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2010-10-16 08:15:00

Two women have given birth to three healthy babies from eggs screened for genetic defects prior to in-vitro fertilization, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) announced on Friday.The babies, twin girls born in Germany in June and a boy born in Italy in September, are the first deliveries in the controlled pilot study, which is the first of its kind anywhere in the world.The new screening technique, known as comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) by microarray,...

2010-07-01 13:17:06

Embryos derived from oocytes (eggs) cryopreserved by the vitrification method are just as likely to produce an on-going pregnancy as those involving fresh oocytes, the 26th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today. Dr. Ana Cobo, Cryobiology Unit director at Institut Universitari "“ IVI Valencia, Valencia, Spain, told delegates that the results of her team's research would make egg donation both easier and safer in the future. The scientists...

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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...

2010-06-14 09:11:00

TORRANCE, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Reproductive Center (PRC), a local fertility center, announced today that they will recognize the achievement of a medical milestone, the first baby born in Southern California from a chromosomally tested frozen egg. This achievement will be noted at their annual baby reunion celebration on Saturday, June 19, 2010 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 3720 Lomita Boulevard, PRC's Torrance location. "Although egg freezing emerged over a decade ago, it...

2010-06-11 11:09:00

FORT MYERS, Fla., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Following the recent release of a report by The Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on the definition of embryo donation, Dr. Craig R. Sweet, a reproductive endocrinologist and medical director of Specialists in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery is responding in support of ASRM, and against recent criticism of the report, regarding the use of the terms embryo donation and embryo adoption. According to the ASRM...

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...

2010-04-20 16:53:00

LAS VEGAS, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sher Institute for Reproductive Medicine (SIRM) is donating free In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments at upcoming fertility education seminars on May 11 and 12, in celebration of Mother's Day on May 9. The donated treatment cycles are part of the Sher Institute "Giving Back" Program. The Giving Back Program includes these initiatives and many more: Donation of two IVF cycles at Las Vegas seminars - An IVF cycle costs on average around $10,000...

2010-03-10 14:13:00

DENVER, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- William Schoolcraft, MD, and fellow physicians at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM), have authored the definitive guide for people facing fertility challenges. "If At First You Don't Conceive" is being published on March 16, 2010 by Rodale Books. "Being told you have a fertility problem isn't dissimilar from being told you have cancer," said Dr. Schoolcraft. "The book I wrote, with my clinic colleagues, is designed to save millions of...


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