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2010-07-01 05:45:00

Many fertility clinics have been traditionally reluctant to freeze and store eggs until a woman was ready to use them because of low success rates. But with increasing demand and higher success rates now being reported by clinics, more than half of US clinics will now do so, according to a new study. Women who are about to have cancer therapies are the ones most likely to use this option, which has been available for the past two decades or so. But two-thirds of egg-freezing clinics will...

2010-06-30 10:00:34

Scientists have discovered that when they transplant ovaries from young mice into aging female mice, not only does the procedure make the mice fertile again, but also it rejuvenates their behavior and increases their lifespan. The question now is: could ovarian transplants in women have the same effect? Dr Noriko Kagawa told the 26th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Rome Tuesday June 29 that successful ovarian transplants increased the lifespan of...

2010-05-25 12:51:00

RALEIGH, N.C., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolina Conceptions, an infertility practice in Raleigh, NC, announces IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval to commence a study on egg freezing - a newer technology that is growing in demand. While embryo and sperm freezing have been the standard of care for decades, egg freezing has been slower to achieve the same level of success. Unlike fertilized eggs (embryos) and sperm, which thaw well, the larger egg contains a considerable amount of...

2010-05-06 08:30:00

LOS ANGELES, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Aykut Bayrak, a fertility specialist and the Medical Director of PRC/SIRM, reported the first baby delivered this week from a chromosomally tested frozen egg in Southern California. The baby was born May 3rd following In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatment that involved egg freezing combined with a new genetic test called Comparative Genomic Hybridization (CGH). The birth paves the way for successful pregnancies for women who prefer to delay...

2010-04-27 13:30:00

New Technology Dramatically Increases a Woman's Chances of Having Her Own Biological Children Well Past the Age of Peak Fertility ROCKVILLE, Md., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Shady Grove Fertility, the nation's largest fertility and IVF center, announces the opening of its Center for Fertility Preservation, offering the most advanced technology in egg freezing. The new technology "flash freezes" a woman's eggs until she's ready to conceive, and yields significantly higher pregnancy...

2010-03-24 14:39:22

Barcelona, Spain -- At a time when more and more young women are surviving breast cancer and delaying childbirth, it is important to take their needs and wishes about their future fertility into consideration when deciding on treatment, the seventh European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC7) in Barcelona will hear today (Wednesday). Dr. Anne Armstrong, from the Department of Medical Oncology, the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK, will say that, although survival remains the most...

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2010-02-24 12:35:00

A Danish woman who had her fertility restored using ovarian tissue that was removed, stored, and then later reattached after cancer treatments, gave birth to two children, in what doctors are calling a world first. Stinne Holm Bergholdt, from Denmark, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma in 2004 at the age of 27. Before she underwent chemotherapy, she had part of her right ovary removed and frozen. Her left ovary was already removed years earlier when doctors found a cyst that turned out to be...

2010-01-21 12:15:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Fertility specialists responsible for the first pregnancy in the Pacific Northwest resulting from frozen human eggs are hailing new research showing that frozen eggs can be as effective as fresh eggs in helping previously infertile women achieve pregnancy. Among new studies presented at the meeting of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine in October was one from Reproductive Biology Associates of Atlanta, finding that 85 percent of eggs survived...

2009-12-19 00:15:25

New findings may help explain why women who carry a mutated BRCA1 gene have greater rates of infertility as well as a greater risk for breast and ovarian cancer A New York Medical College physician who specializes in restoring or preserving fertility in female cancer patients has discovered a possible link between the presence of breast cancer genes and infertility. In a paper published last week in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Kutluk Oktay, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology...

2009-12-11 09:46:00

Westchester Medical Center Physician and Fertility Preservation Expert leads study examining the association of breast cancer genes, breast cancer and infertility VALHALLA, N.Y., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study published online this week in the leading cancer journal, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Westchester Medical Center Physician Dr. Kutluk Oktay, MD, Director, Division of Reproductive Medicine & Infertility concluded that mutations in the BRCA1 gene (gene associated...


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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