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.
Direct Differentiation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells into Haploid Spermatogenic Cells
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.
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.
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.