Accuracy of human sperm DNA oxidation quantification and threshold determination using an 8-OHdG immuno-detection assay

Accuracy of human sperm DNA oxidation quantification and threshold determination using an 8-OHdG immuno-detection assay Vorilhon S et al. – Hum Reprod. 2018 Apr 1;33(4):553-562. doi: 10.1093/humrep/dey038 Of factors contributing to sperm DNA damage, oxidative stress is recognized as one of the major contributing causes to sperm cell dysfunction. Caused by elevated levels of intracellular …

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First time in vitro maturation of oocytes from human primordial follicles

Currently, couples going through In vitro fertilisation (IVF) require the treatment of women with hormones for ovarian stimulation in order to stimulate simultaneously growth of several follicles and to maximize a large number of oocytes available IVF. However, this treatment can have several side-effects and it is not suitable for every woman. This is especially …

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10th European Congress of Andrology: Abstract submission deadline extended to 22nd of May! Travel grants to win for NYRA members! Dear Colleagues, The 10th Congress of the European Academy of Andrology (EAA) will be held in Budapest, Hungary between October 11-13, 2018. We invite all EAA members and colleagues dealing with andrology to join us for what we hope will be a memorable event. The scientific program will cover all topics of basic …

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Environmental levels of triclosan and male fertility

Press Highlights Triclosan (2,4,4’-tricloro-2’-hydroxy-diphenyl ether) is a synthetic compound classified both as a drug and a pesticide. It is widely used in consumer goods for its broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties. At low doses, triclosan impairs bacterial growth by inhibiting enoyl-acyl carrier protein reductase, an enzyme necessary for bacterial lipid biosynthesis, while at high doses, triclosan is …

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11th NYRA Meeting

11th NYRA Meeting – Opening Registration Dear NYRA members, It is our great pleasure to announce the 11th NYRA Meeting, that will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 22nd- 23rd 2018, preceding the 20th European Testis Workshop. This time we will have exciting lectures by amazing speakers about: – Signalling pathways in Leydig cells – …

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10th international NYRA meeting report

Dear members, This year, the 10th international NYRA meeting, our independent meeting, was held from September 11th – 13th 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. It was our pleasure to welcome 39 participants from 13 different countries, including Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, France, Russia, Denmark, Czech Republic, Nigeria, Sweden, South-Africa and UK. The scientific programme enclosed …

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Tête-à-tête with Frédéric Chalmel

Preface :

Dear Member,

In order to dynamize the website we will in the future upload the different parts of our newsletter as they are finished. In the end of the season we will post the full newsletter as usual.

Please find our first part of the autumn newsletter – an interview with Dr. Frederic Chalmel.

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