297 Views no discussions Sperm (file photo)LYON, France (AFP) – French researchers said Thursday they had patented a method to create sperm using stem cells harvested from infertile men – though they do not know if the lab-fabricated seed actually works.The team hailed their technique as a step towards solving male infertility, but admitted it would take several years before the “quality” of the sperm will be confirmed.The method, patented in June, took 20 years to refine, said the researchers from Kallistem biotech company in Lyon, east France.It involved recreating, outside the human body, the fluid in which seminiferous tubules — the tiny structures where sperm cells are formed in the male testes – can survive.They used it to coax rat, monkey and then human sperm cells from spermatogonia, immature cells that become eggs or sperm. The process is complex, and takes about 72 hours.The sperm are “morphologically normal” (normal-looking), the researchers said. It is not known whether the tiny cells are up to the job of creating babies.The next step, the team said, is to try and give life to rats with rat sperm created using the method.“We must see if the baby rats are normal, whether they are able to reproduce,” project member Philippe Durand told journalists in Lyon.Then there will be a battery of tests with the lab-manufactured human sperm, to compare it to ordinary sperm, and finally clinical trials.The work has not yet been validated through publication in a peer-reviewed science journal.But the team said in a statement their work “opens the way for therapeutic avenues that have been eagerly awaited by clinicians for many years.”“From a testicular biopsy in these infertile men, the scientists will be able to obtain spermatozoa in vitro,” said the statement.However, Nathalie Rives, an infertility expert from Rouen in northern France, cautioned: “We are not there yet”.“Before this technique can find any practical application, it must be proven to work with (cells) from the testes of prepubescent boys and men who have trouble generating sperm,” she told AFP.In August 2011, scientists in Kyoto said they had successfully coaxed sperm cells from mouse embryonic stem cells. Share HealthInternationalLifestylePrint Scientists create human sperm in lab, but does it work? by: Associated Free Press – September 17, 2015 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!
The BMS Wrestling team fell just five points shy of Madison on Tuesday night losing the match 54-49.The Bulldogs jumped out to a 10-0 lead after Tacoma Nicholas added 4 points with a 12-2 Major decision followed by a 6 point forfeit win for Otto Hund. The Bulldogs then lost the next two matches by pin giving Madison a 12-10 lead. The Bulldogs then won the next three matches swinging the score back in their favor 28-12. Kyan Scott received a forfeit for 6 points. Mason Neeley led in his match when his opponent was injured and unable to continue giving the Dogs an additional 6 points. Alex Murphy then pinned his opponent adding 6 more points. The next two matches both went to forfeits. The first being a double forfeit by both teams, and the second being in favor of Madison. The score was 28-18 when Bobby Weiler took the mat and pinned his opponent, then Vonley Hund followed with another pin bringing the score to 40-18 Bulldogs. The Bulldogs then hit a dry spell with six straight losses which now put Madison ahead 48-40. Chase Hamilton added a decision win and Brandon Manning picked up a forfeit win, but it was not enough to pass the Madison Bears. Madison won the final match of the evening by forfeit making the final score 54-49 Madison.Several wrestlers had a second match for the evening in JV competition. Kyan Scott added a win to his record with a 14-7 decision. Mason Neeley got his second win for the night with a pin. Aaron Norman and Chase Hamilton both had pin victories in their match ups, and Bobby Weiler and Vonley Hund both got their second straight pins of the evening.The BMS Wrestling team will face the Trojans at Sunman Dearborn on Thursday starting at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Bob Weiler Jr.
Loading… “Hirving Lozano is training well now and I am giving him a chance in return. He has this incredible pace, we should put him in a position to give his best. He had chances to score today and I hope he’ll get them next time.” Napoli no longer have Maurizio Sarri, but have retained the kind of quick-passing football that Gattuso as a player was not associated with. “In my first few years when I was playing against the Spanish teams that passed it around and around, it’d drive me crazy,” confessed the former Milan midfielder. read also:Gattuso admits top Napoli stars may be sold “I was on my own trying to press them and they’d leave me like piggy in the middle. When the game ended, I’d say we were playing a whole different sport in Italy, but now football has changed here too and there are many teams with a great passing game. “I see football differently now to when I was a player. I like to keep possession and run few risks.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Gennaro Gattuso won’t rule out Napoli pushing Atalanta for a top-four finish and admits he would’ve hated playing against his current squad. ‘I see football differently now.’ Napoli manager Gennaro Gattuso The Partenopei continued their impressive march up the table with a 3-1 win over SPAL, decided by Dries Mertens, Jose Callejon and Amin Younes. “We cannot do any more than this,” said Gattuso in his press conference when asked about Napoli’s Champions League ambitions. “Atalanta are hardly a surprise by this point. They’ve been doing well for years, we still have an important trip to Bergamo coming up, but we don’t know if that will be enough.” Callejon found the net, but although he has agreed to see out the rest of the season, he won’t renew his contract for next term. “I am glad that Callejon signed on to finish the season, because he gave so much to this club and he couldn’t leave this way. He always works hard and the President (Aurelio De Laurentiis) took a step forward too, promising to pay the insurance until August.
By Edward AnschutzGREEN BAY, Wis. – Evan Madden will have his 2015 Wolfe Racing Chassis IMCA Sunoco Stock Car on display for the Monster Truck show at the Resch Center in Green Bay this weekend.Madden’s crew chief Brenan Parkos, who is a professional quad racer, was approached by Monster Jam promoters in search of what Wisconsin fans are into.The answer was easy for Parkos: “Dirt track racing!”Madden will have his black and green racing machine on display for the three Monster Jam shows Friday and Saturday, April 11-12. He is rumored to have a few hot laps in store for the crowd.“This is a bucket list for me, I’ve been a huge Grave Digger fan since I was a kid and I’m looking forward to seeing that monster truck up close while getting my sponsors some extra exposure,” Madden said. “They gave me free passes and full access to anywhere I want to go. That’s pretty cool.”Madden is planning on racing full-time at Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay in 2015.“I haven’t raced at the Hill in a few years. Seeing how strong Dave Bouche, Shawn Havel and Charlie Kroll have been, we’ll have our work cut out for us. Add in Rod Snellenberger and we’ll have one of the toughest Stock Car fields in Wisconsin,” he said.Madden is the only Thunderhill driver to hold feature wins in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds. He hopes to add IMCA Stock Car feature winner to that list of accomplishments.Opening night at Thunderhill is slated for Saturday April 25. IMCA-sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Hobby Stocks, along with street stocks and thunder trucks, will compete on the 1/3rd mile bullring.Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m.
The Royals have become the bookies’ favourite for the drop following an emotional week in which boss Brian McDermott and his assistant Nigel Gibbs left the club. The Reading players were left shocked by the news, with Dolan revealing morale had initially been “floored”, as owner Anton Zingarevich sought to turn the club’s fortunes around. With a replacement still to be courted and time running out the odds are, however, stacking up against the club. “I’ve asked for focus. We’ve got a Premier League to stay in and that’s our goal now,” Dolan said. Following a weekend in which their immediate relegation rivals all won – including Wigan’s stunning FA Cup quarter-final success at Everton – their five-game losing streak in all competitions has arguably left them as the most vulnerable of the bottom clubs. With nine games remaining Reading are four points adrift of safety, ahead of the resurgent QPR on goals scored only, while they are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league in 2013. It hardly gets any easier for them either with a horror fixture list sending them to champions-in-waiting Manchester United on Saturday, before a trip to Arsenal immediately after the international break. Even if the new manager is installed before then no Premier League club has survived the drop when replacing their boss in March. It is grim reading for the fans at the Madejski Stadium but Dolan is determined to keep spirits high. He added: “There are nine games to go to stay up. We have a realistic target to stay in this league. To do that we need to climb two places in nearly a quarter of the season. “We have to be clear about what we want to do. I am positive we can stay up – 100 per cent positive. The players were floored at the start of the week but they realise the importance for the club. We need to be in the Barclays Premier League next year. “It is in everyone’s interests from the owner, the board, the players, and Brian and Nigel to stay in the Premier League. If we do that then they’ll get even more credit.” Reading caretaker manager Eamonn Dolan has warned his players they cannot afford to feel sorry for themselves if they want to avoid relegation from the Barclays Premier League. Press Association
Sophomore forward Derek Stepan scored a goal and had two assists Saturday afternoon as the Badgers took down the top-seeded Pioneers in a matchup for 3rd place. UW will be headed back to the Xcel Energy Center Friday for the opening round of the NCAAs.[/media-credit]ST. PAUL, Minn. — Wisconsin didn’t leave the Twin Cities with what it wanted. But the Badgers return to Madison with what they needed.Despite a tough loss 2-0 to St. Cloud State in the semifinal of the WCHA Final Five, Wisconsin dominated top-ranked Denver in the third-place game, 6-3. The win sealed UW’s position as a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament, and Wisconsin will return to St. Paul this weekend for the West Regional.While the Badgers did not attain their goal of winning the Broadmoor Trophy — awarded to the conference playoff champion — they did finish the tournament on a high note. UW turned in one of its better performances of the season in beating DU, leading 3-0 after the first period and by as much as 5-1 later in the game.It was a stark contrast to the two poor periods the Badgers turned in against St. Cloud State. UW came out right away against DU and performed more like the squad head coach Mike Eaves wanted to see at this point in the season.“That was a display of it, yes. We hadn’t had that in a while,” Eaves said. “We’ve played OK and found ways to win games, but we looked fresh; we looked sharp; we looked on top of our game. It looked like we were firing on all cylinders at that point.”It only took 11 minutes to chase WCHA Player of the Year Marc Cheverie from goal, as he was pulled immediately after Blake Geoffrion tipped in a Derek Stepan shot on the power play. Cheverie was beaten by a Stepan wrister for the second goal and allowed Ben Street to knock in a loose puck just 2:21 into the game.“I don’t think Marc was sharp. Marc has been our best player and he’s won games for us even when we haven’t played well in front of him,” DU head coach George Gwozdecky said. “It was more to keep him from getting shelled than anything else; we have to have him ready for next weekend.”Denver would pull to within 5-3 after goals by Jesse Martin and Nate Dewhurst early in the third period. But Wisconsin continued to pressure offensively and play aggressive defense until Michael Davies scored at 16:16 in the third to effectively end the game.The game boiled down to the dominant first period the Badgers played. UW outshot DU 18-10 and was stifling on defense and in sync on offense.Geoffrion was credited with the eventual game-winner, getting his second goal of the game in the second period.“I think just overall as a group, we were more ready to go,” Street said. “We knew we needed retribution from our performance the night before.”As well as the Badgers started Saturday, they were largely lethargic until the third period in Friday’s loss. St. Cloud State’s Ryan Lasch got a late power-play goal in the second period to give the Huskies the win, and Travis Novak got an empty netter with 56 seconds in the game to ensure SCSU advanced to the championship game.And while UW was able to crush the conference’s best goaltender in Cheverie, it couldn’t solve Mike Lee, SCSU’s inconsistent freshman netminder.“I thought we got some traffic (in front). It was almost like the puck hit him, instead of him making saves, for a few of them from the point,” UW defenseman Brendan Smith said. “I think he played really well, but sometimes [being] lucky is also part of the game, and I think he had a little bit of Irish in him there.”While the shots on goal totals for both teams were deadlocked at 17 after two periods, Wisconsin finally kicked its offense into gear in the third. UW outshot SCSU 20-5 in that period, but the Badgers were unable to get anything past Lee. Wisconsin didn’t do itself any favors either, missing some open nets and whiffing on solid scoring chances.The game was stopped for around 20 minutes after a scare about halfway through the third frame, as SCSU forward Garrett Roe went flying headfirst into the boards. Roe was carried off in a stretcher as a precaution, but The St. Cloud Times reported he returned to the team hotel in good condition.While UW was able to use Roe’s absence to mount its final offensive flurry, Lee came up time and time again, marking just the second time this season the Badgers were shutout.“As all us coaches know, when a goaltender puts in a performance like that, it’s pretty easy,” SCSU head coach Bob Motzko said.
With the first half of their Pac-12 schedule in the books, the USC women’s volleyball team has overcome early struggles to post a five-game winning streak and regain the confidence which they used to dominate their opponents. But as they embark on a four-game road trip and begin the second half of competition, the Women of Troy are by no means out of the woods yet.The No.6 ranked Women of Troy start an important trip in the desert this weekend, squaring off against Arizona State on Friday night before a bout with Arizona on Sunday morning. Though the Sun Devils (15-10) and Wildcats (12-11) are both above .500 overall, they have struggled in Pac-12 competition, posting identical 4-8 records.Head Coach Mick Haley stressed not only the importance of winning on the road, but also avoiding complacency.“Winning on the road is extremely important for us, because we have six of our ten matches on the road in the second round,” Haley said. “Arizona State was not happy that they lost here, and [the coach] vowed that they’d give us a great battle this time, so we have to take that seriously and prepare for that.”Coming into last weekend, the Women of Troy simply wanted to get better, and they accomplished that with consecutive wins over Washington and Washington State. More importantly, the five-set victory over the Huskies was revenge for the sweep the Women of Troy suffered on their trip to Washington, one of their three Pac-12 losses this season.“I thought it was a good performance. When we left Washington, we felt like we should have won, even though they beat us 3-0,” Haley said. “We felt like we weren’t in sync, and we made too many errors here to win it 3-0. But we kept gaining more and more confidence as the match progressed, so I think winning in five games is fine.”The Women of Troy twice overcame deficits to win Friday’s match, taking the final two sets to turn back a 2-1 hole (23-25, 25-22, 22-25, 25-23, 15-10). Freshman outside hitter Samantha Bricio put on another outstanding performance, registering a career-high 30 kills along with 12 digs for her seventh double-double. Sophomore setter Hayley Crone notched 51 assists and junior libero Natalie Hagglund recorded a career-high 34 digs to anchor the defense.USC made quick work of a weaker Washington State team Saturday, winning 25-13, 25-17, 25-18 for its 15th sweep of the season. This time, it was outside hitter Sara Shaw’s turn to shine, as the junior recorded a career-high 18 kills and attacked at a .643 clip without any errors.“Washington was definitely a tough match, but I think it was good that it went five games, because we hadn’t played one like that all year,” Shaw said. “Washington State also came out and played hard, and I think the wins are good for our confidence as we go on the road.”Haley believes that the upcoming road games are crucial to the season.“The most important thing is that we have to take these games seriously and prepare for them well,” Haley said. “Winning on the road is an entirely different situation, and these teams are going to put forth a much better effort, so we need to prepare adequately.”The Women of Troy will conclude their road trip next weekend with matches against Utah and Colorado.
Alexandre Lacazette’s late equaliser extended Arsenal’s unbeaten run to 13 games and gave them a hard-earned 1-1 draw in a thrilling encounter with Liverpool at Emirates Stadium, yesterday.James Milner’s powerful strike just after the hour, drilled home after Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno’s clearance rebounded off Rob Holding, looked to have put unbeaten Liverpool on course for victory.Lacazette, however, had other ideas and drew the Gunners level eight minutes from time with a superb finish on the turn after he had taken the ball away from Liverpool keeper Alisson. The point puts Liverpool back on top of the Premier League but they will feel hard done by after a first-half strike from Sadio Mane was incorrectly ruled out for offside, while Virgil van Dijk hit the post with a header and forced a fine save from Leno after the break.Arsenal’s persistence deserved reward despite those escapes and their display confirmed their development under new manager Unai Emery.Despite Arsenal’s unbeaten run, questions remained unanswered about the new Emery regime, no matter how impressive their results since defeats in their opening Premier League games at home to Manchester City and away at Chelsea.It was felt Liverpool’s potent attack would provide their most severe test – and to come through against Jurgen Klopp’s unbeaten side with a point will do wonders for belief and self-confidence.Arsenal still have much to do to catch Liverpool but Emery’s era is in its infancy and there was much to admire about the Gunners – even though they got lucky with the first-half offside call that saw Mane’s goal ruled out for offside.They showed real urgency in the first half to shade an enthralling first 45 minutes but arguably even more satisfying will be the manner in which they dug in to rescue a point after Milner put Liverpool ahead and Klopp’s side looked in the mood to finish Arsenal off.Arsenal, with Lucas Torreira a fine addition and Lacazette a force up front, stuck to their task and were rewarded with a point.They remain a work in progress but in a match many felt would see the new Arsenal’s flaws exposed, Emery and his players can regard this as a highly satisfactory result and performance.Emery’s own urgency in the technical area transmits itself to the stands with, especially during the first half, a thunderous atmosphere in a place that seemed to have forgotten how to enjoy its football last season.Arsenal’s supporters gave their team a warm reception at the final whistle and will have seen enough to confirm that Emery is on the right lines after succeeding Wenger.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Alaexander Lacazette beats Liverpool k … sson before netting the equalizer
Granit Xhaka fired too close to Alisson from a well-worked corner, but the Brazilian international was fortunate when he rushed from his goal and was beaten to a floated cross by Henrikh Mkhitaryan, whose header drifted inches wide.However, Liverpool also had plenty of chances in a thrilling first half that somehow lacked only goals.A dubious offside decision denied Sadio Mane the opening goal and Virgil van Dijk twice should have scored when he was first repelled by Bernd Leno and then flicked a header against the post with the German ‘keeper caught flapping.Leno didn’t get so lucky with his next mistake as he palmed Mane’s dangerous cross back into the heart of the box and Milner drilled into the unguarded net.However, Leno made amends with a fingertip stop to again deny Van Dijk and Liverpool a crucial second following a towering header from a corner.And Emery’s decision to sacrifice Aubameyang rather than Lacazette with his substitutions was vindicated when the French international kept his composure to brilliantly curl into the far corner after being forced wide by Alisson.Both sides poured forward in a frantic finale, but Klopp’s decision to withdraw Mohamed Salah for Joel Matip in stoppage time showed the German was happy to protect Liverpool’s unbeaten league start.A return of five points from a possible nine from visits to Chelsea, Spurs and Arsenal is already a drastic improvement on Liverpool’s record of a single point from away games against top six opposition last season.Yet, even that upturn may not be enough to keep pace with a City side showing no let-up after romping to the title with 100 points.Share on: WhatsApp Main man LacazetteLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Alexandre Lacazette extended Arsenal’s unbeaten run to 14 games and dealt a blow to Liverpool’s quest to win the Premier League for the first time in nearly three decades by salvaging a 1-1 draw at the Emirates on Saturday.James Milner’s opener just after the hour mark looked set to send Jurgen Klopp’s men three points clear of champions Manchester City, who host Southampton on Sunday, at the top of the table.However, that lead is now a solitary point as Lacazette struck eight minutes from time to give the hosts a well-deserved point from an enthralling encounter.After a baptism of fire in defeats to City and Chelsea in his first two matches as Arsenal’s first new manager for 22 years, Unai Emery has impressively put his stamp on the Gunners.However, in a run of 12 wins and a draw before Liverpool’s visit, Arsenal hadn’t faced any side that finished ahead of them in Arsene Wenger’s last season.In contrast to their last visit to the Emirates when they conceded three times in five minutes, Liverpool needed to show their new-found defensive resolve as a confident Arsenal started the brighter.Alisson Becker spread himself well to block from Lacazette before Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s deflected effort from the edge of the area flew just wide.
Tom Brady has made it official.Days after announcing his “football journey will take place elsewhere,” the now ex-Patriots quarterback has formally signed a deal to play with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.