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Human Sperm Stem Cells Grown in Lab, an Early Step Toward Infertility Treatment

Infertility affects one in seven men of reproductive age worldwide. One idea for treating male sterility is spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) therapy. In this approach, sperm stem cells in the testis are transferred to a test tube, cultured and nudged into becoming fully fledged sperm. However, a key bottleneck has been identifying just the right… Read More »

Pfizer coronavirus vaccine candidate shows early promise

A coronavirus vaccine candidate from pharmaceutical company Pfizer has shown potential in healthy volunteers. Stocks jumped on the announcement Wednesday. The experimental vaccine developed by Pfizer and the biotech firm BioNTech produced promising results in early-stage human trials, in which 45 volunteers were given doses of the vaccine. Each participant received 10, 30, or 100… Read More »

Can Early Exposure Fix Food Allergies?

SOURCES: Maria Garcia-Lloret, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, UCLA Health; co-director, UCLA food allergy clinic. Erica Broido, Los Angeles. UCLA Health: “Spotlight on Food Allergies: Pediatrics Allergy and Immunology Care.” National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: “LEAP Study Results.” American Academy of Pediatrics News: “New guidelines detail use… Read More »

Bonding Problems Emerge Early and Persist Across the First Year of Life

A mother’s emotional relationship with her baby begins during her pregnancy.  After her baby is born, the mother’s feelings about her baby, described as bonding, typically grow and intensify and become the foundation of the mother’s relationship with her child. Postpartum depression can profoundly affect how a mother interacts with her child and is a… Read More »