News tagged with human embryos
(Medical Xpress)—The human face is a fantastically intricate thing. The billions of people on the planet have faces that are individually recognizable because each has subtle differences in its folds and ...
Genetics Oct 22, 2012 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- A new study published in Nature reports that scientists have been able to grow working pituitary glands from embryonic stem cells from mice. When these were transplanted into mice with defects in the pi ...
Medical research Nov 10, 2011 | 5 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue. This advancement could be important in treating heart attack patients or in serving as a platform for ...
Medical research May 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists have identified molecular signals that control whether embryos are accepted by the womb, and that appear to function abnormally in women who have suffered repeated miscarriages.
Medical research Jan 03, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have identified the key gene in ensuring that our immune defences develop infection-fighting cells. No cells of the adaptive immune system ...
Immunology Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have devised a two-part approach to identify developing human embryos most likely to result in successful pregnancies. The technique could transform the ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Dec 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
An elegant new study confirms that the most commonly used method of screening for embryo abnormalities following in vitro fertilization (IVF) does accurately predict the success of embryo transplantation for younger women, ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology Nov 07, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Research in reprogrammed cells, which on Monday earned the 2012 Nobel Prize, has been hailed as a new dawn for regenerative medicine but remains troubled by several clouds. ...
Medical research Oct 08, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (4) | 0
Adding a missing protein to infertile human sperm can 'kick-start' its ability to fertilise an egg and dramatically increase the chances of a successful pregnancy, a team of Cardiff University scientists have uncovered.
Medical research Sep 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for the breast cancer genes BRCA1/2 is now feasible and established, with good success rates for those treated, according to investigators from the reproduction, oncology and genetics ...
Cancer Jul 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Performance anxiety? Not for this human sperm.
Medical research Dec 29, 2011 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 2
The first-ever trial using human embryonic stem cells to treat paralysis has been halted due to high costs and the company will focus instead on new cancer treatments, Geron said Tuesday.
Medical research Nov 15, 2011 | 2.5 / 5 (4) | 2
Ever since scientists started talking about the potential of embryonic stem cells, curing Type 1 diabetes has been a dear dream.
Medical research Nov 11, 2011 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0
Before New York Yankees pitcher Bartolo Colon pulled his hamstring while running from the mound to first base on June 11, fans would have been forgiven for thinking he had chugged from the Fountain of Youth.
Health Jul 13, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
Over the past two decades, the frozen preservation of embryos has become routine practice in IVF. What currently happens to embryos next is controlled by overlapping and complicated rules that confuse and ...
Obstetrics & gynaecology May 13, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
An embryo (irregularly from Greek: ἔμβρυον, plural ἔμβρυα, lit. "that which grows," from en- "in" + bryein "to swell, be full"; the proper Latinate form would be embryum) is a multicellular diploid eukaryote in its earliest stage of development, from the time of first cell division until birth, hatching, or germination. In humans, it is called an embryo until about eight weeks after fertilization (i.e. ten weeks LMP), and from then it is instead called a fetus.
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