For the first time, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers have isolated egg-producing stem cells from the ovaries of reproductive age women and shown these cells can produce what appear to be normal egg cells or oocytes. In the March issue of Nature Medicine, the team from the Vincent Center for Reproductive Biology at MGH reports the latest follow-up study to their now-landmark 2004 Nature paper that first suggested female mammals continue producing egg cells into adulthood.
A woman's 'biological clock' refers to the fact that a woman's oocytes, i.e. immature egg cells progressively decline with age. For decades, researchers have believed that oocytes cannot be renewed in mammals after birth, a view tha... Read Post
US researchers have managed to isolate stem cells from the ovaries of reproductive age women and used them to make egg cells that appear to behave normally. The discovery, published online in Nature Medicine at the weekend, confirm ... Read Post