Latest Male reproductive system Stories

2011-07-20 17:33:15

Researchers find that loss of gene Dmrt1 leads to male cells becoming female University of Minnesota Medical School and College of Biological Sciences researchers have made a key discovery showing that male sex must be maintained throughout life. The research team, led by Drs. David Zarkower and Vivian Bardwell of the U of M Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, found that removing an important male development gene, called Dmrt1, causes male cells in mouse testis to become...

2011-06-15 20:40:39

A pediatric urologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center who pioneered a surgical technique for repairing a common birth defect in boys reports the procedure is singularly effective in correcting the problem with few complications. Hypospadias, the second most common birth defect in boys, causes the opening of the urethra to be misplaced on the penis. If not corrected properly, the malady can lead to urinary tract infections and difficulty with urination and normal sexual activity. Dr. Warren...

2011-06-03 16:15:00

SAN FRANCISCO, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the "grotesque anti-Semitic imagery and themes" in a comic book created by supporters of an anti-circumcision movement in San Francisco. The League called the "Monster Mohel" comic book's imagery, which features identifiably Orthodox Jewish characters as evil villains, "disrespectful and deeply offensive." "Monster Mohel" is one of two titles in the "Foreskin Man" comic book series --...

2011-05-12 10:50:45

The distance between a man's scrotum and anus may indicate his ability to reproduce, said researchers from Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu/urology) in the journal PLoS ONE. "We have observed in animal studies that anogenital distance (the distance between the scrotum and anus) is an important measure for genital development and may be shorter in males with abnormal testicular development and function," said Dr. Michael Eisenberg, a male reproductive medicine and surgery fellow in the...

2011-03-14 09:13:42

Scientists from Monash University have uncovered a new understanding of how male puberty begins. The key to their findings lies with a protein known as SMAD3 and the rate at which it is produced. Researchers, Associate Professor Kate Loveland and Dr Catherine Itman from the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences have discovered through laboratory testing that half as much SMAD3 protein results in faster maturation than the norm, and an inability to create SMAD3 results in abnormal...

2011-03-03 12:26:01

A new study published in the International Journal of Andrology reveals that semen quality has significantly deteriorated during the last ten years in Finland, a country that previously was a region with high sperm counts. At the same time, the incidence of testis cancer in the Finnish population showed a remarkable increase, following the worrying trends observed in several countries in Europe and the Americas. Led by Jorma Toppari, MD, PhD, of the University of Turku, researchers examined...

2011-03-01 14:39:00

NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the director of Advanced Urological Care, and Clinical Associate Professor of Urology at Weill/Cornell Medical College in New York City, Dr. J. Francois Eid has performed over 4,000 penile implant surgeries, more than any other surgeon in the world. His practice is dedicated to erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence treatment, with unparalleled expertise in Internal Penile Pump (IPP), or Penile Prosthesis. (Logo:...

2011-02-15 00:00:00

The number one objection voiced by the male to having a vasectomy done is the fear of pain. The Madajet lidocaine injector offers technology that allows for the painless infiltration of aneshesia without a needle. By offering the "No needle-No scalpel technique for a vasectomy, the urologists of the Northeast Georgia Urological Associates eliminate not only the fear associated with having a vasectomy but also the pain associated with the procedure. They take their motto concerning having a...

2010-11-27 00:00:05

The majority findings of the study stated that 79% of men experienced an increase in length of at least 1.4 inches while 67% of men saw an increase in girth of at least 2.0 inches. At least 91% of the men stated that their girlfriends, wives or significant others remarked either a few times or many different times on their improved sexual performance while 84% of the men surveyed revealed that they'd gained either more or much more sexual stamina than they'd had in the past. A whopping 86% of...

2010-11-10 08:50:00

British university scientists have discovered a species of bushcricket that boasts the largest testicles in the animal kingdom, representing 14 percent of their total body weight, according to a new study published Wednesday in the journal Biology Letters. In the study, biologists at the University of Derby and the University of Cambridge noted that the sizable testes of the Tuberous Bushcricket (Platycleis affinis)--the largest in relation to body weight in the world--point towards rampant...

Latest Male reproductive system Reference Libraries

2013-03-04 15:21:55

The male prostate gland acts as an exocrine gland in the male reproductive system. It is a firm, partly muscular, chestnut sized gland near the neck of the urethra in males. Formation and Orientation The prostate is usually formed within the ninth week of the embryonic stage in reproductive development. The prostate can be separated into either “lobes” or “zones”. When looking at a prostate divided into zones, there are four distinct regions. The first zone is the Peripheral...

2013-03-04 15:03:13

The testicles are the male reproductive organs that serve as a part of both the nervous and reproductive systems, acting as the ovaries’ counterpart. The testicles work to produce sperm and introduce chemicals such as testosterone. Formation and Orientation There are normally two testicles in the average male anatomy. These can be found in the protective sack called the scrotum. Two phases mark the growth of the testicles. During the embryonic stage, there is a possibility of this...

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