Male Infertility

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Scientists discover new gene for male infertility

Scientists discover new gene for male infertility

Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital identified a genetic abnormality in a patient they treated for fertility for two years. Some of his DNA was rearranged in a way typically thought not concerning in men
But the found the same abnormality in three others, and that the shift caused one gene to be over-expressed. They hope DNA tests will screen for this gene change to help.

ICSI no better than IVF for routine infertility cases

ICSI no better than IVF for routine infertility cases

Reporting from the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology’s 2019 annual meeting in Vienna

The increasingly popular technique ICSI has no advantages over IVF in treating cases not related to male infertility, according to a new study.
A second study suggests that ICSI may not even have benefits over IVF more generally, when it comes to the birth of babies resulting from treatment.

By Shaoni Bhattacharya

Sperm tail-tracking method could help fertility testing

Sperm tail-tracking method could help fertility testing

A new way of analysing sperm could lead to improvements in male fertility testing, according to the scientists who developed the method.

The technique measures the speed and action of the sperm flagellum, or tail, and provides vital information about whether the sperm is capable of reaching and fertilising an egg. The team at the University of Birmingham published the research in Human Reproduction.

10 June 2019, Appeared in BioNews 1001