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2010-10-21 13:56:00

DENVER, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today its physicians are using an embryo screening technique that allows the infertility clinic to achieve in-vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates for women ages 38 to 42 with chromosomally normal (euploid) embryos that are as good as the rates generally achieved by women 37 years old and under. "It is as if we are turning back the biological clock for these women," said William Schoolcraft,...

2010-03-10 14:13:00

DENVER, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- William Schoolcraft, MD, and fellow physicians at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM), have authored the definitive guide for people facing fertility challenges. "If At First You Don't Conceive" is being published on March 16, 2010 by Rodale Books. "Being told you have a fertility problem isn't dissimilar from being told you have cancer," said Dr. Schoolcraft. "The book I wrote, with my clinic colleagues, is designed to save millions of...

2009-10-20 07:17:00

DENVER, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today a clinical pregnancy success rate of 77% for patients undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) with comprehensive chromosome screening (CCS), an ongoing IRB approved clinical study. The IVF pregnancy success rate is about 30% worldwide. In May of 2007, CCRM began the CCS study, which screens for all 23 pairs of chromosomes in a few cells removed from the embryo on day 5 or 6 of...

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2009-02-27 14:05:00

The financial crisis has resulted in an increasing number of women willing to sell their eggs at U.S. fertility clinics, with potential payments of up to $10,000, Reuters reported. One woman in New York City, who has been out of work since November, said she decided to sell her eggs because her bills were mounting up. Nicole Hodges, a 23-year-old actress, said she has been accepted as donor and is waiting to be chosen by a couple. "I'm still paying off college. I have credit card bills and,...

2008-07-30 15:01:17

The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today an increase in in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates to 80 percent from its Institutional Review Board-approved clinical preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) study involving comprehensive screening of all 23 pairs of chromosomes on day five embryos (blastocysts). In May 2007, CCRM commenced this innovative, world first clinical study, which screens for all 23 pairs of chromosomes on a few cells removed from the...


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  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
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This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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