2017 Holiday Hours

In observance of the upcoming Holidays, Ansh Labs will be closed on the following business days: Thursday, November 23 Friday, November 24 Monday, December 25 To ensure that shipments are not delayed in transit over the holidays, we will ship on certain days as follows: Thanksgiving Week (Nov 20-24) – shipping on 20th & 21st … [Read more…]

2016 Endo Society Scientific Posters

Novel Specific ELISAs for all Inhibins, Activins and their Binding Proteins FST and FSTL3 Inhibins and activins are protein complexes belonging to TGF-β superfamily of growth factors. Originally identified in gonadal tissues, inhibins and activins were primarily considered as gonadal hormones. As indicated by their names, inhibins and activins exhibit opposite functions. While activin enhances … [Read more…]

Folliculogenesis Educational Graphic

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Ansh Labs’ research and discovery team is exploring the interplay of the various hormones that are involved in follicle recruitment, maturation, and dominant follicle selection. We specialize in the development of antibodies and immunoassays for TGF-ß superfamily hormones, biomarkers of cardiometabolic diseases, insulin-like growth factors, etc. Click on the image below to view our latest educational … [Read more…]

Finalists in ICE/ENDO Oral Presentations in Reproductive Science

Ansh Labs extends our congratuations to all the finalists participating in the Oral Presentations in Reproductive Science at the 2014 ICE / Endocrine Society meeting!  For 2015, we are excited that the Endocrine Society meeting will be held earlier in the year, between March 5-7.  Please join us in San Diego, California as we will again … [Read more…]

Mobile Phone Wallpapers of Ribbon Structures

Everyone loves neat wallpapers, right? We would like to share some ribbon structures that Dr. Marko Hyvonen of the University of Cambridge has developed for Follistatin, Inhibin and Activin. These images are sized for mobile phones (we are working on tablet sized images). In case you need a larger resolution for a presentation, let us know! … [Read more…]

Boy or Girl? Beyond X and Y

Boy or Girl? Beyond X and Y Insulin and insulin-like growth factors (IGFs) are hormones known for their role in metabolism and growth, but now scientists are elucidating their importance in another arena: sex determination. Researchers at the University of Geneva (UNIGE) found that in the absence of these factors at the time of sex … [Read more…]

Increased risk of Dementia among the elderly using Benzodiazepines

FROM: BMJ A positive correlation has been found between chronic users of Benzodiazepines and dementia by researchers at Universite’ Bordeaux Segalen in France. Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed in most countries to treat anxiety and insomnia for short periods of time, particularly among the elderly. Despite good practices and guidelines, many people take them for extended … [Read more…]

Fertility hope following Chemotherapy and Radiation for Cancer patients

FROM: Walter and Eliza Hall Institute Researchers from Walter and Eliza Hall Institute, Monash University, and Prince Henry’s institute of Medical Research have identified two specific proteins called PUMA and NOXA that cause egg cell death in the ovaries. When DNA of the egg cells are damaged following chemotherapy or radiation, PUMA and NOXA trigger … [Read more…]

Depression during pregnancy tied to premature births

FROM: Reuters by Amy Norton Amy Norton discusses a study in which researchers analyzed 14,000 pregnancies to determine the incidence of preterm deliveries that occurred in women who screened positive for clinical depression during pregnancy. While only 14% of women who screened positive for depression delivered preterm, 10% of women who did not screen positive … [Read more…]

Study Debunks ‘Andropause’ in Aging Men

FROM: the Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network by Bruce Jancin In this article by Bruce Jancin of the Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network, the often discussed age-related decline in testosterone and popularized concept of ‘andropause” is rejected. In a study of 1,382 males approximately 54 years of age who were followed over 5 years, testosterone … [Read more…]