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  1. Looks May Not Be Everything, but for Sperm They Do Matter

    Nov. 7, 2001 -- When it comes to human coupling, good looks rule. All else being equal, attractive people often have a big advantage in finding mates. Now it seems that for men, appearance may be critical at a cellular level as well. New research suggests that having good-looking sperm is the most i

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  2. Discovery Could Lead to Fertility Treatment or Contraception

    Oct. 10, 2001 -- Scientists have found a protein in sperm that controls its ability to fertilize an egg -- a discovery that could lead to treatments for infertility and even contraception. Researchers are constantly looking for new ways to promote fertility in couples that are having trouble conceiv

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  3. Preserving Fertility

    Sept. 13, 2001 -- When actress Jane Seymour gave birth to twins five years ago at age 45, the news shocked many, but these days it seems there is an endless parade of fortysomething celebrities having babies. Actress Susan Sarandon had her third child at 45; actress Mimi Rogers, also 45, is expectin

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  4. Fertile -- or Futile?

    -->Sept. 10, 2001 -- The public health campaign could hardly be more modest in scope, with ads limited to city buses in New York, Seattle, and suburban Chicago. Yet weeks before they even ran, the ads sparked a Newsweek cover story and a national debate. Their incendiary message: Women who put off p

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  5. Woman's Right to Block Use of Frozen Embryos OK'd by Court

    Aug. 15, 2001 (Washington) -- Frozen early embryos, whether viewed as human life or a crucial research tool for possibly life-saving stem cell research, were at the center of President Bush's decision last week to fund limited stem cell studies. And this week, these "excess" embryos are back in the

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  6. Baby Dolly? Cloning Offered to Infertile Couples

    Aug. 7, 2001 (Washington) -- With national concern rising over potential human cloning efforts, three investigators pursuing this controversial research pressed their case today before a special panel of scientists. The science group, convened by the National Academy of Sciences, is meeting as it pr

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  7. FDA to Regulate Certain Fertility Clinic Techniques

    July 13, 2001 (Washington) -- The FDA announced this week it will begin regulating some of the more cutting-edge procedures at fertility clinics, but the fertility clinics claim this will stifle innovation and that the agency has no statutory authority over the procedures.   Fertility clinics have b

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  8. Helping Infertile Women Be Biological Mothers

    July 3, 2001 -- When a woman cannot produce a viable egg, she is, by definition, infertile. Now, however, a New York fertility researcher says his team may have discovered a way to supply infertile women with viable eggs that contain the woman's own genetic material. As women age their eggs become l

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  9. Keeping Pace With Infertility

    June 28, 2001 -- Some infertile couples who chose sperm injection into the egg to help them conceive may get the same results with the more conventional approach of mixing sperm and egg in laboratory dishes. Sperm injection, known by the acronym ICSI (pronounced ick-see), has been in use since the e

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  10. Can Vitamin C or E Help Male Infertility?

    June 22, 2001 -- For some men suffering from infertility, making babies may be as simple as taking vitamin C or E. New research published in Cleveland Clinic's Urology News shows that abnormal amounts of free radicals, naturally occurring but sometimes dangerous molecules that can damage cells, may

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