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Announcement: MSc in Clinical Embryology - Applications for entry in October 2018

19 February 2018 by Laura Rose
MSc in Clinical Embryology - Applications for entry in October 2018

The deadline for applications for the MSc in Clinical Embryology starting in October 2018 is 12 noon (midday) GMT on Friday 9th March 2018.  

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News: Short-acting asthma inhalers affect women's fertility

19 February 2018 by Dr Lanay Griessner

Women using short-acting asthma inhalers took longer to become pregnant than women using long-acting inhaled asthma medications and those without asthma, researchers from the University of Adelaide in Australia, have found.

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News: Human eggs grown in a dish for the first time

18 February 2018 by Elizabeth Oliver

Researchers have grown fully developed human eggs in the laboratory for the first time. The team, led by Professor Evelyn Telfer at the University of Edinburgh, UK, was able to replicate the maturation process of human eggs outside the body. Previously, this had only been achieved using mouse eggs. 

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News: CooperSurgical's New Strategic Partnership to Improve Patient Outcomes

06 February 2018 by Jakki Magowan
CooperSurgical's New Strategic Partnership to Improve Patient Outcomes

The University Hospital Brussels (UZ Brussel) Centre for Reproductive Medicine (CRG) and CooperSurgical fertility companies have formed a new strategic partnership, that aims to improve outcomes for couples and individuals who wish to become pregnant.

 

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News: Mediterranean diet in women improves IVF success

05 February 2018 by Isobel Steer

Researchers in Greece have found that a Mediterranean diet is linked with an over 65 percent improvement in a woman’s chances of a successful pregnancy with IVF. 

Adherence to the Mediterranean diet and IVF success rate among non-obese women attempting fertility
Human Reproduction | 30 January 2018

 

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News: UK experts call to action on IVF funding and multiple births

05 February 2018 by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd

A report by the UK's Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) suggests that increasing government funding of IVF could decrease the number of multiple pregnancies and their associated strain on the NHS.

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News: Women selected for mitochondrial replacement therapy in UK

05 February 2018 by Sam Sherratt

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has granted permission for doctors to create the UK's first 'three-person' children by mitochondrial donation.

Doctors at Newcastle Fertility Centre successfully applied to treat two women and are now allowed to create embryos by combining fertilised eggs created through IVF with mitochondria from a female donor. The resulting embryos will be implanted in the two women.

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News: Ibuprofen in early pregnancy may harm the future fertility of baby girls

05 February 2018 by Georgia Everett

Women taking over-the-counter ibuprofen during early pregnancy could potentially be damaging their unborn baby girl's future fertility irreversibly, according to a new study.

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IVF News: First primates clones using 'Dolly method' created in China

29 January 2018 by Dr Rachel Huddart

Chinese scientists have announced the successful cloning of monkeys using the same method that produced Dolly the Sheep over 20 years ago.

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IVF News: New Assisted Reproduction Bill in Ireland gathers pace

27 January 2018 by Ruth Retassie

Ireland currently has no legislation governing assisted reproduction. The bill aims to provide comprehensive regulation across all aspects of assisted reproduction and establish an Assisted Human Reproduction Regulatory Authority to make ongoing decisions.

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