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Latest Cryopreservation Stories

2012-01-26 12:15:52

For the first time in Germany, a woman has given birth to a child after removal and preservation of tissue from one of her ovaries. This course of action was necessary to avoid infertility owing to chemo- and radiotherapy. Andreas Müller and his colleagues report the case in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109[1-2]: 8-13). The majority of young female patients who need radio- or chemotherapy for treatment of a...

Stem Cells Could Help Save The Snow Leopard
2012-01-23 12:15:34

The survival of the endangered snow leopard is looking promising thanks to Monash University scientists who have, for the first time, produced embryonic stem-like cells from the tissue of an adult leopard. Never before have induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, which share many of the useful properties of embryonic stem cells, been generated from a member of the cat family. The breakthrough raises the possibility of cryopreservation of genetic material for future cloning and other assisted...

2011-10-13 15:00:00

If diagnosed with breast cancer, women should ask questions about fertility preservation methods such as egg freezing and embryo freezing. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 13, 2011 During October's is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, FertilityAuthority (http://www.fertilityauthority.com/), the leading web portal for fertility information, is highlighting awareness about fertility preservation options as a part of cancer treatment. The editors recommend five questions women who receive a diagnosis...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'