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2009-08-12 08:35:00

Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Health Only Site in New York Metro Area to Offer This Breakthrough Procedure HARTSDALE, N.Y., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cancer patients who want to start a family in the future now have a new option. Montefiore's Institute for Reproductive Medicine & Health is the only site in the New York metropolitan area and one of approximately 25 sites across the country to offer a new treatment option to preserve fertility for female...

2009-08-04 09:15:08

Identification of criteria for the detection of prolonged grief disorder (PGD) appear able to identify bereaved persons at heightened risk for enduring distress and dysfunction, says a new study in this week's open access journal PLoS Medicine. The results support the psychometric validity of the criteria for PGD and should be included in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-V) and the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health...

2009-07-21 19:28:20

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) has helped many couples conceive healthy children and is generally considered a safe practice. However, a new long-term analysis of PGD in mice suggests that this procedure may increase risks of weight gain and memory decline in adulthood.PGD is used alongside assisted reproduction technologies to ensure couples that may be carriers of genetic disease (e.g. Ashkenazi Jews who have a high incidence of Tay-Sachs among their population) don't pass on...

2009-07-10 12:13:00

Children often reach the age of 3 before being diagnosed with fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability, U.S. scientists said. No significant changes in the age of diagnosis have occurred in the last seven years, despite increased patient advocacy, prompt referrals for genetic testing and increased exposure to information about fragile X, or Martin-Bell syndrome, scientists at several North Carolina universities said in a study published in the journal Pediatrics. The...

2009-07-06 09:09:00

AARUHS, Denmark, July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisense FertiliTech A/S (http://www.fertilitech.com) announces that the EmbryoScope(TM) Embryo Monitoring System and EmbryoSlide(TM) tray have received CE approval as class IIa medical devices for use in IVF. Unisense Fertilitech A/S also received the DS/EN ISO13485:2003 and AC:2007 quality system certificate for production, installation and servicing of IVF incubators and related accessories. (Photo:...

2009-07-01 10:10:03

An expensive embryo screening procedure to help older women deliver healthy infants is not boosting their chances, a U.S. professional organization says. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine says an initial conclusion that pre-implantation genetic screening, or PGS, may not help older women has been borne out by several more studies, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. A recent Swedish trial that included more than 100 women more than 38 years old suggested embryo screening...

2009-07-01 09:51:15

For the first time, scientists have shown that chromosomal abnormalities are present in more than 90% of IVF embryos, even those produced by young, fertile couples. Ms Evelyne Vanneste, a PhD student in the Centre for Human Genetics and the University Fertility Center, Leuven University, Belgium, told the 25th annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology today (Wednesday July 1), that the surprising finding meant that current techniques used in...

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...

2009-06-22 06:00:00

Couple Wants to Promote Dialogue On Ethical Issues Raised by Novel, Motion Picture DENVER, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The acknowledged inspiration for Jodi Picoult's My Sister's Keeper novel about a couple who conceives a child to save the life of a daughter with leukemia, is speaking out now ahead of the release of the new movie starring Cameron Diaz on Friday. With the help of Denver infertility specialist Dr. William B. Schoolcraft, the Nashes were able to select an embryo that met two...

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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Human Reproduction
2012-05-14 11:44:50

Human Reproduction is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that concentrates on original research, clinical case studies and opinions and debates on topical issues. The journal was broken into three distinct journals in 1995, with Human Reproduction Update and Molecular Human Reproduction. Human Reproduction Update is a bimonthly review journal and Molecular Human Reproduction is a monthly journal focusing on molecular aspects of reproductive biology. Human Reproduction covers all aspects...

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