tube babies may pass on infertility to sons


February 7th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 7 (ANI): Fathers of test-tube babies may be passing on their infertility to their sons, scientists have discovered.In a new Anglo-German study, which compared 211 six-year-olds conceived through ICSI (intracytoplasmic ... Read more...

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Sperm’s swimming secrets revealed


February 5th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): In a breakthrough study, scientists from University of California, San Francisco, have identified a mechanism that prompts the male sperm to start swimming to reach and fertilize egg.The ... 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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Genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in bud


August 27th, 2009 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 27 (IANS) Researchers believe they have developed one of the first forms of genetic therapy to nip inherited diseases in the bud. Specifically, the therapy would counteract diseases inherited by ... Read more...

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Gene breakthrough could banish inherited diseases


August 27th, 2009 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University's Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) have developed a new technique that could banish a host of crippling inherited diseases forever.The ... 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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New insights into cancer progression


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A University of Leicester researcher has made some significant advancements on the causes of cancer, which can lead to improved and effective therapies.Professor Andrew Fry, of the Department ... 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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Study sheds light on egg cells’ unique ability to ensure that sperm don’t get too old


March 26th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): While it is thought that men remain fertile throughout life as compared to women, Swedish researchers have now shown that a fertilising sperm can get help from the ... Read more...

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‘Raman spectroscopy’ can to pick healthiest sperm for improved IVF treatment


February 26th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): In a bid to revolutionise in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment, Brit scientists have developed a new technology, called Raman spectroscopy, to find sperm with healthy, intact DNA for ... Read more...

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Biologists discover gene that helps in plants double fertilization process


October 23rd, 2008 - 12:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): Biologists have discovered a gene that has a critical role in the double fertilization process in plants.Scientists already knew that flowering plants, unlike animals require not ... Read more...

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New method could cut down DNA analysis in rape cases from 24hrs to 45min


May 4th, 2008 - 12:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 4 (ANI): A University of Virginia forensic chemist has developed a method for handling rape evidence that reduces part of the DNA analysis time from 24 hours to as ... Read more...

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Artificial human sperm could make men redundant: experts


April 7th, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
DPA Hamburg (Germany), April 7 (DPA) Artificial human sperm could come to the aid of infertile men, according to a team of German scientists who have used lab-grown sperm to inseminate female mice. ... Read more...

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