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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625274/beneficial-effects-of-melatonin-on-in-vitro-embryo-production-from-juvenile-goat-oocytes
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Sandra Soto-Heras, Montserrat Roura, Maria G Catalá, Irene Menéndez-Blanco, Dolors Izquierdo, Ali A Fouladi-Nashta, Maria T Paramio
Melatonin is a universal antioxidant that improves in vitro embryo production in several species. The aims of this study were to determine the melatonin concentration in the ovarian follicular fluid (FF) of juvenile goats and the effect of melatonin during in vitro maturation (IVM) on embryo development. The FF melatonin concentration was 0.57--1.07×10-9 M, increasing with follicular diameter. Oocytes were matured, fertilised and cultured under conventional conditions. Blastocyst development, embryo quality and levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and reduced glutathione were assessed...
June 19, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618175/the-ominous-association-between-severe-endometriosis-in-vitro-fertilisation-and-placenta-praevia-raising-awareness-limiting-risks-informing-women
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Paolo Vercellini, Maria Pina Frattaruolo, Giussy Barbara, Laura Buggio, Edgardo Somigliana
Endometriosis is associated with several adverse pregnancy outcomes.(1) The most severe maternal complications are spontaneous haemoperitoneum in the second half of pregnancy and placenta praevia.(1) Spontaneous haemoperitoneum, mostly associated with endometriosis infiltrating the broad and uterosacral ligaments and the Douglas pouch, is a potentially fatal but rare event. Placenta praevia is more common,(1-3) and it is important to define its incidence, the association with different lesion types, the impact of additional risk factors, the potential obstetrical consequences, and the information that women should receive...
June 15, 2017: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614992/preimplantation-genetic-screening
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Joyce C Harper
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis was first successfully performed in 1989 as an alternative to prenatal diagnosis for couples at risk of transmitting a genetic or chromosomal abnormality, such as cystic fibrosis, to their child. From embryos generated in vitro, biopsied cells are genetically tested. From the mid-1990s, this technology has been employed as an embryo selection tool for patients undergoing in vitro fertilisation, screening as many chromosomes as possible, in the hope that selecting chromosomally normal embryos will lead to higher implantation and decreased miscarriage rates...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Medical Screening
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612648/recovery-of-phosphorous-from-industrial-waste-water-by-oxidation-and-precipitation
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Rikard Ylmén, Anna M K Gustafsson, Caterina Camerani-Pinzani, Britt-Marie Steenari
This paper describes the development of a method for recovery of phosphorous from one of the waste waters at an Akzo Nobel chemical plant in Ale close to Göteborg. It was found that it is possible to transform the phosphorous in the waste water to a saleable product, i.e. a slowly dissolving fertiliser. The developed process includes oxidation of phosphite to phosphate with hydrogen peroxide and heat. The phosphate is then precipitated as crystalline struvite (ammonium magnesium phosphate) by addition of magnesium chloride...
June 14, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608638/effect-of-different-levels-of-copper-nanoparticles-and-copper-sulphate-on-performance-metabolism-and-blood-biochemical-profiles-in-broiler-chicken
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A Scott, K P Vadalasetty, M Łukasiewicz, S Jaworski, M Wierzbicki, A Chwalibog, E Sawosz
A study was conducted to investigate the influence of copper administration in ovo to chicken embryos and/or supplied in drinking water to growing chickens in the form copper nanoparticles (Cu-NP) or copper sulphate (CuSO4 ). The fertilised eggs were assigned to three groups (n = 50 per group): control (not injected), injected with 50 mg/kg Cu-NP or with 50 mg/kg CuSO4 at day 1 of incubation. Thereafter, 126 one-day-old broiler chickens were randomly assigned to seven post-hatched groups: control not injected and not provided with Cu in the drinking water, injected with 50 mg/kg Cu-NP + 20 mg/kg in water, not injected + 20 mg/kg Cu-NP in water, injected with 50 mg/kg CuSO4  + 20 mg/kg in water, not injected + 20 mg/kg CuSO4 in water, injected with 50 mg/kg Cu-NP and injected with 50 mg/kg CuSO4 ...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Animal Physiology and Animal Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605958/the-first-report-of-prion-related-protein-gene-prnt-polymorphisms-in-goat
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Yong-Chan Kim, Byung-Hoon Jeong
Prion protein is encoded by the prion protein gene (PRNP). Polymorphisms of several members of the prion gene family have shown association with prion diseases in several species. Recent studies on a novel member of the prion gene family in rams have shown that prion-related protein gene (PRNT) has a linkage with codon 26 of prion-like protein (PRND). In a previous study, codon 26 polymorphism of PRND has shown connection with PRNP haplotype which is strongly associated with scrapie vulnerability. In addition, the genotype of a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) at codon 26 of PRND is related to fertilisation capacity...
June 2017: Acta Veterinaria Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605867/hybrid-brown-coal-urea-fertiliser-reduces-nitrogen-loss-compared-to-urea-alone
#7
Biplob K Saha, Michael T Rose, Vanessa Wong, Timothy R Cavagnaro, Antonio F Patti
Synthetic nitrogen (N) fertilisers, such as urea, are susceptible to rapid dissipation from soil. More gradual release of mineral N from fertiliser may reduce the off-site movement of mineral N, thereby enhancing N supply to crops and minimising negative off-site impacts. We hypothesised that granulation of urea with humified brown coal (BC) delays mineral N release and maintains higher concentrations of N in soil than conventional urea granules. Four different brown coal-urea granules, with C:N ratios of 1-10, were prepared by pan granulation...
June 8, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602104/reproductive-outcome-following-pre-implantation-genetic-diagnosis-pgd-in-the-uk
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Abigail Sharpe, Peter Avery, Meenakshi Choudhary
In 2013, the National Health Service Commissioning board centralized the funding in England for up to three cycles of pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) for couples who have, or are carriers of, a specific genetic disorder. This study presents the historical data of PGD cycles and their clinical outcomes in UK as extrapolated from the national data registry. Retrospective analysis of outcome of cycles undergoing pre-implantation genetic diagnosis in the UK over the past 20 years was performed from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority database (n = 2974)...
June 12, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600162/the-effect-of-antioxidants-on-sperm-motility-activation-in-the-booroolong-frog
#9
L M Keogh, P G Byrne, A J Silla
Motile sperm can generate high levels of reactive oxygen species (ROS) post activation, and ROS can quickly accumulate to levels that impair motility and fertilising ability. The addition of antioxidants to sperm suspensions has been suggested as a means of reducing oxidative stress and enhancing sperm motility during and after sperm storage. Despite this, very few studies have attempted to experimentally test the effects of antioxidants on sperm motility activation in animals that use an external mode of fertilisation, espcially in amphibians...
May 20, 2017: Animal Reproduction Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595033/temperature-gradients-in-vivo-influence-maturing-male-and-female-gametes-in-mammals-evidence-from-the-cow
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R H F Hunter, F López-Gatius, O López-Albors
Since 1980 several reports have indicated that temperatures vary between preovulatory follicles and other ovarian tissues in rabbit, cow, pig and human. However, these observations did not achieve prominence; they were regarded as artefacts due to the use of anaesthetics and open surgery (laparotomy). Recently, without resorting to anaesthesia or surgery, direct measurements of temperature in preovulatory follicles have been performed in the cow by means of a thermistor probe introduced into the antrum under ultrasonic guidance...
June 9, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28593501/drying-or-anaerobic-digestion-of-fish-sludge-nitrogen-fertilisation-effects-and-logistics
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Eva Brod, Johan Oppen, Annbjørg Øverli Kristoffersen, Trond Knapp Haraldsen, Tore Krogstad
Application of fish sludge as fertiliser to agricultural land can contribute to closing nutrient cycles in fish farming. The effect of different treatment technologies on the nitrogen fertilisation effects of fish sludge was studied by a bioassay with barley (Hordeum vulgare), an incubation and a field experiment. Dried fish sludge resulted in relative agronomic efficiency of 50-80% compared with mineral fertiliser. The anaerobic digestate based on fish sludge (20 vol%) and dairy manure did not increase nitrogen uptake in barley...
June 7, 2017: Ambio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578620/socio-demographic-and-clinical-characteristics-of-clients-seeking-assisted-conception-at-lagos-state-university-teaching-hospital-ikeja-nigeria
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Adeniyi A Adewunmi, Tawakwalit A Ottun, Tayo Abiara, Jane-Frances Chukwuma, Lauretta Okorie
The socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of 246 consecutive couples seeking assisted conception in a university teaching hospital in Nigeria from inception in 2011 till 2014 were reviewed restrospectively. Eighty-five (34.5%) were in the 35-40 years age group. The body mass index of the women showed that 111 (45.1%) were overweight. One hundred and ninety five (88%) were referred on account of secondary infertility. The mean duration of infertility was 9.6 ± 4.8 years. Major factors identified were male factor 128 (52%), ovarian/age-related decline in fertility 107 (43...
June 3, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578600/maternal-anxiety-associated-with-in-vitro-fertilisation-ivf-intracytoplasmic-sperm-injection-icsi-outcomes-and-risk-of-difficult-toddler-temperament-a-three-year-case-control-study
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Lu-Ting Chen, Fan Qu, Fang-Hong Zhang, Yan-Ting Wu, Lan-Feng Xing, He-Feng Huang
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June 3, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: the Journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570851/effect-of-seminal-plasma-from-high-and-low-fertility-bulls-on-cauda-epididymal-sperm-function
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S A Holden, B Fernandez-Fuertes, E M Murphy, P Lonergan, S Fair
The aim of this study was to characterise the effect of seminal plasma (SP) from bulls of high or low fertility on sperm function. First, the effect of SP on the motility of fresh cauda epididymal spermatozoa (CES) and frozen-thawed ejaculated spermatozoa was assessed (Experiment 1a). Seminal plasma was then collected from bulls of known high and low fertility. Pooled CES were incubated in the SP from each bull, diluted and assessed for motility and viability on Days 1, 2, 3 and 5 after packaging as fresh semen (Experiment 1b)...
June 2, 2017: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28558751/a-14-day-limit-for-bioethics-the-debate-over-human-embryo-research
#15
Giulia Cavaliere
BACKGROUND: This article explores the reasons in favour of revising and extending the current 14-day statutory limit to maintaining human embryos in culture. This limit is enshrined in law in over a dozen countries, including the United Kingdom. In two recently published studies (2016), scientists have shown that embryos can be sustained in vitro for about 13 days after fertilisation. Positive reactions to these results have gone hand in hand with calls for revising the 14-day rule, which only allows embryo research until the 14th day after fertilisation...
May 30, 2017: BMC Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545847/sources-and-behaviour-of-nitrogen-compounds-in-the-shallow-groundwater-of-agricultural-areas-poyang-lake-basin-china
#16
Evgeniya Soldatova, Natalia Guseva, Zhanxue Sun, Valeriy Bychinsky, Pascal Boeckx, Bai Gao
Nitrogen contamination of natural water is a typical problem for various territories throughout the world. One of the regions exposed to nitrogen pollution is located in the Poyang Lake basin. As a result of agricultural activity and dense population, the shallow groundwater of this area is characterised by a high concentration of nitrogen compounds, primarily NO3(-), with the concentration varying from 0.1mg/L to 206mg/L. Locally, high ammonium content occurs in the shallow groundwater with low reduction potential Eh (<100mV)...
July 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545332/a-nationwide-uk-survey-of-female-fertility-preservation-prior-to-cancer-treatment
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Yazan Abdallah, Jonathan Briggs, Joshua Jones, Gregory Horne, Cheryl Fitzgerald
This survey examined the provision of fertility preservation for female oncology patients prior to cancer treatments, given their well-established gonadotoxic effects. Questionnaires were sent to all assisted conception units in the UK enquiring about the provision of oocyte or embryo cryopreservation, as well as funding for female oncology patients. In addition, data were obtained from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) on the number of cryopreservation cycles in 2013-2014. Of the 60 responding units, 53 (88%) offered fertility preservation...
May 26, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545312/strategies-to-improve-fertilisation-rates-with-assisted-conception-a-systematic-review
#18
Yadava Bapurao Jeve, Neelam Potdar, Jane A Blower, Tarek Gelbaya
Successful fertilisation is one of the key steps determining success of assisted conception. Various factors including sperm or oocyte pathology and environmental factors have a significant impact on fertilisation rates. This systematic review is aimed to evaluate the existing evidence about factors affecting fertilisation and strategies to improve fertilisation rates. A literature search was performed using Ovid MEDLINE ® (Jan 1950-April 2016), EMBASE (Jan 1950-April 2016), Ovid OLDMEDLINE ®, Pre-MEDLINE (Jan 1950-April 2016) and the Cochrane Library...
May 26, 2017: Human Fertility: Journal of the British Fertility Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543358/transient-arrest-of-germinal-vesicle-breakdown-improved-in-vitro-development-potential-of-buffalo-bubalus-bubalis-oocytes
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Sandeep Kumar, Manish Kumar, Sunny Dholpuria, Parul Sarwalia, Vipul Batra, Sachinandan De, Rakesh Kumar, T K Datta
Germinal vesicle breakdown (GVBD) is the first milestone that an oocyte needs to achieve towards completing the maturation and gaining potential to fertilise. Significantly lower in vitro embryo production rate in buffaloes can be attributed to heterogeneity of GVBD occurrence among oocytes obtained from abattoir derived ovaries. Evidence from our earlier work had suggested that different qualities of buffalo oocytes differ significantly in their timing of GVBD. Besides, these oocytes also differ in terms of volume of Akt phosphorylation, which initiates the process of GVBD...
May 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543267/trehalose-sustains-a-higher-post-thaw-sperm-motility-than-sucrose-in-vitrified-human-sperm
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M Schulz, J Risopatrón, G Matus, E Pineda, C Rojas, V Isachenko, E Isachenko, R Sánchez
One of the cryopreservation methods that best preserves sperm function is vitrification. However, comparative studies have not been performed to evaluate the effect of nonpermeable cryoprotectors on sperm function for prolonged periods of time post-devitrification. These times are necessary, especially in in vitro fertilisation and intrauterine insemination, for gamete interaction and then fertilisation to occur, while maintaining motility to arrive at the fertilisation site. In this study, sucrose (.25 m) and trehalose (...
May 25, 2017: Andrologia
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