Archive for Male Reproduction



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Mitochondrial DNA in sperm linked to fertility and pregnancy probability – ESHRE

A cohort study in non-IVF couples trying to get pregnant has found that sperm mitochondrial DNA copy number may be useful as a biomarker of male reproductive health and the likelihood of pregnancy, even in the general population.

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New Research from Reproductive Medicine Associates Demonstrates Commitment to Science, Success, and Support of Hopeful Infertility Patients Trying to…

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., Oct. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey (RMA New Jersey), world-renowned leaders in the field of infertility treatment and research, will present over 30 clinical abstracts at the ASRM 2020 meeting including data from the PROV-ET Trial which investigated the predictive value of an aneuploid diagnosis with PGT-A and the impact of trophectoderm biopsy, a finalist for the 2020 ASRM Prize Paper Award

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Combination of Pesticide Exposure, Limited Food Lead to Wild Bee Declines – Beyond Pesticides

(Beyond Pesticides, October 20, 2020) The additive stress of pesticide exposure and food scarcity leads to significant declines in wild pollinator populations, according to research published by scientists at University of California, Davis.

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Vitamin C linked to virility, better overall health in men – Chicago Daily Herald

Male fertility rates in the United States have been steadily decreasing over the past decade. Over 70 million couples worldwide complain of infertility with low sperm count accounting for more than 50% of the causes of infertility. Obesity, smoking, high blood pressure, diabetes and chronic stress all contribute to this decline.

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Armed and dangerous, ‘murder lorises’ use their venom against each other – Mongabay.com

Videos and images of slow lorises being tickled have gone viral: their large eyes peering out, tiny arms raised overhead. But, as it turns out, the loris isnt tickled to be there. It wants to kill

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How Saidiya Hartman Retells the History of Black Life – The New Yorker

On a clear night earlier this year, the writer and scholar Saidiya Hartman was fidgeting in a cab on the way to MOMA PS1, the contemporary-art center in Queens. The museum was holding an event to celebrate Hartmans latest book, Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments, an account, set in New York and Philadelphia at the turn of the twentieth century, that blends history and fiction to chronicle the sexual and gender rebellions of young Black women. Several artists planned to present work that illustrated Hartmans influence on them

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Thirty books to help us understand the world in 2020 – The Guardian

Michael E Mann on the environment A distinguished climatologist and geophysicist, Michael Mann is director of the Earth System Science Center at Pennsylvania State University. He is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed and edited publications tagias well as four books, including 2012s The Hockey Stick and the Climate Wars and his forthcoming The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet, due out in January 2021 (Public Affairs Books). For Small Creatures Such as WeSasha Sagan (Murdoch Books, 2019) Carl Sagan was arguably the greatest science communicator of our time.

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Only two northern white rhinos remain, and they’re both female here’s how we could make more – The Conversation UK

There were fewer than 100 southern white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum simum) a century ago. Today, there are over 20,000.

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Reproduction by Ian Williams review fallout of an unlikely affair – The Guardian

For decades novelists have mined the rich dramatic potential of pioneering black-and-white relationships, scarred by the collective memory of slavery, which normalised the subjugation of black women by white men. This brutal history lies just beneath the surface of Reproduction, Ian Williamss captivating novel, which won last years Giller prize in Canada.

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The Tanishq ad: What fears abound the patriarchal mind – Deccan Herald

The recent Tanishq advertisement showing a Muslim mother-in-law performing a South Indian ceremony for pregnant daughters-in law (calledSeemantham/Srimanthamperformed in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu) evoked controversy, with some people accusing Tanishq of promoting love jihad through the ad. Tanishq, a Tata Group company, retracted its advertisement, stating that itsEkatvamcampaign was meant to celebrate the coming together of people and the beauty of oneness.

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Only two northern white rhinos remain. And they’re both female. – Livescience.com

There were fewer than 100 southern white rhinoceroses (Ceratotherium simum simum) a century ago.

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A tiny particle collider yields new evidence for a type of ‘quasiparticles’ called anyons – Massive Science

The president has had a life-threatening, infectious disease for over a week, and he and his doctors havent been very transparent about the timeline and course of his affliction. In lieu of detailed disclosures, reporters have to piece together his condition based on the treatments hes been receiving. Trump was started off on an experimental therapeutic an antibody cocktail and then advanced to another remdesivir

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Literature forms the spine of the country’s cultural memory – The Globe and Mail

We can learn so much about a countrys history and character through its literature.

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Working-class ants take the reins when the Indian jumping ant queen dies – Massive Science

Its this time of the year when those of us in northern temperate zones are spectators of a fascinating natural phenomenon the appearance of autumn leaf colors. The leaves start to change colors as they age, or senesce

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A Historical Overview of Abortion in Western Civilization – The Corsair

For centuries, abortions have been a taboo subject among people worldwide. Many people have an opinion on abortions, whether they support it or not

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Pesticides and Food Scarcity Dramatically Reduce Wild Bee Population – UC Davis

The loss of flowering plants and the widespread use of pesticides could be a double punch to wild bee populations. In a new study, researchers at the University of California, Davis, found that the combined threats reduced blue orchard bee reproduction by 57 percent and resulted in fewer female offspring. The study was published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

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Women who suffer miscarriage react differently to the smell of men – Leicestershire Live

The smell of a man has been linked to women who suffer multiple miscarriages, new research shows. Women who suffer an unexplained miscarriage have brains that react differently to a man's body odour

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The mole genome reveals regulatory rearrangements associated with adaptive intersexuality – Science Magazine

Intersexuality in female moles Female moles are intersexual and develop masculinizing ovotestes, a distinctive trait among mammals. Real et al.

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Scientists unravel the mystery behind new plant species found in the Swiss Alps, which only took 150 years to – Business Insider India

Named Cardamine inseuta, was first spotted in 1972 in the Urnerboden region after the land in the area went from being a forest to a grassland.

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Comment on Female toads engaging in adaptive hybridization prefer high-quality heterospecifics as mates – Science Magazine

Abstract Chen and Pfennig (Reports, 20 March 2020, p. 1377) analyze the fitness consequences of hybridization in toads but do not account for differences in survival among progeny.

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Senior Lecturer in Experimental Reproductive Biology and Medicine | – Nature.com

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Mountain Lion Abnormalities Signal 99.7% Chance of Extinction in Next 50 Years – Malibu Times

Earlier this month, researchers in the Santa Monica Mountains discovered telltale signs of impending extinction among three male mountain lions, according to a statement released by the National Park Service on Sept. 9

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Louis Vuittons Nicolas Ghesquire on Business After Pandemic and Fashion Week – Vanity Fair

The modern fashion show is a paean to exquisite beauty and breathtaking excess. In 2012, Louis Vuittons former creative director Marc Jacobs paid homage to the juggernaut of luxury travel by creating a life-size steam engine that chugged into the Louvres Cour Carre; for his final show in 2013, Jacobs paid homage to himself with a kaleidoscope of self-referential symbols: a train station clock, elevators, an explosion of black-feathered cabaret showgirls.

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Parental Instinct Is Present in Both Male and Female Mice According to study – Gilmore Health News

The 2021 Breakthrough Prize was rewarded to French-American researcher Catherine Dulac for her work on parental instinct. Mice On Thursday, September 10, Catherine Dulac received the Breakthrough Award, an award created in 2012 by the heads of Silicon Valley, for her work on parental instinct in mice. Her study, which began in 2002, showed that the care for offspring is dictated by hormones

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SC agrees to hear plea against use of artificial reproduction technique on animals – The Tribune India

New Delhi, September 18 The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea which has sought declaring as cruel and illegal the use of artificial reproduction technique (ART) performed on animals without any proven bio-medical need. A Bench headed by Chief Justice SA Bobde issued notices to the Centre and others, including Animal Welfare Board of India and National Biodiversity Authority, seeking their responses on the plea against cruelty meted out to animals during the ART claiming it is unconstitutional. Issue notice, the bench, also comprising Justices A S Bopanna and V Ramasubramanian, said.

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