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Novel In Vitro Screening Model to Assess Male Contraceptives

Charles Easley of the University of Georgia Research Foundation in the U.S. will develop a human spermatogenesis model system to identify new compounds that reversibly block the maturation of sperm and could be used as male contraceptives.

Read more at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation…

 

Human Spermatogenic Cells from Pluripotent Stem Cells including eventually Patient-Specific iPSCs

Direct Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Haploid Spermatogenic Cells

Read more at IVF Worldwide…

 

 

Creating Sperm from Skin

Men made infertile by cancer treatments could have their fertility restored by creating new sperm from their own skin samples, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine reported last week (August 23) in Cell Reports.

Read more at The Scientist…

 

Sperm precursor cells grown from skin sample

Stem cells found in human skin can be turned into sperm precursor cells, US researchers have found. The findings could help restore fertility to cancer patients, and could provide a new way of studying the development of sperm cells in the lab.

Read more at BioNews…

 

Dream of fatherhood for thousands of infertile men a step closer as scientists ‘grow’ sperm from skin

Scientists have succeeded in making early-stage sperm from human skin tissue.  The technique could potentially help thousands of infertile men, including survivors of childhood cancer, fulfil their dream of fatherhood.

Read more at the Daily Mail…