Follistatin: a key player in embryo implantation
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Follistatin: a key player in embryo implantation

The complex process of embryo implantation in the uterus has raised interest among researchers in the field in part because it fails in about half of in vitro fertilization procedures. Looking to improve the success rate of assisted reproductive technologies, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine investigated in more detail the mechanism involved in successful … Continue reading

Changes in NLRP genes may be an answer to unexplained female infertility
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Changes in NLRP genes may be an answer to unexplained female infertility

Scientists estimate that as many as 15 percent of couples with infertility and 50 percent of women with recurrent pregnancy loss do not have a diagnosis for their condition. Some of these women may have recurrent loss of pregnancies with abnormally developing placentas, loss of the embryo before implantation, or, more rarely, having a baby … Continue reading

Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancer
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Mouse Gata2 gene can affect female fertility and uterine susceptibility to cancer

Determining the cause of infertility can be a complex matter. Infertility may be the result of a problem in one or several of the multiple steps involved in the process that leads to pregnancy. In the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 7.5 million women 15 to … Continue reading

Narrowing down genes involved in male fertility
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Narrowing down genes involved in male fertility

A couple’s fertility depends on both the female’s and male’s ability to reproduce, which relies on thousands of genes working properly. Around the world, infertility affects about 15 percent of couples and approximately 10 percent of men who are attempting to sire offspring. “Infertility is a serious condition and many of the genes responsible for … Continue reading