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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 »

AMIA: Draft NIH data sharing policy is a step backwards

A draft data management and sharing policy issued by the National Institutes of Health is counterproductive, according to the American Medical Informatics Association. Last month, NIH released a request for public comments on its draft policy, which is meant to increase access to scientific data resulting from agency-funded or conducted research. However, AMIA is “disappointed”… Read More »

Gilead’s Descovy nabs PrEP nod. Next step: Convert Truvada patients before generics hit

Clock’s ticking. After an expected FDA nod for Descovy as the second HIV PrEP drug, Gilead Sciences now has one year to convince its current Truvada takers to switch over before generics hit. The FDA approval is for Descovy use in men and transgender women for HIV prevention. The exclusion of cisgender women from the label… Read More »