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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...

2009-05-27 11:48:00

Fertility and Sterility Publishes Article Underscoring Importance of PGD Technique and Method LIVINGSTON, N.J., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of fertility experts, who pioneered the development of Preimplantation Genetic Screening (PGS), are sharing the step-by-step best practices and explaining what errors can be made along the way. The article, published in the latest edition of Fertility and Sterility, details when PGS should be used, emphasizes proper embryo biopsy technique and...

2009-04-28 08:37:00

MDs Debate Effectiveness of 'Micro IVF,' also referred to as 'Mini IVF' or 'Minimal Stimulation IVF' at FertilityTies.com LOS ANGELES, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Several esteemed reproductive endocrinologists are now weighing in at FertilityTies.com on the subject of the new "Micro IVF," also called "Mini IVF" or "Minimal Stimulation IVF." FertilityTies is the only comprehensive online community and social network providing 24-7-365 support on fertility matters, connecting members with peers...

2009-04-27 09:07:00

Company's Scientists also Enhance Industry Standards for Quality Screening in Three Articles Published in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics MADISON, N.J., April 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quest Diagnostics scientists provide new insights into genetic factors affecting the accuracy and quality of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) carrier and newborn screening in three separate articles published in the May 2009 issue of The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics. Quest Diagnostics Incorporated (NYSE: DGX)...

2009-03-31 09:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Fertility Center is pleased to announce its 50th child delivered after using preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) and preimplantation genetic screening (PGS). Recent media attention about "designer babies" mentioned PGD and PGS. The use of this science for such "futuristic" action should not diminish the value and purpose for which it is used today. Pacific Fertility Center is proud to have been a pioneer in the true science and beneficial...

2009-03-25 10:05:00

On Tuesday, Xytex International, a U.S. sperm bank, announced a stimulus package for customers who are hurting during this economic crisis. Xytex is offering up to $200 off per vial of sperm to clients wishing to start or add to their family, but need a little help. "We're all feeling the effects of the economy and, especially for families seeking reproductive options, every dollar counts," Xytex spokeswoman Danielle Moores told AFP. Xytex is offering deals on the "select" donors, rather than...

2009-03-04 10:54:33

A controversial Italian fertility specialist said on Wednesday that he has successfully created three human babies through the process of cloning. Dr. Severino Antinori said he has cloned two boys and one girl. "I helped give birth to three children with the human cloning technique," Antinori said in an interview with Oggi Weekly. "It involved two boys and a girl who are nine years old today. They were born healthy and they are in excellent health now." He said he used the process of...

2009-03-02 13:15:00

The LA Fertility Institutes are offering prospective parents a controversial service that would allow them to select specific traits to be passed on to their offspring. The clinic is operated by fertility expert Dr Jeff Steinberg. Steinberg was a pioneer of in vitro fertilization (IVF) "“ a process by which egg cells are fertilized by sperm outside of the womb "“ in the 1970s. The clinic claims it has received about "half a dozen" requests for the trait-specific service which is...

2009-02-03 16:53:00

Recent Research by Shady Grove Fertility Center Proves that elective Single Embryo Transfer is Effective in Reducing Multiple Births. ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As fertility experts across the nation bemoan the health risk and expense of multiple births such as the octuplets born last Monday in Southern California, researchers at Shady Grove Fertility Center point to their recently published study proving that a fertility treatment that avoids multiples is equally...

2009-01-27 07:07:52

A fertility clinic in Nottingham, England has announced the world's first pregnancy using a new technique that screens eggs for abnormalities that cause in vitro fertilization (IVF) to fail. Researchers from the CARE Fertility clinic have found a way of extracting a "spare" set of chromosomes inside the egg and rapidly analyzing them"”a technique that could have the potential to significantly improve couples' chances of having successful treatment. The study suggests chromosomal...

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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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This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'