oocyte : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions

  • What we receive is oocyte, and not donor, information.
  • First they removed the nucleus of an unfertilized egg, or oocyte, while leaving the surrounding cytoplasm intact.
News & Articles

  • Preventing eggs' death from chemotherapy: Scientists discover cause of immature eggs' death from cancer drug and how ...
    Young women who have cancer treatment often lose their fertility because chemotherapy and radiation can damage or kill their immature ovarian eggs, called oocytes. Now, scientists have found the molecular pathway that can prevent the death of immature ovarian eggs due to chemotherapy, potentially preserving fertility and endocrine function. Scientists achieved this in mice by adding a currently ...
    June 18, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Preventing eggs' death from chemotherapy
    ( Northwestern University ) Young women who have cancer treatment often lose their fertility because chemotherapy and radiation can damage or kill their immature ovarian eggs, called oocytes. Now, Northwestern MedicineĀ® scientists have found the molecular pathway that can prevent the death of immature ovarian eggs due to chemotherapy, potentially preserving fertility and endocrine function ...
    June 17, 2013 - EurekAlert!
Quotes

  • Gerald Schatten in guardian.co.uk
    In a statement released over the weekend Dr Schatten added: "My decision is grounded solely on concerns regarding oocyte [female gamete] donations in Dr Hwang's research reported in 2004."
  • Miodrag Stojkovic in New Scientist (subscription)
    The results verified, for the first time through DNA and mitochondrial DNA fingerprinting, that of the five blastocysts, only one had the donor cell genomic DNA and the oocyte mitochondrial DNA,says Miodrag Stojkovic at the Prince Felipe...
  • Hwang Woo-suk in National Review Online
    In his formal presentation at Stanford, Dr. Hwang stated, "I would like to express my deep heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all our voluntary oocyte donors."

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