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Placenta May Be a Source for Human Eggs

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Israeli researchers report that cells from the placenta may one day be used to produce human eggs for women who do not ovulate.Women who want to become pregnant but do not ovulate - whether because of premature menopause or some other condition - have few

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Past Member (0)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:03 am
Interesting. Thank you Beatrice

Beatrice B (112)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:09 am
In the future, however, thanks to Israeli research, it may be possible to generate human eggs from amniotic membrane cells taken from the placenta – the protective afterbirth normally discarded after a baby is born. The first-of-its-kind discovery was made by Technion-Israel Institute of Technology doctoral student Ayelet Evron under the mentorship of Dr. Eliezer Shalev, dean of the medical school and a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist at Emek Medical Center in Afula. The experiments were carried out with Dr. Shulamit Goldman of Emek Medical Center’s Laboratory for Research in Reproductive Sciences.

Pirjo Sundqvist (174)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:44 am
I think that pregnancy should not be a human right or responsibility either..there are just too many of us humans for this planet to carry...we need less human eggs not more!

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:36 am
This may be the answer for some of those women who want to become PG but can't for the reason given.

pirjo...I understand what you are saying but there are some women who prefer to have a child of their own...yes there are plenty of children in the world but if there is a woman who wants to have her own child if she can... do you not think that is her right!?

Gillian M (218)
Monday February 4, 2013, 12:58 pm
pirjo, I think that every woman has a right to have her own child, if she chooses, but no more than 2. I know women who are desperate for their own baby and were not able to have one despite treatment. It can destroy a life not to have one.

The Israelis, as usual, are world leaders in medical research. Stop treating them as evil and work with them to help produce the marvels that help save lives.

Beth S (330)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:48 pm
This is wonderful for all of the women who have not been able to conceive and desperately want a child.

Leave it to Israel to come up with such a fascinating approach.

Lee Hampton (15)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:52 pm
Pirjo, I definitely understand your sentiments.

You should especially express them to the Muslims of the world, who at this moment have a 2.2 BILLION population with many families having 5-8 children each.

People who want one or two to love and cherish, it's their right. How many do you have?

Patricia Martin (19)
Monday February 4, 2013, 7:54 pm
Thank you, Beatrice, for this informative article. This will offer many women hope.

Jay S (116)
Monday February 4, 2013, 10:43 pm
So many amazing things coming from this little country! This could be a boon for some, but hopefully they won't have more than one or two at the most children. We agree with Piro - there are just too many people on this tiny sick planet and all of our environmental woes are due to this fact.

Lee H, good point, but no one seems to have the courage to challenge this awful overpopulation for fear of being branded 'racists' or 'islamophobes', but they don't mind telling everyone else. Time they confronted the Islamic world's 7th century mindset and forced it into the modern world. If the Muslim world produced anything of benefit for humankind on the scale of the Israelis if would be one thing, but they don't seem to produce anything but more inbred children and suicide belts. Enough is enough.

Stan B (123)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:19 pm
Israel has made an amazing contribution in all aspects of human endeavour.

Tommy S (11)
Monday February 4, 2013, 11:52 pm
Israel a force for good
and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 12:52 am
We do have great scientists, don't we? Today is a good day, two pro Israel news items, and Obama will be visiting us on March 20th, very exciting...

paul m (93)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:16 am

Shalom Isreal...Noted..

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 2:52 am
For some reason I don't like it,

I don't like it at all.

Natalie S (13)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 7:04 am
I had no idea that scientific research in Israel is so advanced, although this particular development seems to be a number of years away from fruition. Thanks for sharing!

Paul Girardin (126)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 1:38 pm

Nelson Baker (0)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 3:18 pm
Thank you for the article.

Shirley B (5)
Wednesday February 6, 2013, 4:02 pm
Interesting. TY

Beatrice B (112)
Friday February 8, 2013, 7:52 am

One of Israel’s sources of pride is the enormous number of inventions and innovations that have taken root on its soil over 63 years — despite challenges of geography, size and diplomacy. The ever-churning Israeli mind has brought us drip irrigation, the cherry tomato, the electric car grid, the Disk-on-Key and much more.

Through December at the Bloomfield Science Museum in Jerusalem, 45 indispensable Israeli inventions are being displayed and demonstrated. Curator Varda Gur Ben-Sheetrit tells ISRAEL21c that hundreds of ingenious inventions were considered for Inventions, Inc., which offers visitors a chance to learn more and try their own hand at coming up with something new.

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