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2010-01-21 20:26:00

MARGATE, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida's largest fertility clinic announced it is the first in the state to offer the latest weapon in the war against birth defects: a coupling of technologies that will allow couples to avoid passing along more than 100 genetic diseases to their newborn. The salvo combines a brand-new saliva test - administered before pregnancy - to identify couples at risk of bearing children with genetic diseases, along with an ultra high-tech biopsy process -...

2009-12-23 08:59:09

The largest and longest running study of children born after preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening has shown that embryo biopsy does not adversely affect the health of babies born as the result of a subsequent singleton pregnancy. The Belgian research, which is published online in the January issue of Europe's leading reproductive medicine journal Human Reproduction [1], is the best answer to date to the question of whether removing a cell or two from an embryo to screen it for...

2009-10-21 12:26:12

Embryos that are most likely to result in a pregnancy are crucial to the success of in vitro fertilization (IVF) but are difficult to identify. Researchers at Yale School of Medicine, led by Emre Seli, M.D., are developing a fast, non-invasive test to help assess embryo viability for IVF. Seli, associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences at Yale, will present new embryo selection findings at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM)...

2009-10-15 11:00:00

One of Nine Abstracts Selected for Presentation Also Nominated for Prestigious Prize ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Through a highly selective process, nine abstracts based on research by a total of 15 Shady Grove Fertility Center (SGFC) medical doctors, researchers and psychological social workers will be featured this week at the 65th annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine meeting in Atlanta. (Logo:...

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...


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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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