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2009-06-30 11:49:31

Women with cystic fibrosis can have fertility treatment to help them have babies without any long-term adverse effects on either themselves or their children, according to new research presented at the 25th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amsterdam today (Tuesday).Until relatively recently, cystic fibrosis (CF) was a death sentence and most people with the disease died by the time they reached their teenage years. Now, this is no longer the case,...

2009-06-30 11:14:44

 Transferring just one embryo at a time to a woman's womb after embryos have undergone preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and freezing at the blastocyst stage has become a real option after researchers achieved pregnancy rates that were as good as those for blastocysts that had not had a cell removed for PGD before freezing. Their results mean that it will be possible to reduce the number of multiple pregnancies after PGD and the consequent complications associated with these...

2009-06-29 09:06:17

Analysis of the longest running ICSI programme in the United States has found reassuring evidence that babies born from frozen embryos fertilised via ICSI (intracytoplasmic sperm injection) do just as well as those born from frozen embryos fertilised via standard IVF treatment.The researchers also compared babies born as a result of cycles in which the women had additional hormone medication with babies born as a result of unmedicated, natural cycles, and, although they found a slightly...

2009-06-29 09:02:16

A new test examining chromosomes in human eggs a few hours after fertilisation can identify those that are capable of forming a healthy baby, a researcher told the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Monday 29 June). Dr. Elpida Fragouli, from the Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Oxford, UK, and Reprogenetics UK, said that her team's work had already enabled seven ongoing pregnancies in a group of older women with a...

2009-06-16 09:30:00

Reverse medical tourism driven by donor egg availability and lower cost, innovative IVF financing options ROCKVILLE, Md., June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More and more couples from the United Kingdom are crossing the ocean for donor egg treatment at Shady Grove Fertility Center (www.shadygrovefertility.com), the Washington/Baltimore area's largest in vitro fertilization (IVF) and fertility clinic. More than five dozen British patients received IVF treatment there last year, which was a...

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2009-06-05 06:40:00

Internationally, the use of assisted reproduction technology, or ART, has become an increasingly accepted means of helping people to surmount infertility problems.  However, a new report shows that as the frequency of such procedures increases, so too do certain complications associated with them, one of the most common of which is multiple births. "There was no real surprise in the trends, which are consistent with previous trends," said Dr. Jacques de Mouzon of Bicetre Hospital in...

2009-05-28 11:36:07

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is responsible for an estimated 219,000 to 246,000 babies born each year worldwide according to an international study. The study also finds that the number of ART procedures is growing steadily: in just two years (from 2000 to 2002) ART activity increased by more than 25%.The study, which is published online today (Thursday 28 May) in Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1], gives figures and estimates for the year 2002,...

2009-04-28 08:37:00

MDs Debate Effectiveness of 'Micro IVF,' also referred to as 'Mini IVF' or 'Minimal Stimulation IVF' at FertilityTies.com LOS ANGELES, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Several esteemed reproductive endocrinologists are now weighing in at FertilityTies.com on the subject of the new "Micro IVF," also called "Mini IVF" or "Minimal Stimulation IVF." FertilityTies is the only comprehensive online community and social network providing 24-7-365 support on fertility matters, connecting members with peers...

2009-03-31 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Fertility Center is pleased to announce its 50th child delivered after using preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). Recent media attention about "designer babies" mentioned PGD and PGS. The use of this science for such "futuristic" action should not diminish the value and purpose for which it is used today. Pacific Fertility Center is proud to have been a pioneer in the true science and beneficial...

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2009-03-25 14:20:00

A single embryo implant is cheaper and more effective than using two or more embryos at one time, according to a Finnish study published on Wednesday. The new findings appear to challenge previous notions that the method of implanting multiple embryos during in-vitro fertilization is the most effective approach to helping a woman become pregnant. "This is the first study to evaluate the cumulative effect of fresh cycles with subsequent cycles using frozen-thawed embryos in a complete,...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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