Fertility News from ScienceDaily.com

  1. Chemicals found in a variety of routinely used consumer products may be contributing to the substantial drop in sperm counts and sperm quality among men in recent decades, a new study in mice suggests.
  2. Scientists are decoding the secrets of how ova grow and stay fertile. They found out who calls the shots when it is mealtime for the growing egg, how that cell-to-cell message is communicated and how the feeding tubes called filopodia themselves are generated. Their findings push the scope of our understanding of female fertility.
  3. Taking painkillers during pregnancy could affect the fertility of the unborn child in later life, research suggests. Scientists looked at the effects of paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen on samples of human fetal testes and ovaries. Their findings add to a growing body of evidence that the medicines should be used with caution during pregnancy.
  4. One of the most significant impairments of the quality of life after a chemotherapy is infertility. Researchers have now identified the mechanism of chemotherapy-induced infertility in females.
  5. In a study of men with testicular cancer, increasing tumor size relative to testis size was linked with a reduced ability to produce sperm.
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