News tagged with egg cell
A Washington State University researcher has found new evidence that the plastic additive BPA can disrupt women's reproductive systems, causing chromosome damage, miscarriages and birth defects.
Medical research Sep 24, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (9) | 2 |
For the first time, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have isolated egg-producing stem cells from the ovaries of reproductive age women and shown these cells can produce what appear to be normal egg cells or ...
Medical research Feb 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(AP) -- For the first time, scientists have found evidence of flu in bats, reporting a never-before-seen virus whose risk to humans is unclear.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1
The hormone oxytocin - often referred to as the "trust" hormone or "love hormone" for its role in stimulating emotional responses - plays an important role in Williams syndrome (WS), according to a study published June 12, ...
Neuroscience Jun 22, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A team of British and Dutch researchers working out of Princess Anne Hospital in the UK have found evidence to suggest that the reason some women experience multiple miscarriages is because ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Aug 28, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
For the first time, Wisconsin researchers have taken skin from patients and, using induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology, turned them into a laboratory model for an inherited type of macular degeneration.
Genetics Nov 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- Back in February, a team of researchers led by Jonathan Tilly published a paper in Nature Medicine describing new work that they said backed up research done in 2004 (resulting in a paper published in the ...
Medical research Jul 10, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Buttery shrimp. Fried eggs. Burgers and fries. New research suggests there may be a biological reason why fatty and cholesterol-rich foods are so appealing together.
Medical research Jun 22, 2012 | 3.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
A compelling new genetic study tracing the origins of immature egg cells, or 'oocytes', from the embryonic period throughout adulthood adds new information to a growing controversy. The notion of a "biological clock" in women ...
Genetics Jul 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A seemingly obscure gene in the female fruit fly that is only active in cells that will become eggs has led researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research to the discovery of a atypical protein ...
Cancer Mar 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated ...
Medical research Jul 20, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(AP) -- British scientists say a new expert body should be formed to regulate experiments mixing animal and human DNA to make sure no medical or ethical boundaries are crossed.
Other Jul 22, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A team of scientists from the University of Missouri created a genetically modified mouse that mimics key features of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, an inherited neuromuscular disease affecting approximately 150,000 people ...
Medical research Apr 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Veteran British scientist John Gurdon, who shared the Nobel Prize for medicine on Monday, is often described as the "godfather of cloning" for his work on stem cell research but was once told by his teacher not to pursue ...
Other Oct 08, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Parthenogenesis is a form of asexual reproduction during which unfertilized eggs begin to develop as if they had been fertilized. It occurs naturally in many plants and a few invertebrate (some bees, scorpions, parasitic ...
Medical research Feb 22, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
An ovum (plural ova, from the Latin word ovum meaning egg or egg cell) is a haploid female reproductive cell or gamete. Both animals and embryophytes have ova. The term ovule is used for the young ovum of an animal, as well as the plant structure that carries the female gametophyte and egg cell and develops into a seed after fertilization. In lower plants and algae, the ovum is also often called oosphere.
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