Stem Cell Study Offers Hope to Infertile Women

April 13, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Chinese Researcher, Dr Ji Wu of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, announced the results of a promising new study in the Nature Cell Biology Journal using stem cells from mice ovaries, which once injected into the infertile ovaries of female mice, developed into healthy eggs. After mating, the previously infertile female mice produced healthy offspring. This study, although in its early stages, offers hope for women who lost the ability to conceive from cancer treatments and, even menopause.

The researchers plan to use the technique on human women next, hoping to replicate the successful results obtained from mice.

Scientists are cautiously optimistic about the results of the Chinese study, waiting for the results from the human clinical trials.

If this stem cell technique proves to be a viable human treatment, it may open the door to thousands of infertile women to conceive a child.

The stem cells could conceivably be frozen and used for later use before women undergo cancer treatment or even, if a woman wanted to put off childbearing to a later age beyond menopause.

Scientists also see promise to use the technique to grow a limitless supplies of eggs for IVF, allowing infertile women who must rely on using donor eggs to conceive, the possibility of having children who are genetically their own.

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