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Replicating a GWAS: two novel candidate markers for oligospermia in Greek population

Genome-wide association studies have paved the way for the discovery of new markers regarding many diseases, including male infertility. A previous study on Caucasians highlighted 172 polymorphisms for their putative association with male infertility and we attempted to replicate these findings on our dataset comprising of Greek male individuals (n = 360). We retrieved 59 out of […]

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What leads the spermatozoa towards the egg?

Spermatogenesis is one of the most complex processes in humans, involving many genes and even more signaling pathways. After the process of spermatogenesis is completed, the newly produced spermatozoa must travel a relatively long distance in order to be able to fertilize the egg. But how exactly do the spermatozoa know the right direction?  It […]

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Healthy sperm and lifestyle

It is now widely known how much fertility and its disorders affect couples around the world. But is it easy to maintain sperm health?Researchers at the Mayo clinic conducted a research that focused firstly on what affects and alters sperm quality and subsequently, ways to improve its quality.More specifically, it is essential for every man […]

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What does TERATOSPERMIA mean

What does TERATOSPERMIA mean?What does ASTHENOSPERMIA mean?What does OLIGOSPERMIA mean?What does AZOOSPERMIA mean?What does NORMOSPERMIA mean? The above definitions may sound scary, but they are nothing more than sperm conditions. More specifically, a large percentage of men have been tested for their sperm quality in their lifetime. The seminogram, the test that gives us specific […]

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Male fertility and COVID-19

COVID-19 is now a worldwide emergency as it has affected millions of people. But what about the reproductive potential of males that have undergone COVID-19 infection? It is known that the virus’ entrance to the human body is through the ACE2 receptors, a molecule that is found to be enriched in testis and more specifically […]

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Training procedure

On Thursday 20/9/2018, at the premises of the Assisted Reproduction unit, Embryolab, the Genetic laboratory – BIOZ conducted a training session to pass on expertise to members of Embryolab, in which Embryolab’s staff showed a keen interest, taking a very active part in the proceedings. BIOZ presented techniques involving the isolating or extracting of genomic […]

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PRESS CONFERENCE

Thessaloniki, 19 September 2018 In light of the fact that low fertility affects 15% of couples, bringing with it a series of problems which impact on couples’ psychology with its concomitant serious social and economic repercussions, ΒΙΟΖ – The Laboratory of Genetics at the University of Thessaly – in collaboration with the assisted reproduction unit, […]

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Official start

The project was pre-approved in November 2017. On 4 June 2018, the General Secretariat for Research and Technology officially announced the inclusion of the project in the State Aid Action as a part of the call ‘RESEARCH-CREATE-INNOVATE under the code IIS 2076 in the Operational Programme ‘Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation’.

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