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Ovarian Cancer Research Shows Screenings May Be Harmful
2012-09-12 13:48:56

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently issued a recommendation for adult women stating that routine screenings for ovarian cancer do not have any proven benefits and may actually have harmful effects. The Task Force is composed of national experts from preventive and evidence-based medicine who focus on providing recommendations on clinical preventive services. The recommendation, featured in Screening for Ovarian...

2012-09-07 23:02:24

In honor of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Nurse Oncology Education Program (NOEP) encourages nurses to view its two free courses on the topic at http://www.noep.org. Every nurse can impact this disease through education, support, and advocacy. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) September 06, 2012 In honor of National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the Nurse Oncology Education Program (NOEP) encourages nurses to view its two free courses on the topic at http://www.noep.org. Every nurse...

Study Could Result In Egg Cell Production For Fertility Treatments
2012-02-27 06:27:10

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have for the first time isolated stem cells that are capable of producing what appear to be normal egg cells or oocytes from the ovaries of reproductive age women. According to BBC News Health and Science Reporter James Gallagher, the research demonstrates that it could be possible to someday create a virtually unlimited supply of human eggs to assist with fertility treatments and help women hoping to have a child. Gallagher also...

2012-02-15 10:30:13

The most deadly form of "ovarian" cancer arises in the fallopian tubes — not the ovaries — of knockout mice that lack two genes associated with the disease, said researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "While many questions remain about the steps in the pathogenesis of this deadly disease in women, our study opens a new door to understanding the molecular origins and...

2011-10-28 06:44:49

By Alicia Rose DelGallo, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) — The accepted view of female reproduction includes a pre-determined amount of eggs in the ovaries. This population of eggs becomes depleted over time, resulting in infertility among older women. Jonathon L. Tilly, PhD, Director of the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at MassGeneral Hospital and professor at Harvard Medical School, presented new ideas about ovarian cells at the 67th annual meeting of the...

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2010-09-14 10:42:25

Researchers at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital have invented the first artificial human ovary, an advance that provides a potentially powerful new means for conducting fertility research and could also yield infertility treatments for cancer patients. The team has already used the lab-grown organ to mature human eggs. "An ovary is composed of three main cell types, and this is the first time that anyone has created a 3-D tissue structure with triple cell line," said Sandra...

2010-08-25 14:21:45

Significant changes in gene expression in the fetal ovary are evident in female mice whose mothers are exposed to low doses of bisphenol A A study posted today (Wednesday, August 25) at the online site of the journal Biology of Reproduction reports that exposure of pregnant female mice to the endocrine-disrupting chemical bisphenol A may produce adverse reproductive consequences on gene expression in fetal ovaries as early as 12 hours after the mother has first been exposed to the chemical....

2010-06-22 10:34:00

HOLLAND, Mich., June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Menopause is a natural transition in a woman's life. We expect to go through it sooner or later. Preferably later. But for roughly 25 percent of women, menopause arrives early, and with it comes hormonal shifts that can affect sexual drive and functioning. Knowing what to expect and having access to clinically sound information from expert sources like Menopause.org, sponsored by the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), and MiddlesexMD.com, a...

2010-03-09 15:26:15

Removal of the ovaries (bilateral oophorectomy) while performing a hysterectomy is common practice to prevent the subsequent development of ovarian cancer. This prophylactic procedure is performed in 55% of all U.S. women having a hysterectomy, or approximately 300,000 times each year. An article in the March/April issue of The Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology suggests that this procedure may do more harm than good. William H. Parker, MD, John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John's...

2009-12-10 13:05:54

For an ovary to remain an ovary, the female organ has to continuously suppress its inner capacity to become male. That's the conclusion of a study in the December 11th issue of the journal Cell, a Cell Press publication, revealing that the ovaries of mice can be reprogrammed into testes (minus the sperm) by silencing a single gene. The findings may have implications for understanding certain sex disorders in children and premature menopause in women, the researchers say. No one would have...


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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...

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2005-06-08 20:47:33

Iris is a genus of flowering plants with showy flowers ranging in color from gold, copper-red or yellow to white, blue, blue-violet, lavender, tan, maroon and purple. Pink and apricot colored irises have also been bred in some species. The name "Iris" can be applied to the genus or to any of the species within it. It is also applied to various subdivisions within the genus. Description There are many species of iris widely distributed throughout the northern temperate zone. Their...

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