Obstetrics & gynaecology

New study provides a detailed cell atlas of the fallopian tube

The fallopian tube is the site of fertilization, where once a month for the duration of a female's post-pubescent, pre-menopausal life, an egg is moved from the ovary, ready for fertilization by a sperm cell.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Endometriosis: It's not just painful periods

Chronic pelvic pain—typically during menstruation—is the most common indication of endometriosis, an incurable inflammatory condition that can cause infertility, an expert says.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Researchers evaluate safety of popular method of sterilization

When the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2002 approved hysteroscopic sterilization, a less invasive type of permanent contraception branded as Essure, it was considered a turning point in birth control. But then ...

Oncology & Cancer

Small device for earlier ovarian cancer detection

Biomedical engineering professor and BIO5 Institute Director Jennifer Barton has spent nearly a decade developing a falloposcope to detect ovarian cancer in its early stages. Banner—University Medical Center surgeon Dr. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Study shows how ovarian cancer starts in high-risk women

Stem cell scientists have revealed the origins of a common ovarian cancer by modeling fallopian tube tissues, allowing them to   characterize how a genetic mutation puts women at high risk for this cancer. The created ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer registry improves understanding of rare ovarian tumor

Ovarian granulosa cell tumors are a rare type of ovarian cancer that affect the ovaries and fallopian tubes, and can extend further into the pelvis and lymph nodes. Treatment typically follows the same guidelines as other ...

Medical research

Researcher solves longstanding fallopian tube transport debate

Wei Yan, MD, Ph.D., and his research group have solved a longstanding mystery and scientific debate about the mechanism underlying the gamete and embryo transport within the fallopian tube. Using a mouse model that lacked ...

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