|25 October 2016 by Dr Katie Howe|
Scientists in Japan are the first to have created live mouse pups from eggs that were made from stem cells.
It is the first time that the entire process of egg development has been recreated in vitro. If the technique could be applied to humans, it could be used to treat female infertility – for older women and those whose ovaries have been damaged by cancer treatment.[Read more]
|25 October 2016 by Dr Rachel Brown|
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is considering making changes to the definition of infertility to recognise that every individual has the 'right to reproduce'.
Currently the WHO defines infertility as a disability and 'a disease of the reproductive system defined by the failure to achieve a clinical pregnancy after 12 months or more of regular unprotected sexual intercourse'.
However, it is considering expanding the definition to include those who are lacking, or unable to find, a sexual partner with whom to naturally conceive.[Read more]
|25 October 2016 by Sarah Pritchard|
Female teachers are more likely to conceive during IVF treatment than their peers of a similar age in similarly paid professions, research shows.
The study of more than 1000 women undergoing IVF treatment in the USA also showed that those employed in investment banking and engineering had the worst chances of successful treatment. This was despite another finding that those earning $99,000 (£81,000) or more likely to succeed with IVF than those earning under this figure.[Read more]
|25 October 2016 by Antony Blackburn-Starza|
A woman in Australia has been given permission by the Queensland Supreme Court to extract sperm from her boyfriend after his sudden death.[Read more]
|25 October 2016 by Lone Hørlyck|
Bearing a child at an older age does not increase risk of birth defects when the woman has received IVF or ICSI treatment to become pregnant, a recent study suggests.[Read more]
|24 October 2016 by Hans Stöhr|
On November 7 United Kingdom National External Quality Assessment Service (UK NEQAS) will start next two distributions for inter-laboratory quality control in reproductive science of periode 2016 - 2017.[Read more]
|21 October 2016 by Human Reproduction|
Obstetrical and perinatal outcomes following blastocyst transfer compared
Embryo selection using time-lapse analysis (Early Embryo Viability
Cumulative live birth rates after fresh and vitrified cleavage-stage
|20 October 2016 by Dr Yogita|
Asia Pacific Institute of Embryology (ASPIER), one of the best training institutes in the world is now accepting admissions for August batch. Known for its intensive hands-on approach with the aim of developing skills in embryology particularly ICSI and vitrification, ASPIER is a sought after place for embryology training fromall over the world as it ensures that the trainees acquire the embryology skills. ASPIER is the only institute where trainees will actually perform the whole process of IVF, ICSI and Vitrification in addition to denudation of oocytes, testicular tissue processing, sperm DNA fragmentation, etc.[Read more]
|20 October 2016 by Boris Becker|
The IVF Media is proud to announce the third annual IVF Award which will launch 3 months from now at the end of the year and it will be bigger than ever. Again patients will be able to see who is the best from the best.[Read more]
|18 October 2016 by Dr Mair Crouch - Geneticist and academic lawyer|
The announcement of the birth of the first child conceived using a technique to reduce the risk of inheriting a mitochondrial disease was unforeseen. The decision by the medical team from the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City to carry out the procedure in Mexico was deliberate as mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) is not prohibited or regulated there. This may change. Nonetheless, in any country regulation should be required to protect the interests of the child.[Read more]