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Mutation may cause early loss of sperm supply

The loss of a gene in male mice results in the premature exhaustion of their fertility. Their fundamental new insights into the complex process of sperm generation may have direct applications to a similar loss of fertility in men. What the team discovered is that the loss of the gene that makes the protein TAF4b causes a deficit in the number of progenitor cells at an embryonic stage of a male mouse's reproductive development. Lacking those important precursor cells means that the mice struggle to develop a robust stem cell infrastructure to sustain sperm production for the long term. The affected mice are fertile at first, but quickly deplete the limited sperm supply that they can generate. "What's fascinating about these mice is they can reproduce," said Richard Freiman, senior author of the new study in the journal Stem Cells. "Mice can usually reproduce until they are two years old, but these mice can only reproduce until they are four months old." Mice lacking the gene for the protein TAF4b (right) produce fewer undifferentiated germ cells (green) than mice with the gene (left). Credit: Freiman lab/Brown University TAF4b is a protein that affects how genes are regulated and transcribed, and its absence has profound impacts on the reproductive system. In previous work, Freiman's research group has shown that female mice without TAF4b are totally infertile and that their ovaries age prematurely. But in experiments with males, led by lab members Lindsay Lovasco and Eric Gu...  

Inter Milan won't sell striker Icardi

ESPN FC's Janusz Michallik responds to the rumors that several premier league clubs are targeting Inter's Mauro Icardi. Inter Milan have no intention of selling star striker Mauro Icardi this summer. Reports in Italy claimed Inter could put the Argentina international on the market at the end of the season if the Nerazzurri fail to qualify for the Champions League in the 2015-16 campaign. Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio vehemently denied those rumours and insists that Icardi, who is a reported target of Premier League sides Chelsea and Liverpool, will remain at the club for the foreseeable future. He told his club's official website: "What would happen if they offered me 40 million euros this summer for Icardi? We have no intention of negotiating. "We are thinking about the present and the future with Icardi. Our intentions are clear, we are building a team that will last for a long time, with young valuable players. "To talents like [Croatian midfielder Mateo] Kovacic and Icardi, we have brought in other players of quality like [Croatian midfielder Marcelo] Brozovic and [Swiss midfielder Xherdan] Shaqiri. This is in the direction that we want to move forward.'' Icardi, 22, joined Inter from Sampdoria in 2013 and has scored 14 goals in 24 Serie A appearances for the Nerazzurri this season. The South American is expected to sign a one-yea...  

Bayern Munich: Ranking Best and Worst Players for February

Kerstin Joensson/Associated Press Arjen Robben - 1 At the top of our list is the undoubted champion of this title-chasing side, Arjen Robben. The Dutch international has been in spectacular form over the month of February, scoring seven goals and making five assists in his last five Bundesliga games.  When it comes to Bayern, there is only one star player at the moment, and he’s currently skipping past defenders with ease from one week to the next.  Bastian Schweinsteiger - 2 Second on our list is club vice-captain Bastian Schweinsteiger, who has finally regained his full fitness and began thriving once again in the middle of Bayern’s midfield.  The World Cup winner has captained the team over the past month and even managed to score a goal and provide two assists in his past two Bundesliga games. He is a truly world-class central midfielder who is returning to the top of his game.  Franck Ribery - 3 Franck Ribery may not be back to full fitness and therefore up to the task of matching Robben in terms of individual brilliance each week, but the Frenchman isn’t far off and, as such, is still quite a spectacle to behold.  Ribery played three Bundesliga games in a row for Bayern over the past month and managed to notch three goals and three assists. He's a true goalscorer and playmaker whenever given the opportunity. Robert Lewandowski - 4 Despite what may be regarded as popular opinion at the moment, Bayern are, in fact, a much bet...  

Google's Pichai Unveils Plans for US Mobile-Phone Services

(Bloomberg) -- Google Inc., building on the success of its Android operating system, unveiled plans at the Mobile World Congress on how the Internet giant aims to take on U.S. wireless carriers and spread Web access to more users around the world. Google is working with U.S. mobile carriers to “push the boundaries” of data services in the U.S., Senior Vice President Sundar Pichai said Monday during a session hosted by Bloomberg’s Brad Stone. The initiative will be on a small scale, Pichai said, comparing it to Google’s fiber broadband project. Selling wireless service could enable Google to gain more mobile-device users to help sell mobile ads. Sprint Corp. is one of the carriers that have network sharing agreements with companies that sell service under their own brand name. In the next few months, under its project Titan, Google will start flying solar-powered planes to serve as wireless towers in areas without mobile Internet coverage. “It’s the kind of approach we’ve always done at Google, enabling platforms to make a big difference in people’s lives,” Pichai said in Barcelona, where the largest telecommunications trade show is held annually. Google is investing more in mobile software and services as consumers increasingly access the Internet and digital features through wireless devices. The Mountain View, California-based company’s Android operating system dominates the smartphone industry with more...  

Public Release: 2-Mar-2015 UT research: Conservation organizations need to ...

Nature is on the move. As the impacts of climate change reveal themselves, species and ecosystems are moving in response. This poses a fundamental challenge to conservation organizations--how do you conserve something that won't stay still? A new paper authored by a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, professor suggests that in order to cope, conservation organizations need to adapt like the organisms they seek to protect. The paper, published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, argues that conservation organizations need to be bolder in their adaptation efforts given the rate and extent of the ecological changes that are coming. The article can be found at http://bit.ly/1B7rclb. As the climate warms and other global changes progress, species move outside their historical ranges, new ecological communities form and ecosystems transition to new states. Moreover, scientists are predicting that these changes will accelerate in the future. "If you are an organization that has focused on conserving particular species in a particular place, as many of today's conservation organizations are, then something has to give--either you need to change your business model or revisit your conservation priorities. And neither is going to be easy for some of these groups," said Paul Armsworth, lead author and associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. The paper puts forward a number of new ideas for how conservation organizations might address the challenges they...  

Seaside Heights announces music fest lineup

Seaside Heights is amping up for an exciting season ahead.Mumford & Sons are hosting a great big beach party this summer, and they've invited some of the biggest names in music to join in on the fun.Buy PhotoMumford and Sons (Photo: FILE PHOTO)The Grammy-winning folk rockers are curating the Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers, a touring festival that will make its first stop June 5 and 6 in Seaside Heights.Along with Mumford & Sons, bands on the bill are set to include Oklahoma psychedelic rockers The Flaming Lips, recent "Saturday Night Live" performers Alabama Shakes and California classic rock revivalists Dawes.Buy PhotoFlaming Lips. (Photo: FILE PHOTO)Other acts announced Monday morning include the Vaccines, the Maccabees, the Very Best, Jenny Lewis, Little May, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills and more to be announced.RELATED: NEW SUMMER ATTRACTIONS COMING TO SEASIDE HEIGHTSTickets are set to go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, March 6, through the Gentlemen of the Road website. Seaside Heights borough officials are holding a press conference Monday morning to announce further details, so watch this space for more information as it develops.Buy PhotoMonmouth University's Center For The Arts hosted Dawes performing at the Pollak Theatre in West Long Branch. Dawes performs on the Pollak Theater stage. WEST LONG BRANCH ON WEDS SEPT. 25,2013 MARK R. SULLIVAN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER ASB 0928 DAWES REVIEW (Photo: MARK R. SULLIVAN, MARK...  

Why Jeremy Menez Is AC Milan's Most Selfish and Talented Player

Gregorio Borgia/Associated Press AC Milan’s leading scorer is also their leading frustration. They’ve been here before. Mario Balotelli was the same way: a talented forward with a tendency to drift out of games.  Now they just have the French version. Jeremy Menez is enjoying a career year at Milan. His 12 goals are tied for third among players in Serie A. He has saved Milan from losses and scored a further four game-winning goals.  All of that does not sound like someone who has let his team down. But statistics do not tell the whole story, and Menez's is a tough one to tell. The 27-year-old arrived at Milan vowing to change his ways. He had played for big clubs before—Monaco, Roma, Paris Saint-Germain—but he never really made it.  Coach Filippo Inzaghi gave him another chance, making his first signing the Frenchman. As such, Inzaghi has relied heaviest on Menez, playing him for a full 90 minutes even when he should come off. His biggest contributions have been singularly spectacular. In many ways, Menez is the ideal descendent of the YouTube generation: a few seconds to capture an outrageous move, a cool backheel flick, a devastating run. He’s done all of that so far with Milan.  But the highlights cut out the rest, like a deceiving brochure for a player who is greedy and sloppy. There are more and more instances when Menez keeps the ball for far too long. He would run himself into a dead end when a simple pass would g...  

Minimally invasive migraine treatment 'reduced painkiller use in 88% of patients'

A new intranasal treatment for migraine has been found to lower use of pain-relief medication among 88% of patients in a retrospective analysis. Migraine headaches are one of the most common, debilitating diseases in the US. At the Society of Interventional Radiology's Annual Scientific Meeting, clinicians from Albany Medical Center and the State University New York Empire State College in Saratoga Springs, NY, explained how the new treatment - image-guided, intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion (SPG) blocks - provided ongoing relief to migraine patients. "Migraine headaches are one of the most common, debilitating diseases in the United States, and the cost and side effects of medicine to address migraines can be overwhelming," says Dr. Kenneth Mandato, the study's lead researcher and an interventional radiologist at Albany Medical Center. "Intranasal sphenopalatine ganglion blocks are image-guided, targeted, breakthrough treatments," he elaborates. "They offer a patient-centered therapy that has the potential to break the migraine cycle and quickly improve patients' quality of life." The retrospective analysis involved 112 participants with migraine or cluster headaches, who scored the severity of their symptoms on a visual analog scale (VAS) between 1 and 10. Prior to receiving the new treatment, participants reported an average VAS score of 8.25. Scores greater than 4 occurred at least 15 days per month on average. Treatment is administered nasally to a nerve bundle associa...  

Chicago Sports Injuries: “Athletes are Not Indestructible”

Patrick Kane suffers an injury after a cross check by Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic in the first period. (Chris Sweda / Chicago Tribune) Doctor Kevin Most joins the show every week to talk about what’s going on in the medical world. In case you haven’t heard… a lot of people have gotten hurt that play for Chicago sports teams. Hear about the injuries to Derrick Rose, Patrick Kane, and Chris Sale explained by a real live doctor! http://cdn.tribtv.com/wgnam/podcasts/stevecochran/Most3215.mp3 Sports medicine issues allows us to be reminded that athletes are not indestructible and in many cases brings us close to that athlete. I am sure many of you have had a clavicle fracture or a meniscal tear. If you have not, I would bet you know someone who has had one of the two injuries.   Are athletes treated differently than non professional athletes , in many cases no, in other cases absolutely. Patrick Kane sustained a fracture of his left clavicle.  The clavicle is the bone in your upper chest that connects your sternum (breast bone) to your shoulder. It is a bone that gives the arm a solid point of support, this support allows the arm to move in many more directions than the typical joint. The clavicle will fracture when a couple of things happen. One is obvious a direct blow to the clavicle can cause a fracture. More commonly it is fractured in a fall on to the shoulder where the pressure and weight of the body caus...  

Google confirms Android Pay: a mobile payments layer 'anybody can build on'

Google has announced that it's working on a new mobile payments framework named Android Pay. Speaking at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Google exec Sundar Pichai confirmed that this would not be a new product for users, but an "API layer" that allows other companies to support secure payments on Android in both physical stores and via apps. "We are doing it in a way in which anybody else can build a payments service on top of Android," said Pichai. "So, in places like China and Africa we hope that people will use Android Pay to build innovative services." Android Pay will support NFC and biometrics Although Pichai did not explain the details of Android Pay to any great degree, he claimed it would "start with NFC" and eventually accommodate biometric sensors as well. Presumably, this would mean working with fingerprint scanners such as those built into Samsung's Galaxy flagship smartphones — a security measure familiar to users of Apple Pay. Google and Samsung are on "different timelines," says Pichai Pichai also confirmed that Google Wallet would continue as a separate service to Android Pay, albeit one reliant on Android Pay's framework. Pichai also side-stepped a question about whether Android Pay was a rival to mobile payments systems such as Samsung's, saying that the two companies were on "slightly different timelines" and that they would "work closely [together] to see how we can align [with them]." Plenty of questions remain as to how exactly And...  


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