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2010-10-28 11:18:00

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Physicians from Reproductive Medicine Associates of NJ have once again earned the top research award, the 2010 General Program Prize, from the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. The study, "A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial Demonstrating Significantly Increased Clinical Pregnancy Rates Following 24-Chromosome Aneuploidy Screening: Biopsy and Analysis on Day 5 with Fresh Transfer," was led by Richard Scott, M.D. and Nathan Treff,...

2010-10-22 16:55:21

The four guidelines include one outlining the organisation of a PGD centre and three relating to the methods used: amplification-based testing, fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH)-based testing and polar body/embryo biopsy. "The guidelines are a detailed update to the Consortium's initial PGD guidelines, published in the same journal in 2005. They have been developed as a set which, taken together, form a complete best-practice compendium," said Gary Harton, chairman of ESHRE's PGD...

2010-10-21 13:56:00

DENVER, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- The Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine (CCRM) announced today its physicians are using an embryo screening technique that allows the infertility clinic to achieve in-vitro fertilization (IVF) success rates for women ages 38 to 42 with chromosomally normal (euploid) embryos that are as good as the rates generally achieved by women 37 years old and under. "It is as if we are turning back the biological clock for these women," said William Schoolcraft,...

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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,...

2010-10-15 16:39:19

Births in Italy and Germany from eggs tested by CGH Two women taking part in the world's first controlled study of a comprehensive genetic screening test before IVF have given birth to healthy babies. The babies, twin girls born in Germany in June and a singleton boy born in Italy in September, are the first deliveries in a pilot study of comparative genomic hybridisation (CGH) by microarray, a new method of screening oocytes for IVF for a full range of chromosomal disorders. Dr Cristina...

2010-10-12 18:05:53

Australian scientists have developed a potentially groundbreaking new measure of the health of an embryo and the likelihood of a successful pregnancy in IVF treatment. The research could lead to significantly improved birth rates in IVF to help the one in six Australian couples experiencing infertility to achieve their dream of parenthood. It also has the potential to predict the gender of an embryo prior to implantation. The  study conducted by the University of Melbourne and Repromed...

2010-10-04 07:00:00

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Auxogyn, Inc., a privately held medical technology company focused on women's reproductive health, today announced that it acquired an exclusive license from Stanford University to develop a set of products that may allow medical practitioners in the field of assisted reproduction to significantly improve the effectiveness of in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures. The technology licensed from Stanford is described in a publication titled...

2010-10-01 13:57:38

Patient empowerment for prevention of twins after in vitro fertilisation: randomized controlled trial A strategy to encourage single embryo transfer after in vitro fertilisation (IVF) could be an important tool to prevent multiple pregnancies and their associated complications, finds a study published on bmj.com today. Deciding how many embryos should be transferred after IVF is a complex problem. The transfer of only one embryo will prevent a multiple pregnancy and the risk of complications...

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2010-07-02 07:51:22

Although clubfoot is one of the most common congenital birth defects, few genetic causes have been found. Now, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found what they believe to be the most common cause of inherited clubfoot yet discovered. By performing a routine genetic screening on 66 patients with an inherited form of clubfoot, Christina Gurnett, MD, PhD, a Washington University pediatric geneticist and neurologist at St. Louis Children's Hospital, and...

2010-07-01 13:30:41

Europe leads the world in Assisted Reproduction Technology (ART) with most cycles initiated in the region, the 26th Annual Meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard today (Wednesday 30 June). According to data presented by the European IVF Monitoring Group (EIM), 479,288 treatment cycles were reported in 32 European countries in 2007 . This compares globally with 142,435 cycles from the US and 56,817 cycles from Australia and New Zealand. "The number of cycles...


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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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