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Category Archives: Body
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center have discovered that the skeleton acts as a regulator of fertility in male mice through a hormone released by bone, known as osteocalcin. Read More: http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-skeleton-male-fertility.html
Some men may be less fertile than normal because they have a genetic mutation of a protein that coats the surface of sperm, scientists have found….. Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/story/2011/07/20/sperm-infertility-coat-protein.html?ref=rss
…..potential health problem associated with cell phones is gaining attention. Researchers in Austria compared cell phone users to non-users and have found cell phone use capable of damaging sperm production and may be a contributing factor in male infertility….. Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/07/11/cell-phones-cancer-and-infertility/#ixzz1TAlauiKA
A hormone produced by bone-building cells may have a role in regulating male fertility. Osteocalcin seems to promote production of the sex steroid hormone testosterone, and increase fertility, in male mice, according to a study led by Gerard Karsenty, … Continue reading
I was speaking with a colleague who told me of a coworker who experienced infertility issues. He/she works as Child Protective Services social worker. Her coworker was handed cases for which infants needed to be removed from their homes to keep them … Continue reading
This is somewhat unrelated, but a story of resiliency. My sister-in-law has downs syndrome. She participates in a choir for individuals with disabilities. Last night they had a fundraiser. I was looking at the faces of all the choir participants … Continue reading