Tête-à-tête with Antoine Molaro

Get to know another invited speaker to the upcoming 14th NYRA Meeting in Norwich (September 19th-21st) through this ‘tête-à-tête’. Dr. Antoine Molaro studied Biology, did his Ph.D. at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (NY, USA), and moved to Seattle (WA, USA) as Postdoctoral Fellow at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Molaro is currently a …

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Tête-à-tête with Sandra Laurentino

We bring you the opportunity to get to know another invited speaker to the upcoming 14th NYRA Meeting in Norwich (September 19th-21st) through this ‘tête-à-tête’. Dr. Sandra Laurentino studied Biochemistry and did her PhD in Biomedicine at the University of Beira Interior in her native Portugal. Right afterwards she move to Germany to  join the …

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Tête-à-tête with Andrea Rippon

We bring you the opportunity to get to know another invited speaker to the upcoming 14th NYRA Meeting in Norwich (September 19th-21st) through this ‘tête-à-tête’. Andrea has over 20 years’ experience helping people build healthy mindsets and emotionally-intelligent relationships at work, home and school. She is a highly experienced trainer, a qualified Parent and Youth …

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Generating sperm from 23 years old frozen stem cells

Testicular cryopreservation is an experimental method used to preserve gonadal tissue of pre-pubertal boys or men whose fertility is likely to be compromised due to chemotherapy treatment. A recent study on rats shows that viable sperm can be produced from cryopreserved spermatogonial stem cells (SSC) after 23 years of storage – a discovery that offers …

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Single cell sequencing enables novel insights to unravel human testicular tissue heterogeneity

Testis tissue is very complex and heterogeneous as it is made up of several somatic (Leydig, Sertoli, peritubular myoid cells and others) and germ cell types (spermatogonia, spermatocytes and spermatids). Due to the high number of different cell types, histological and molecular studies have always been challenging. As an example, the use of bulk RNA …

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World’s first approval for testicular re-implantation to restore fertility of childhood cancer survivors

Prof. Ellen Goossens from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), in cooperation with the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (UZ Brussel), received the ethical approval to re-implant previously frozen testicular tissue in male cancer survivors who lost their fertility because of childhood cancer treatments. If successful, sperm cells will develop in the implanted tissue to restorethe fertility ofthese patients. Childhood cancer survival rates …

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