Reproduction World Congress 2014 was a Huge Success...


Joao Ramalho-Santos, from University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal talked about Ageing & Male Reproductive Function: A Mitochondrial Perspective.


According Pr Ramalho-Santos: "Mitochondria are fascinating organelles involved in crucial cellular processes, including metabolism, ATP management, reactive oxygen species (ROS) production and apoptosis. Furthermore, recent data has placed mitochondria at the hub of cell division, differentiation and lineage commitment, and will likely help redefine their role in the future. The focus of our research program is the role of mitochondria in the testis, sperm and pluripotent stem cells. Testicular mitochondria have different bioenergetic parameters when compared with mitochondria harvested from other tissues. Specifically, testis mitochondria are shown to consume less oxygen to generate approximately the same maximum electric potential as other tissues. Furthermore a peak of mitochondrial functionality was detected in adult animals, with a decrease in both young and older animals. In the latter group a decrease in mitochondrial function was matched with an increase in proton leak and expression and activity of uncoupling protein 2 (UCP2), suggesting that proton leak may be involved in managing age-dependent mitochondrial dysfunction. "


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Compte_Rendu_3D_aoxThe third edition of Reproduction, Oxidative Stress & Antioxidants World Congress 2014 which was held on May 22-23, 2014 in Paris, France was a huge success.

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Dr Veronika Magdanz, from Institute for Integrative Nanosciences, at Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research, Dresden, Germanywas awarded for her innovative researches.

Strong research efforts are being made on the development of bio-inspired, microscale robotic systems. The recent approach demonstrates how single bovine spermatozoa can be captured inside magnetic microtubes and remotely controlled by an external magnetic field.
Dr Ma
gdanz presented how the microtubes are fabricated and how several factors such as temperature, relative penetration of cell inside the tube as well as tube dimensions have an impact on the motion of the sperm-driven micro-bio-robot. Furthermore, it was demonstrated how the performance of such micromotor is increased by improved geometry of the microtube and additional functionalities. The potential impact and main obstacles in the further development of the sperm-driven micromotor were described.

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The Scientific Committee of the International Society of Antioxidants in Nutrition and Health (ISANH) announces the final agenda  for the next 3rd World Congress on Reproduction & Antioxidants 2014, which will be held in Hotel Marriott Rive Gauche, Paris on May 22-23, 2014.


Fertility_4The feasibility of using spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs) for cell-based infertility treatment has suffered from a lack of evidence in a preclinical nonhuman primate model. In this issue, Hermann et al. (2012) demonstrate that autologous and allogeneic transplantation of SSCs in testes of rhesus macaques produced functional sperm.

During Reproduction World Congress 2014, Pr Pierre Fouchet, Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, Laboratoire Gamétogenèse, Apoptose, Genotoxicité, Fontenay-aux-Roses, Paris, France will present a new step in term of Stem Cell therapy for male and female infertility.

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