New studies by Swedish researchers at institutions including the University of Gothenburg and Karolinska Institutet question the notion that infertility can be treated with stem cells.
Whether or not infertility can be treated with stem cells has been a matter of debate for many years. The classic theory is based on the idea that the eggs a woman has are the ones she has had from birth, but there are researchers who claim that stem cell research could lead to the creation of new eggs. If so, this would mean that infertile women, such as those who have entered the menopause, could be given new eggs. These new research studies have been published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).