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L1 retrotransposons, sperm cells, Birth Defects, Genetic Mutations, piRNA pathway, Dna Methylation, Histone Modification

Understanding Mutations in Sperm Cells Can Help Prevent Birth Defects

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Researchers are investigating mobile DNA segments, known as L1 insertions, in sperm cells with the long-term goal of preventing birth defects by treating at-risk individuals, prior to conceiving a child.

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embryo implantation, Embryology, Embryologist, IVF, In Vitro Fertilization, Embryo, embryo freezing, Fertility, Infertility, Infertility Treatments

What Is an Embryologist?

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If you or a loved one is having difficulty conceiving, you may have researched in vitro fertilization options. A key member of an IVF patient’s clinical team is her embryologist.

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Stem Cell, Infertility, amniotic sac, Cell Biology

Amniotic Sac in a Dish: Stem Cells Form Structures That Could Aid Understanding of Infertility & More

The first few weeks after sperm meets egg still hold many mysteries. Among them: what causes the process to fail, leading to many cases of infertility. But scientists haven’t had a good way to explore the biology behind this phenomenon. Now, a new achievement using human stem cells could give researchers a chance to see what they couldn’t before, while avoiding ethical issues associated with studying actual embryos.

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Can a Zika Outbreak Be Sustained Sexually? It’s Complicated

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Unlike other mosquito-borne outbreaks, Zika doubles as a sexually transmitted infection, with men retaining the virus 10 times longer in their semen than women do in their vaginal fluids. According to research initiated at the Santa Fe Institute, populations least likely to get tested for Zika could create a silent, sustained outbreak.

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Age of First Exposure to Pornography Shapes Men’s Attitudes Toward Women

Young exposure associated with need for power over women, older with promiscuity, study says

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Psychology, Sexual Behavior, Sex, Sexuality, Gender, Attraction, Human Behavior, Wellesley, angela bahns, University of Kansas, love, Dating, Friendship, platonic, Friend, mate, body

When Sizing Up Potential Friends and Mates, the Eyes of Men and Women Move Differently

New Research from Wellesley College and the University of Kansas Shows People Observe the Body Differently When Assessing Friends vs. Mates

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Body Image, Dieting, Eating Disorders, Depression, Anxiety, Tania Reynolds, Andrea Meltzer, Florida State University, Department of Psychology, Spouses, Romantic Partners

Researchers Discover an Ugly Truth About Attractiveness

New research from Florida State University finds the attractiveness of a romantic partner can influence a person's desire to diet and seek a slim body, though that motivation contrasts sharply between men and women.

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Synthetic DNA-Based Zika Vaccine Protects Against Damage to Testes in Preclinical Models

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While the Zika virus is primarily transmitted by mosquitoes, research has shown that the disease can affect semen and sperm and can therefore be spread through sexual intercourse.

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Study Finds ‘Sexism’ in Sexual Assault Research, but This Time Men Are the Target

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Sexism is alive and well, but this time men are the target. A new study debunks a long-standing theory that sexual assault isn’t as emotionally traumatizing for men as it is for women and that it doesn’t result in similar emotional impacts, especially depression. Men make up about 38 percent of sexual assault and rape incidents reported, and those in the military are particularly vulnerable and more unlikely to report an assault.

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On-Site Ecstasy Pill-Testing Services May Reduce User Risks at Concerts and Raves

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Johns Hopkins scientists report that data collected over five years by volunteers who tested pills free of charge at music festivals and raves across the United States suggest that at least some recreational users of illegal drugs may choose not to take them if tests show the pills are adulterated or fake.







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