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2011-10-05 07:00:00

Lasers, used everywhere from supermarket scanners to gum surgery, now give couples undergoing infertility treatment a cutting-edge way to increase chances for success with PGD and assisted hatching in the IVF process. (PRWEB) October 05, 2011 Lasers, used everywhere from supermarket scanners to gum surgery, now give couples undergoing infertility treatment a cutting-edge way to increase their chances for success. Dr. James Douglas, M.D., in partnership with the fertility lab at Presbyterian...

2011-09-15 09:14:00

Patients May Forfeit FSA Funds If They Are Not Spent by End of Year FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the remainder of 2011, the Genetics & IVF Institute (GIVF) will match up to $5,000 of the amount new patients are reimbursed from their flexible spending accounts (FSA) for infertility treatment. For patients who sign a Multicycle IVF or Donor Egg IVF contract, GIVF will match the reimbursed amount dollar for dollar. (Logo:...

2011-07-30 00:01:04

For the first time in the USA, a leading fertility and egg donation center is offering programs that include guaranteed quantities of viable eggs for its patients. CT Fertility is able to guarantee egg quantities thanks to the high quality of its carefully screened egg donors, and by supplementing any shortfall with frozen eggs from its Egg Bank, one of the largest and most successful in the world. Bridgeport, CT (PRWEB) July 29, 2011 CT Fertility, one of the leading fertility and egg...

2011-07-11 07:30:00

-- Program of Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia Uses Simple Blood Test to Identify Carriers of 19 Preventable Disorders Common to Ashkenazi Jews -- PHILADELPHIA, July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past, prospective parents had no way of knowing whether they were carriers of a genetic disease that could threaten the health and life of their children - until it was too late and a child became sick. For Jewish individuals of Central and Eastern European descent, the potential...

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2011-07-09 08:01:10

"¨In a conscience vote held Thursday, the German parliament approved the use of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a procedure in which one or two cells are extracted from a developing embryo in order to test for genetic disorders, according to Reuters reports."¨In their July 7 article, Thorsten Severin and Eric Kelsey report that the newly approved legislation "will allow screening embryos of parents who have a predisposition to severe genetic disorders, where a pregnancy would...

2011-07-06 23:56:52

Other important data the European IVF Monitoring group (EIM) on 2008 cycles and the International Committee Monitoring Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ICMART) on 2007 cycles highlighted were Sweden's low rate of multiple births "“ the lowest in the world "“ and Spain's 30 % share of egg donations in Europe. The EIM collected data on frozen oocyte retrieval (FOR) cycles for the first time. Until today, egg freezing is still not offered on a wide scale but can be an option for...

2011-07-06 15:32:38

At present, when a woman undergoes preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) in a fertility clinic, doctors are trying to select an egg or an embryo that is healthy and doesn't have a chromosome abnormality such as an extra copy of chromosome 21, which causes Down's syndrome. In order to establish this, they either have to biopsy a part of the egg called the polar body or remove a cell from the embryo for screening. Both procedures are expensive, invasive and can damage the egg or embryo. Dr...

2011-07-05 23:14:28

Findings have significant implications for fertility treatment and stem cell therapies Professor William G. Kearns told the annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology that a three-day-old embryo (called a cleavage stage embryo) with an incorrect number of chromosomes (known as "aneuploidy") was capable of undergoing "a dynamic process of genetic normalisation" so that by day five, when it had developed to the blastocyst stage, it had become euploid, with the...

2011-07-05 12:14:03

Ovarian stimulation undertaken by women of advanced maternal age (over 35 years) receiving fertility treatment may be disrupting the normal pattern of meiosis "“ a critical process of chromosome duplication followed by two specialized cell divisions in the production of oocytes and sperm "“ and leading to abnormalities of chromosome copy numbers (aneuploidy) that result in IVF failure, pregnancy loss or, more rarely, the birth of affected children with conditions such as Down's...

2011-07-04 12:49:36

ESHRE study may answer the question in older women Ovarian stimulation undertaken by women of advanced maternal age (over 35 years) receiving fertility treatment may be disrupting the normal pattern of meiosis "“ a critical process of chromosome duplication followed by two specialised cell divisions in the production of oocytes and sperm "“ and leading to abnormalities of chromosome copy numbers (aneuploidy) that result in IVF failure, pregnancy loss or, more rarely, the birth of...


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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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