New Tool Guides Doctors To Save Cancer Patients’ Fertility

The powerful chemotherapy and radiation used to save cancer patients’ lives can also destroy their fertility. Research in a new field called oncofertility has advanced the ability of doctors to preserve the reproductive health of women, men and children who are diagnosed with cancer. Yet, many oncologists aren’t familiar with these new strategies to help […]

Solutions Sought To Reproductive Problems Related To Chromosomal Variations

Approximately one in every 500 to 650 baby boys is born with an extra X chromosome, a variation in their genetic code that until a few years ago was thought to result in infertility in all cases. However, this is no longer the case. A recent conference hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and […]

Physician Scientists Seek Solutions To Reproductive Problems Related To Chromosomal Variations

Approximately one in every 500 to 650 baby boys is born with an extra X chromosome, a variation in their genetic code that until a few years ago was thought to result in infertility in all cases. However, this is no longer the case. A recent conference hosted by NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and […]

Obesity Reduces Chances Of Spontaneous Pregnancy In Women Who Are Subfertile But Ovulating Normally

A new study of obesity and the probability of pregnancy has shown that a woman’s chances of a spontaneous pregnancy steadily decrease the fatter she is. In the first prospective cohort study to examine the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and pregnancy chances in women who have no obvious reasons for infertility but who […]

Smoking May Affect Fertility Of Female Offspring

Smoking during pregnancy has many adverse effects on fetal development. A new study in mice by Andrea Jurisicova and colleagues at the University of Toronto, Canada, now adds the possibility that smoking before pregnancy or while breast-feeding might substantially decrease the fertility of female offspring to the long list of possible negative outcomes. The authors […]

Detailed Functional Studies On Androgen Receptor Mild Mutations Demonstrate Their Association With Male Infertility

Mutations in the androgen receptor (AR) gene can cause the androgen insensitivity syndrome (AIS). For complete and severe partial AIS well-characterized in vitro functional assays can be used for genotype-phenotype correlation, however for mild forms of AIS, as associated with male infertility, experimental evidence is scarce or lacking. In particular, optimal in vitro functional tests […]

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