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2010-04-16 04:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Every year thousand of families are created with the assistance of in-vitro fertilization. Many of those newborns are twins. While some may see this as a double blessing, it is important to understand that there are many potential risks associated with multiple gestation. Statistics show that a higher percentage of twins are born prematurely. Premature birth can cause complications resulting in physical impairment, learning disabilities, and even...

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2010-04-12 13:18:11

Exposure to an increased level of air pollutants, especially nitrogen dioxide, has been associated with lower likelihoods of successful pregnancy among women undergoing in vitro fertilization, according to a team of fertility researchers. The team examined the outcomes of the first pregnancy attempt of 7,403 women undergoing IVF at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey, Pa.; Shady Grove Fertility, Rockville, Md.; and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New...

2010-02-25 08:00:00

PARSIPPANY, N.J. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Ferring Pharmaceuticals and Gene Security Network (GSN) announced that they have signed an agreement to conduct a clinical trial of GSN's advanced preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) technology, Parental Support(TM). The 11-center U.S. trial is designed to evaluate if GSN's PGD technology helps increase in vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates when using single cell embryo testing for an abnormal number of...

2010-02-09 16:45:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Fertility experts at the Reproductive Science Center of the Bay Area (RSC) announced they have launched a new program from IntegraMed geared toward easing the risk of infertility treatment for qualified women of ages 49 and younger who want to use their own eggs in order to achieve pregnancy. Older patients often require multiple cycles of in vitro fertilization (IVF) in order to have children with their own eggs and therefore frequently fail to...

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2010-01-19 09:45:00

Gently rocking embryos while they grow during in vitro fertilization (IVF) improves pregnancy rates in mice by 22 percent, new University of Michigan research shows. The procedure could one day lead to significantly higher IVF success rates in humans. Researchers built a device that imitates the motion that embryos experience in the body as they make their way down a mammal's oviduct (a woman's Fallopian tube) to the uterus. Currently in IVF, eggs are fertilized with sperm and left to grow...

2010-01-12 06:35:00

NORWOOD, Mass., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Biometrics(®), Inc., a metabolomics company developing novel clinical diagnostic tools for applications in personalized medicine, today announced it has completed a $12.5 million Series B financing. New investor Atlas Venture (Waltham, MA) led the round with participation from existing investors Safeguard Scientifics, Inc. (Wayne, PA), and Oxford Bioscience Partners (Boston, MA). The financing will allow the company to...

2009-12-03 13:58:50

It has been thought that men with non-obstructive azoospermia (NOA), a lack of sperm in the semen not caused by an obstruction within the reproductive system, are poor candidates for IVF. Now, researchers writing in the open access journal Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology have shown that sperm from men with NOA and obstructive azoospermia (OA) are equally capable of producing embryos. Nina Desai led a team of researchers from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation who carried out an in-depth...

2009-12-01 17:36:00

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Reproductive Partners Medical Group, Inc. announces their Elective Single Embryo Transfer (eSET) Encouragement Program to provide a financial incentive for patients with good embryo quality and a good prognosis for success to consider reducing the chance of twins by transferring a single embryo. The biggest issue in advanced reproductive technology today is reducing the number of multiple pregnancies, even twin pregnancies. In the early days...

2009-11-19 09:28:00

MELVILLE, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Long Island IVF, a full service medical practice offering fertility services and treatments to help patients achieve successful pregnancies, is now offering a new program to help couples limit the high costs of advanced fertility treatment. Through this program and a partnership with In Vitro Sciences, Long Island IVF's Financial Share Program will limit the amount of money couples pay for their comprehensive treatment plans and provide a guaranteed...

2009-11-09 14:43:00

SAN RAMON, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of a nationwide effort to reduce unnecessary multiple births resulting from fertility treatment, the Reproductive Science Center of the San Francisco Bay Area (RSC) has embraced revised guidelines issued this October by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) intended to limit the number of embryos that should be transferred during in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. "In the past 30 years that IVF has been available,...


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