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2008-07-25 12:30:00

A new report on fertility methods suggests that the transfer of a single embryo into the uterus decreases the number of twin pregnancies without adversely affecting pregnancy outcomes. The authors stated that recent efforts have focused on transferring fewer embryos as a means of reducing the rising rate of twin pregnancies. Similar pregnancy outcomes have been seen in other studies, but a lower rate of twin births, after the transfer of a single embryo in women under the age of 37 years. Dr....

2008-07-22 18:00:55

LEXINGTON, Mass., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- On the 30th anniversary of the birth of the world's first "test tube baby," Louise Brown of England, embryologists at one of the nation's largest in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics are conducting a clinical study aimed at the pursuit of a healthier human embryo with dramatically increased chances of full gestation to birth of a healthy baby. This month the Reproductive Science Center of New England partners with Molecular Biometrics, a...

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2008-07-09 09:05:00

A new study found frozen embryos are just as healthy as fresh embryos when it comes to weight, risk of birth defects, and premature deliveries. Danish researchers presented their findings Tuesday during a meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology. Researchers studied 19,000 babies, and discovered frozen embryos added no risk of birth defect because only the strongest survive the freezing and thawing process. Dr. Anja Pinborg, a researcher at the Copenhagen...

2008-07-07 12:00:16

BARCELONA, Spain and CHESTER, N.J., July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular Biometrics, LLC, a privately-held metabolomics company developing novel clinical tools for applications in personalized medicine to more accurately characterize biologic function in health and disease, presented data from four new studies evaluating the benefits of metabolomic profiling to determine embryo viability and enhance in vitro fertilization (IVF) outcomes. These study findings, presented this week at the 24th...

2008-07-01 21:00:19

By Vianna Davila, San Jose Mercury News, Calif. Jul. 1--Stanford University researchers said they are one step closer to accurately predicting if in vitro fertilization will result in pregnancy, according to a study released Tuesday. The study, published in the Public Library of Science journal, identifies factors that will indicate with 70 percent accuracy the chances of pregnancy after a single round of in vitro fertilization, or IVF. In vitro fertilization is a process by which...

2008-07-01 09:01:12

SOUTH EASTON, Mass., July 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pressure BioSciences, Inc. ("PBI") today announced that scientists from the New York University ("NYU") School of Medicine and the Brooklyn Hospital Center presented results yesterday on advances they made in the areas of breast and colon cancer, stroke, and in vitro fertilization ("IVF"). The results were generated in studies using PBI's patented pressure cycling technology ("PCT") and patent-pending PCT-dependent ProteoSolve-LRS...

2008-06-29 12:02:37

Britain's first baby guaranteed to be genetically free from hereditary breast cancer has been conceived, medical officials say. The mother's embryos were screened to remove an inherited gene from her husband, whose sister, mother, grandmother and cousin were all stricken with breast cancer, The Sunday Times of London reported. The pregnant woman had produced 11 embryos, of which five were found to be free from the gene. Two were implanted in the 27-year-old woman's womb. The screening...

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2008-05-14 16:10:00

Researchers in Australia and Greece are making strides in determining which test-tube embryos carry the highest chance of being successfully implanted in the womb and growing into healthy infants. Currently, no method exists to predict which of these embryos will attach themselves in the womb and progress on to healthy pregnancies. As a result, couples often have multiple embryos implanted to improve the chances of pregnancy, something that can lead to complicated multiple pregnancies that...

2008-04-10 12:01:03

MINNEAPOLIS, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Fertility experts at the Center for Reproductive Medicine (CRM) announced today they have launched a new variant of the IntegraMed(R) Shared Risk(R) Refund Program. CRM is the exclusive provider of the Shared Risk Refund Program in Minnesota and is the first in the IntegraMed network to offer the new 100 percent refund program. Under the program, IntegraMed will refund 100 percent of a fixed, discounted fee for qualified CRM patients under 35 years of...

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2008-03-12 12:49:56

A research team supervised by Universit© Laval scientist Marc-Andr© Sirard has identified genetic markers that allow the selection of eggs with the best chance of leading to successful pregnancy after in vitro fertilization (IVF). This finding could both increase the success rate of single embryo transfer and diminish the risk of multiple pregnancies. The details of the method developed by the researchers, for which an international patent application has been filed, are explained...