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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,...

2009-03-24 08:42:01

Many couples who have trouble conceiving a child have turned to a process known as in vitro fertilization. The resulting embryos are then transferred back into the woman or placed in storage. More than 400,000 embryos are currently in storage in the United States. The quality of the egg is often the single greatest factor in the viability of the embryo, yet fertility experts lack a good method for assessing the eggs.Barry Behr, PhD, HCLD, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at...

2009-03-11 16:16:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The recent delivery of octuplets in Los Angeles was a dramatic outcome of fertility therapy, but the drama should not obscure the risk of high-order multiple pregnancy. As we all know, high-order multiple pregnancy is not a desirable outcome, with risk for mother and babies. With good fertility care and good clinical judgment, such risks are mostly preventable. Pacific Fertility Center has been taking steps to minimize the risk of multiple...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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