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News: Call to remember 'forgotten' IVF pioneer Jean Purdy

12 September 2017 by Julianna Photopoulos

Jean Purdy, the world's first embryologist, should be celebrated as IVF's third pioneer, says the British Fertility Society (BFS).

It has called for her work to be recognised on the 40th anniversary of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) next year, alongside that of her colleagues Sir Robert Edwards and Dr Patrick Steptoe.

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News: Drug protects mice against cancer treatment infertility

12 September 2017 by Dr Katie Howe

An existing drug has been shown to protect eggs from radiation and chemotherapy damage in mice.

The scientists involved in the study hope this treatment could one day be used to prevent women who undergo cancer treatments from becoming infertile. Currently, egg freezing is their only option.

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News: New imaging technique could help pick embryos for IVF

12 September 2017 by Anna Leida

A new imaging technique can help assess the quality of early-stage embryos.

Termed hyperspectral imaging, the technique could one day improve IVF success rates by providing an objective assessment of embryo health, which currently depends on the opinion and experience of the clinician.

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Conference: Annual Oncofertility Conference Registration

12 September 2017 by Oncofertility Consortium
Annual Oncofertility Conference Registration

Register now for the Annual Oncofertility Conference which takes place November 14-16, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.  The 11th Annual Oncofertility Conference, Research and Translational Medicine: Meeting the Needs of Cancer Patients and Survivors, will focus on three contemporary topics in the field of oncofertility: pregnancy & cancer, sexual health, and quality of life issues.

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07 September 2017 by Dave Morroll
Origio a/s runs a program of training events at its headquarters at Måløv on the outskirts of Copenhagen, Denmark. As the biopsy course dates published at http://www.origio.com/training-lab/ are fully booked, two more biopsy courses are being scheduled: October 17-18, 2017 Biopsy Techniques - covering PB, day 3 and trophectoderm biopsy – see http://www.origio.com/training/biopsy-techniques/ October 19-20, 2017 Trophectoderm Biopsy & PGS - covering only day 5 TE biopsy – see http://www.origio.com/training/trophectoderm-biopsy-pgs/ [Read more]

IVF Journal Updates: JBRA Assisted Reproduction - Vol 21 nº3 2017

31 August 2017 by JBRA Assisted Reproduction Journal

News: Australia's IVF price wars may lower costs further

29 August 2017 by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Treatment costs for IVF may be coming down in Australia as a result of a price war between fertility clinics.

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News: Common flame retardant reduces IVF success

29 August 2017 by Charlott Repschlager

Lower IVF success rates have been linked to flame retardants commonly found in household items.

The findings come from the first study to look for an association between organophosphate flame retardants (PFRs) and reproductive outcomes in women.

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News: Dutch sperm donor may have fathered 102 children

29 August 2017 by Jennifer Willows

A man is being investigated in the Netherlands after claims he fathered over 100 children through sperm donation.

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News: Female is not 'default sex' of embryos

28 August 2017 by Jamie Rickman

A protein that controls removal of male reproductive tissue in female mice embryos has been discovered. 

The protein is critical to the correct growth of the female reproductive system, and overturns the longstanding theory that development of the female reproductive system is a passive process which spontaneously occurs when the male hormone androgen is not present.

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