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2011-05-31 06:43:54

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb, according to a new study. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, was quoted as saying. Human eggs are microscopically small, but need to travel to a...

2011-05-26 13:42:29

Caffeine reduces muscle activity in the Fallopian tubes that carry eggs from a woman's ovaries to her womb. "Our experiments were conducted in mice, but this finding goes a long way towards explaining why drinking caffeinated drinks can reduce a woman's chance of becoming pregnant," says Professor Sean Ward from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno, USA. Ward's study is published today in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Human eggs are microscopically small, but need to...

2011-04-11 21:50:38

New study contradicts prior research suggesting hormonal status affects voice In recent years several studies have suggested that women's voices change at different times over the menstrual cycle, with the tone rising as ovulation approaches. Now a study conducted by researchers at the West Texas A&M University in which women's voices were subjected to computerized acoustical analysis contradicts those findings. After assessing 175 samples provided by 35 study participants at various...

2011-03-23 14:00:00

ORANGE CITY, Iowa, March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ron Van Beek, president and CEO of Van Beek Natural Science, announced that UterFlush, a nutraceutical uterine infusion product for beef and dairy cattle reproductive care, earned Honorable Mention for Top New Products for 2011 at the World Ag Expo, held February 8-10, 2011 in Tulare, California. Each year, a committee of industry professionals and dairymen review and choose those products they deem to be the newest, most innovative dairy...

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2011-03-08 14:20:00

The effect of acupuncture on postmenopausal symptoms and reproductive hormones: A sham controlled clinical trial Traditional Chinese acupuncture curbs the severity of hot flushes and other menopausal symptoms, suggests a small study published March 7 in Acupuncture in Medicine. The effects did not seem to be related to changes in levels of the hormones responsible for sparking the menopause and its associated symptoms, the study shows. The authors base their findings on 53 middle aged women,...

2011-02-22 21:29:20

The latest episode in the American Chemical Society's (ACS) award-winning podcast series, "Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions," focuses on a widespread public misconception about the estrogen hormones detected in minute amounts in some drinking water supplies. It describes results of a new analysis concluding that, contrary to popular belief, birth control pills account for less than 1 percent of the estrogens found in the drinking water supplies in the United States. Their report appears...

2011-02-20 17:23:18

NIH funded study has implications for understanding disorders of the uterus Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have identified a key step in the establishment of a pregnancy. Their discovery shows how the hormone progesterone suppresses the growth of the uterus's lining so that a fertilized egg can implant in the uterus. This key step, the researchers discovered, occurs when a protein called Hand2 suppresses the chemical activity that stimulates growth of the uterine...

2011-02-17 12:31:50

George Washington University researcher, Dr. Valerie Hu, Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and her team at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, have found that male and female sex hormones regulate expression of an important gene in neuronal cell culture through a mechanism that could explain not only higher levels of testosterone observed in some individuals with autism, but also why males have a higher incidence of autism than females. The gene, RORA, encodes a protein...

2011-02-16 16:41:29

A long, urgent search for proteins in the blood of pregnant women that could be used in early diagnosis of ectopic pregnancy (EP) has resulted in discovery of biomarkers that seem to be specific enough to begin testing in clinical trials, scientists are reporting in a new study in ACS's Journal of Proteome Research. David Speicher and colleagues explain that ectopic pregnancy happens when an embryo does not attach normally inside the mother's uterus, but instead attaches and begins growing...

2011-01-28 08:12:00

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Jan. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bionovo, Inc. (Nasdaq: BNVI), a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of safe and effective treatments for women's health and cancer, today announced the pricing of its previously announced underwritten public offering, to sell up to 30,031,200 units at a price per unit of $1.00 for aggregate gross proceeds of approximately $30 million. Each unit consists of one share of common stock and a warrant to purchase one...


Latest Female reproductive system Reference Libraries

Ovaries
2013-03-05 14:55:04

The ovaries are the two reproductive female organs where the eggs are produced. These are parallel to the testes in men. Formation and Orientation Each ovary is the size of an almond and is located on one side of the pelvis before the ureter and internal iliac artery but after the external iliac artery. They are attached to either side of the uterus. They are connected and release eggs to fallopian tubes, though not attached, monthly during the menstrual cycle. They also produce...

Colposcopy
2013-01-18 11:34:29

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual...

Colposcopy
2012-12-31 11:42:30

The Colposcopy is a preventive procedure to identify a possible abnormal cells or tissue on the cervix, vagina and vulva. By illuminating and magnifying the area with a coloscope during the examination, areas of concern can be identified earlier by the colposcopist. The procedure was developed by a German physician Hans Hinselmann in 1925 with the help of Dr. Helmut Wirths. Cause for the Procedure This examination has multiple candidates. If a patient has been a victim of a sexual assault...

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