Latest reproductive technology Stories

2009-11-17 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northeast Assisted Fertility Group (NAFG), already the leading surrogacy and egg donation program in Boston and New York, is pleased to announce the opening of a new office that will expand its services and resources to all its clients in the Washington, DC area. Ever since it was founded, NAFG has served clients all over the United States and internationally. And now, with its newly expanded pool of donors, carriers, and clients, it is even easier...

2009-10-28 15:14:00

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- What happens when intended parents cross international borders to pursue assisted reproductive technologies? Vinay Menon of Mumbai, India-based law firm Menon & Associates (www.menonlawassociates.com) and Indian Counsel for Proactive Family Solutions was among the panel speakers on this topic at the Fall Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Family Law recently held in Montreal, Canada. Menon discussed the pending legislation...

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...

2009-07-24 07:20:23

The vast improvement in cancer treatment and increased survival rates have created a challenge for young cancer patients, since the chemotherapy and radiation treatments that save lives often threaten fertility. Techniques to safeguard fertility, such as freezing eggs for later embryo development, have low odds of success, leaving patients with limited reproductive options. That is beginning to change, as researchers improve techniques, mature human eggs in the laboratory, and discover...

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...

2009-07-21 12:16:00

SANTA ANA, Calif. , July 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Irvine Scientific announced today a new distribution partnership with Prodimed, a company specializing in women's health, located in Neuilly en Thelle, France. Effective immediately, Irvine Scientific will be distributing Prodimed's extensive line of embryo transfer catheters, oocyte retrieval needles, and intra-uterine insemination cannulas within the U.S.A. Prodimed has a long history of developing superior products and is a leader in the...

2009-07-02 13:02:44

Science is running ahead of public debate and guidelines to grapple with use of stem cell-derived eggs and spermMore than 40 scientists, bioethicists, lawyers and science journal editors are calling on their colleagues, policy makers and the public to begin developing guidelines for the research and reproductive use of stem cell-derived eggs and sperm, even though such use may be a decade or more away."Science has always moved faster than social debate or society's ability to grapple with...

2009-05-28 14:59:43

Assisted reproductive technology is involved in the births of an estimated 219,000 to 246,000 babies each year worldwide, researchers in France estimated. The study, published online in the journal Human Reproduction, provides figures and estimates for assisted reproduction technology such as in vitro fertilization for the year 2002, the most recent year for which world figures are available. A total of 1,563 clinics in 53 countries provided data for the report, but data were missing from...

2009-05-28 14:06:43

According to a report released on Wednesday, about a quarter of a million babies are born every year through in-vitro and other assisted fertilization techniques. The report said that in 2002, which was the latest year a global estimate can be made, around 219,000 and 246,000 babies were born by assisted reproductive technology (ART). The report added that the number of ART operations rose by 25 percent from 2000 around the world. Success rates are on average a more-than one-in-five chance...

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...

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