The coordinators of the project:
Doctor of Science, prof. Petrushko M.P.
Ph.D. Yurchuk T.
Relevance of the problem: military aggression and its consequences have a negative impact on the current childbearing activity of the population. In such conditions, the value of each birth increases, and the preservation of the reproductive health of potential parents becomes a national priority for the reproduction of the human potential of Ukraine.
During hostilities, military personnel may suffer physical, chemical, and psychological injuries, which in turn may cause a disorder of spermatogenesis and impaired reproductive function.
In order to preserve the genetic potential of the family, to ensure post-traumatic parenthood, it is necessary to create a state cryobank of reproductive cells of representatives of particularly dangerous professions.
Scientific and technical progress in biology and medicine and, first of all, the development of reproductive cryobiology allow in practice to ensure the high quality of frozen-thawed gametes for the preservation of the gene pool of the family and the birth of healthy offspring. In many cases, it is necessary to improve cryopreservation techniques to improve the quality characteristics of thawed sperm. Cryopreservation is aimed at preserving sperm and obtaining, after freezing and rewarming, ejaculate with properties as close as possible to native ones. At the same time, the structural and functional state of sperm depends on the choice of the cryopreservation mode and the type of cryoprotectants. According to the WHO, the quality of men’s sperm deteriorates every year, so methods are needed to improve the quality of cryopreserved sperm.
The goal of the project is the development of cryopreservation technology taking into account sperm cryoresistance markers and the creation of a cryobank of reproductive cells of men in particularly dangerous professions.
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