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2010-10-01 13:57:38

Patient empowerment for prevention of twins after in vitro fertilisation: randomized controlled trial A strategy to encourage single embryo transfer after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) could be an important tool to prevent multiple pregnancies and their associated complications, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Deciding how many embryos should be transferred after IVF is a complex problem. The transfer of only one embryo will prevent a multiple pregnancy and the risk of complications...

2010-09-21 13:10:00

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fertility patients who don't get pregnant on their first try at in vitro fertilization (IVF) will get a second chance for free at Pacific Reproductive Center (PRC), under a new program the fertility clinic announced today. "Many patients have little or no insurance coverage for assisted reproductive technology and often perceive the highest quality fertility treatments to be beyond their reach," said Rifaat Salem M.D., Ph.D., Medical Director and...

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2010-09-03 14:17:26

Stephenville study compares conventional AI with embryo transfer By: Robert Burns, Texas AgriLife News Think you're uncomfortable in the extreme Texas summer heat? Try being an ovulating 1,200-pound mother cow. Studies have shown that heat-stressed dairy cows suffer from damage to their ovarian follicles. Moreover, the eggs produced by the damaged follicles may also be damaged, said Dr. Todd Bilby, Texas AgriLife Extension Service dairy specialist. Worse, after becoming heat-stressed, other...

2010-08-24 12:08:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (RSC) is hoping to recruit 150 women suffering from uterine fibroids, benign tumors that can cause extreme pain and infertility. Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors or growths in the wall of the uterus. The cause of uterine fibroid tumors is unknown. Fifty percent of all women develop these tumors during their lifetime. In fact, uterine fibroids are the most common medical condition for...

2010-07-26 12:08:35

Thirty-two years ago today, the world's first baby was born after in vitro fertilisation. However, the work that led to the birth of Louise Brown on 25 July 1978 had to be privately funded after the UK's Medical Research Council decided in 1971 against providing the Cambridge physiologist Robert Edwards and the Oldham gynaecologist Patrick Steptoe with long-term financial support. Today, an intriguing paper published in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1]...

2010-07-01 13:30:41

Europe leads the world in Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) with most cycles initiated in the region, the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today (Wednesday 30 June). According to data presented by the European IVF Monitoring Group (EIM), 479,288 treatment cycles were reported in 32 European countries in 2007 . This compares globally with 142,435 cycles from the US and 56,817 cycles from Australia and New Zealand. "The number of cycles...

2010-06-23 03:57:00

REGENSBURG, Germany, June 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Ninety Per Cent of all IVF Centers Record Reproductive Treatments With RecDate Advance Dr. Klaus Buhler, President of the German IVF Register, has reported the one-millionth treatment cycle in reproductive medicine recorded by the IVF Register in Germany this year. Presently, ninety per cent of all centers for in-vitro fertilization (IVF) in Germany collect data from reproductive treatments using RecDate Advance by Merck...

2010-06-09 21:09:46

Why funding of assisted reproduction is sound fiscal policy Children conceived by Medically Assisted Reproduction (MAR) have fiscal implications for government both in terms of future government spending and tax revenue. Based on public funding to conceive a MAR child - after factoring in education, future health and pension costs, and future tax contributions of this child - the discounted net tax revenue (the difference between future government spending and tax revenue) of a child born in...

2010-05-26 11:51:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Spurred by recent research, northern California fertility specialists are edging away from traditional infertility treatment - artificial insemination - saying newer IVF technology costs less and works better in the long run, saving many patients time, money, and heartache. Intrauterine insemination (IUI or artificial insemination) was popular for decades because it's a relatively simple procedure with fewer side effects and costs compared to IVF....

2010-04-26 15:45:00

MARGATE, Fla., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- While Hollywood portrayals of parenting may be far from realistic, south Florida fertility doctors say that a new Jennifer Lopez movie does indeed parallel a major social trend in single Florida women choosing to give birth as single parents, including those who do not have a male partner, same sex couples, and others. In "The Back Up Plan," Lopez plays a single woman who begins her family through intrauterine insemination (IUI) with anonymous...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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