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News: Artificial mouse embryo created out of stem cells

12 March 2017 by Anna Leida

Stem cells from an adult mouse have been used to grow a structure resembling a mouse embryo in vitro for the first time.

The ability to study the early stages of embryo development outside the womb may one day help explain why a significant number of human pregnancies fail. This breakthrough in developmental research originated from the same team at University of Cambridge which recently developed a technique that allows human embryos to develop in the lab up to the legal limit of 14 days in the UK.

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News: Use of prenatal tests 'must be limited', say bioethicists

12 March 2017 by Emma Laycock

The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has called for a ban on using early prenatal testing to find out the sex or sequence the whole genome of the fetus.

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) is a simple blood test which analyses fetal DNA in a pregnant woman. From 2018, the NHS will offer the test for high-risk pregnancies at nine weeks to screen for Down's syndrome and other conditions.

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News: Zika shrinks mice testicles and lowers fertility

02 March 2017 by Dr Barbara Kramarz

The Zika virus reduces the size of testes in infected mice up to 21 days after infection, according to a recent study.

Researchers led by Professor Erol Fikrig at the Yale University School of Medicine, USA, found that Zika virus levels peaked in the bloodstream of infected male mice five days post-infection and persisted till day nine. After three weeks, the researchers observed significantly reduced size of testes in these mice compared to control mice, but the virus was not detectable in the bloodstream at all.

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Announcement: IVF AWARD 2016 - the results

02 March 2017 by Boris Becker
IVF AWARD 2016 - the results

The results of the third edition of IVF AWARD

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Announcement: Reproductive Science and Medicine MS

20 February 2017 by Beth Sefton
Reproductive Science and Medicine MS

The Center for Reproductive Science at Northwestern University is recruiting applicants to the MS in Reproductive Science and Medicine program! Applications are due May 15, 2017!

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News: Shift work and manual labour lower women's fertility

19 February 2017 by Helen Robertson

Women who have physically demanding jobs or non-daytime working hours may experience decreased fertility, according to a study.

Previous studies had suggested a possible link between non-standard working hours or physically taxing jobs and reduced fertility, but this is the first to try and link such work factors to biological markers. The results appear to be strongest in older, overweight or obese women.

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News: Daylight savings time may increase risk of miscarriage after IVF

19 February 2017 by Ayala Ochert

Miscarriage rates following IVF appear to increase when the clocks go forward in the spring, according to a study.

The results were particularly marked among patients who had suffered a previous pregnancy loss, but no change was noted when the clocks were turned back in the autumn.

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Conference: ACE Symposium on "Selecting the viable embryo by Morphology & its clinical Impact " by Dr Inge Errebo Agerholm at Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi

13 February 2017 by Dr Parag Nandi, PhD
ACE Symposium on "Selecting the viable embryo by Morphology & its clinical Impact " by Dr Inge Errebo Agerholm at Pune, Chennai, Kolkata and Delhi

ThemeSelecting the viable embryo by Morphology & its clinical Impact

Aim: The candidates will be able to select the appropriate embryo for transfer & cryopreservation. They will also gain insights into which embryo to discard when and why.

 

 

Objectives:

  • Understanding the grading criteria’s from zygote to blastocyst  stage
  • Practicality in using these grading systems
  • Limitations of selecting an embryo by morphology alone.
  • Clinical impact of the selection criteria by morphology
  •  Panel discussion will target   practical dilemmas in selecting/deselecting the embryos in our day to day routine.
  • Encourage audience interaction with the experts.

 

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News: Reproductive BioMedicine Online. February 2017 Volume 34, Issue 2, p115-220

04 February 2017 by Reproductive BioMedicine Online
Reproductive BioMedicine Online. February 2017 Volume 34, Issue 2, p115-220

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IVF Journal Updates: Human Reproduction. Vol. 32, No. 2 February 2017

29 January 2017 by Human Reproduction
Human Reproduction. Vol. 32, No. 2 February 2017

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