What are 3D-Printed Ovaries and How Could they Help Females?

What are 3D-Printed Ovaries and How Could they Help Females?

08:11 24th July 2017 | Bioprosthetic Ovaries

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A three-dimensional object is the result of additive processes. Essentially, successive layers of material are laid down (3D-printed) until the object has been completed.

Recently, Northwestern University researchers used 3D-printing to create pieces of bioprosthetic ovaries for mice. The goal was to boost hormone production and restore fertility – and it worked. The ‘design’ or ‘skeleton of a regular ovary was referenced in the creat...

Boy or Girl: Who Determines the Sex of a Baby?

Boy or Girl: Who Determines the Sex of a Baby?

08:37 3rd February 2017 | Sex Determination

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Once a couple finds out they are pregnant, it is only natural for them to be curious if they will have a boy or a girl. This blog post will explain the biological process that determines the sex of the baby.

Basic Introduction on Sex Determination

Humans have one pair of sex chromosomes. Women have two “X” chromosomes, while men have an “X” and a “Y”. The presence or absence of the “Y” chromosome is what determines the sex of a ba...

Follicle-stimulating hormone and infertility

Follicle-stimulating hormone and infertility

22:16 10th March 2016 | Fertility Evaluation

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When investigating infertility, one of the first objectives is to determine whether the patient can conceive naturally or not. The basic tests to determine this ability to conceive naturally include a pelvic scan to check the uterus, cervix, ovaries and vagina, and blood tests to check the levels of the follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) and Luteinezing hormone (LH). http://www.thebridgeclinic.com/Treatments/FertilitySure

FSH is one o...

What is endometriosis and how can IVF help?

What is endometriosis and how can IVF help?

10:16 29th February 2016 | Endometiosis & Infertility

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Endometriosis is a painful, chronic disease that affects 15% of all women of reproductive age and this percentage is reflected in Nigeria. It occurs when tissue, similar to the lining of the uterus (endometrium), is found in organs outside the uterus. These organs may include the ovaries, the fallopian tubes, the ligaments that support the uterus, the bladder, the bowel, the vagina and the vulva. The misplaced tissue can develop into le...

In-Vitro Fertilisation – An Overview

10:44 22nd May 2014 | In-Vitro Fertilisation

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In-vitro fertlisation (IVF) means fertilisation “in glass” or outside the body. Typically the woman is given drugs to stimulate her ovaries to produce a lot of eggs, more than she ordinarily would in her natural cycle, which are collected by ultrasound guidance and fertilized with the man’s sperms outside the body. This process may be simple (conventional IVF) or require additional micromanipulation and injection of the sperm directly i...

Natural Conception and Causes of Infertility

Natural Conception and Causes of Infertility

04:52 14th May 2013 | Unexplained Infertility

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Before a couple can achieve conception naturally, they must have intercourse and during this process, the man ejaculates, that is, releases his sperm into the woman’s vagina. The sperms swim through the neck of womb (the cervix) into the uterus and down the fallopian tubes where, hopefully, the sperms will meet an egg that has been released from the women’s ovaries if intercourse coincides with ovulation. Fertilization may occur with a ...

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