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7.344 Treating Infertility-- From Bench to Bedside and Bedside to Bench (MIT) 7.344 Treating Infertility-- From Bench to Bedside and Bedside to Bench (MIT)

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In the western world, approximately 10–15% of couples suffer from subfertility. Consequently, over 5 million babies have been born thanks to assisted reproductive technologies, and more than half of those have been born in the past six years alone. This class will cover the basic biology behind fertility and explore the etiology of infertility. We will highlight open questions in reproductive biology, familiarize students with both tried-and-true and emerging reproductive technologies, and explore the advantages and pitfalls of each. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in In the western world, approximately 10–15% of couples suffer from subfertility. Consequently, over 5 million babies have been born thanks to assisted reproductive technologies, and more than half of those have been born in the past six years alone. This class will cover the basic biology behind fertility and explore the etiology of infertility. We will highlight open questions in reproductive biology, familiarize students with both tried-and-true and emerging reproductive technologies, and explore the advantages and pitfalls of each. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in

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fertility | fertility | infertility | infertility | assisted reproductive technology | assisted reproductive technology | gonadal stem cells | gonadal stem cells | reproductive biology | reproductive biology | embryo cryopreservation | embryo cryopreservation | oocyte cryopreservation | oocyte cryopreservation | antral follicle counts | antral follicle counts | microdeletions | microdeletions | aneuploidy | aneuploidy | reproductive phenotypes | reproductive phenotypes

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of assisted reproductive technologies

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In this seminar for the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group, Soraya Tremayne (Director of the FRSG) discusses 'Third party donation and the 'happy family' rhetoric in Iran'. 17 November 2011. Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | fertility | iran | Reproduction | anthropology | fertility | iran | Reproduction

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14.11 Special Topics in Economics: The Challenge of World Poverty (MIT) 14.11 Special Topics in Economics: The Challenge of World Poverty (MIT)

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This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, have had some economics, and believe that economists might have something useful to say about this question. The questions we will take up include: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? Why do some countries grow fast and others fall further behind? Does growth help the poor? Does foreign aid help? What can we do about corruption? Should we leave it all to the markets? Should we leave it to the non-governmental organizations (NGOs)? Where is the best place to intervene? How do we deal with the disease burden? How do we improve schools? And many others. This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, have had some economics, and believe that economists might have something useful to say about this question. The questions we will take up include: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? Why do some countries grow fast and others fall further behind? Does growth help the poor? Does foreign aid help? What can we do about corruption? Should we leave it all to the markets? Should we leave it to the non-governmental organizations (NGOs)? Where is the best place to intervene? How do we deal with the disease burden? How do we improve schools? And many others.

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challenge | challenge | world poverty | world poverty | economics | economics | per capita income | per capita income | health | health | fertility | fertility | mortality | mortality | birth | birth | death | death | microfinance | microfinance | NGOs | NGOs | poor | poor | education | education | colonialism | colonialism | globalization | globalization | corruption | corruption | India | India | Mexico | Mexico | United States | United States | economic growth | economic growth | development | development | credit markets | credit markets | prosperity | prosperity

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HST.071 Human Reproductive Biology (MIT) HST.071 Human Reproductive Biology (MIT)

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This course is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the pathophysiology of the menstrual cycle, fertilization, implantation, ovum growth development, differentiation and associated abnormalities. Disorders of fetal development including the principles of teratology and the mechanism of normal and abnormal parturition will be covered as well as the pathophysiology of the breast and disorders of lactation. Fetal asphyxia and its consequences will be reviewed with emphasis on the technology currently available for its detection. In addition the conclusion of the reproductive cycle, menopause, and the use of hormonal replacement will be covered. This course is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the pathophysiology of the menstrual cycle, fertilization, implantation, ovum growth development, differentiation and associated abnormalities. Disorders of fetal development including the principles of teratology and the mechanism of normal and abnormal parturition will be covered as well as the pathophysiology of the breast and disorders of lactation. Fetal asphyxia and its consequences will be reviewed with emphasis on the technology currently available for its detection. In addition the conclusion of the reproductive cycle, menopause, and the use of hormonal replacement will be covered.

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clinical case | clinical case | physiology | physiology | endocrinology | endocrinology | pathology | pathology | human reproduction | human reproduction | quantitative analysis | quantitative analysis | reproductive technology | reproductive technology | reproduction | reproduction | prenatal diagnosis | prenatal diagnosis | in vitro fertilization | in vitro fertilization | abortion | abortion | menopause | menopause | contraception | contraception | reproductive biology | reproductive biology | menstrual cycle | menstrual cycle | fertility | fertility | impotence | impotence | anatomy | anatomy | sexual differentiation | sexual differentiation | sex | sex | pregnancy | pregnancy

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Charlotte Faircloth of the University of Kent presents historical and sociological perspectives on adult-child relations (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 21 October 2013) Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | society | parentood | Reproduction | fertility | anthropology | society | parentood | Reproduction | fertility | 2013-10-21

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Caring and being cared for in north-western Amazonia

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Elizabeth Rahman of the University of Oxford discusses the perinatal practices of a small group of Amazonian Indians with whom she lived (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 4 November 2013) Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | society | Reproduction | fertility | Amazonia | anthropology | society | Reproduction | fertility | Amazonia | 2013-11-04

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Ekaterina Hertog of the University of Oxford explores the negotiations between premaritally pregnant women and their parents in Japan (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 25 November 2013) Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | fertility | Reproduction | society | japan | anthropology | fertility | Reproduction | society | japan | 2013-11-25

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Be(com)ing papa: kinship senescence and the ambivalent inward journeys of ageing men in the Antilles

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Adom Philogene Heron of the University of St Andrews investigates grandfatherhood in the Antilles (a Fertility and Reproduction seminar from 2 December 2013) Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | society | Antilles | fertility | families | anthropology | society | Antilles | fertility | families | 2013-12-02

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Paying attention to the journey

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In this Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, Ginny Mounce (Oxford) discusses couples' experiences of investigating and starting infertility treatments, 19 October 2015 Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | society | pregnancy | infertility | miscarriage | anthropology | society | pregnancy | infertility | miscarriage | 2015-10-19

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Does 21st-century technology change the experience of early pregnancy and miscarriage?

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In this Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, Ingrid Gramme (Oxford) discusses how our basic understanding of pregnancy and miscarriage has changed enormously over the last eighty years, 9 November 2015 Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | society | fertility | miscarriage | pregnancy | anthropology | society | fertility | miscarriage | pregnancy | 2015-11-09

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Pregnancy loss and miscarriage in the ancient Near East - a Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group seminar, 30 November 2015 given by Marie-Françoise Besnier (University of Cambridge) Wales; http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/

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anthropology | history | Mesopotamia | fertility | miscarriage | pregnancy | society | anthropology | history | Mesopotamia | fertility | miscarriage | pregnancy | society | 2015-11-30

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7.344 Treating Infertility-- From Bench to Bedside and Bedside to Bench (MIT)

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In the western world, approximately 10–15% of couples suffer from subfertility. Consequently, over 5 million babies have been born thanks to assisted reproductive technologies, and more than half of those have been born in the past six years alone. This class will cover the basic biology behind fertility and explore the etiology of infertility. We will highlight open questions in reproductive biology, familiarize students with both tried-and-true and emerging reproductive technologies, and explore the advantages and pitfalls of each. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in

Subjects

fertility | infertility | assisted reproductive technology | gonadal stem cells | reproductive biology | embryo cryopreservation | oocyte cryopreservation | antral follicle counts | microdeletions | aneuploidy | reproductive phenotypes

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HST.071 Human Reproductive Biology (MIT)

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This course is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the pathophysiology of the menstrual cycle, fertilization, implantation, ovum growth development, differentiation and associated abnormalities. Disorders of fetal development including the principles of teratology and the mechanism of normal and abnormal parturition will be covered as well as the pathophysiology of the breast and disorders of lactation. Fetal asphyxia and its consequences will be reviewed with emphasis on the technology currently available for its detection. In addition the conclusion of the reproductive cycle, menopause, and the use of hormonal replacement will be covered.

Subjects

clinical case | physiology | endocrinology | pathology | human reproduction | quantitative analysis | reproductive technology | reproduction | prenatal diagnosis | in vitro fertilization | abortion | menopause | contraception | reproductive biology | menstrual cycle | fertility | impotence | anatomy | sexual differentiation | sex | pregnancy

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Early development

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This unit looks at the human being in the context of an individual life cycle, examining some of the processes that contribute to the formation of a new person. After a brief discussion of historical ideas about human conception, and about contraception to the present day, we look at the cells involved in the conception and development of a new individual. Gamete production (that is, production of mature cells able to unite with another in sexual reproduction) in both men and women is introduced and the role gametes in fertility and, when things go wrong, infertility is explained. We then discuss the early development of a new individual, along with some thoughts on women's experience of pregnancy.

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science and nature | abortion | birth_rate | child_development | chromosomes | conception | contraception | development | embryo | family | fertilization | gametes | hormones | infertility | lifecycle | meiosis | ovulation | pregnancy | reproduction | sex_selection | Education | X000

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Maternity test

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A presentation on the basics of maternity testing

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maternity | presentation | maternity testing | babies | fertility | coventry university | Subjects allied to medicine | B000

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14.11 Special Topics in Economics: The Challenge of World Poverty (MIT)

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This is a course for those who are interested in the challenge posed by massive and persistent world poverty, have had some economics, and believe that economists might have something useful to say about this question. The questions we will take up include: Is extreme poverty a thing of the past? Why do some countries grow fast and others fall further behind? Does growth help the poor? Does foreign aid help? What can we do about corruption? Should we leave it all to the markets? Should we leave it to the non-governmental organizations (NGOs)? Where is the best place to intervene? How do we deal with the disease burden? How do we improve schools? And many others.

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challenge | world poverty | economics | per capita income | health | fertility | mortality | birth | death | microfinance | NGOs | poor | education | colonialism | globalization | corruption | India | Mexico | United States | economic growth | development | credit markets | prosperity

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HST.071 Human Reproductive Biology (MIT)

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This course is designed to give the student a clear understanding of the pathophysiology of the menstrual cycle, fertilization, implantation, ovum growth development, differentiation and associated abnormalities. Disorders of fetal development including the principles of teratology and the mechanism of normal and abnormal parturition will be covered as well as the pathophysiology of the breast and disorders of lactation. Fetal asphyxia and its consequences will be reviewed with emphasis on the technology currently available for its detection. In addition the conclusion of the reproductive cycle, menopause, and the use of hormonal replacement will be covered.

Subjects

clinical case | physiology | endocrinology | pathology | human reproduction | quantitative analysis | reproductive technology | reproduction | prenatal diagnosis | in vitro fertilization | abortion | menopause | contraception | reproductive biology | menstrual cycle | fertility | impotence | anatomy | sexual differentiation | sex | pregnancy

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Granary door. Fertility symbol

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Location\Africa | decorated elements | dogon | door | fertility | granary | openings and fittings | symbolism

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 (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/ Copyright belongs to Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Library Copyright belongs to Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Library

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Batak - Symbolism - fertility

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Environment\Vegetation\Rain forest | Environment\Climate\Tropical | Location\Asia | Decoration and Symbolism\Symbolism\Fertility | fertility

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