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Article: World Embryology Day / World Art Day?

22 May 2018 by Liesl Nel-Themaat

A few months back a requested was made to declare Louise Brown’s birthday (Jul 25) World Art Day, essentially doing away with World Embryology Day. This motion may offend Embryologists across the globe. We therefore are conducting a survey to assess how Embryologists world-wide would react to losing their unique day. 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CMQX2FF

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News: Sperm proteins may help understand infertility

21 May 2018 by Dr Katie Howe

Scientists have demonstrated how certain molecules are vital for maintaining the shape of sperm cells, which may have implications for understanding male fertility.

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News: Hopes for PCOS cure as scientists reveal cause in mice

21 May 2018 by Dr Elizabeth Oliver

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) may be due to a hormone imbalance before birth, research has revealed. 

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News: Depression linked to lower fertility in men

21 May 2018 by Melanie Krause

Men who have major depression are less likely to conceive a child, a clinical study at the US National Institute of Health has found.

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News: Acupuncture does not affect IVF success rate

21 May 2018 by Grace O'Regan

Acupuncture during IVF treatment does not increase the chances of having a baby, according to new research. A study published this week in JAMA and led by Professor Caroline Smith from Western Sydney University, Australia, compared the birth rate in women who received traditional acupuncture during their course of IVF to those who received a sham acupuncture treatment. 

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

16 May 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) BST on Friday 29th June 2018.  

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Article: Is genetic relatedness worth the risks and costs of mitochondrial replacement?

14 May 2018 by Dr Owen Schaefer

Amid international debate on mitochondrial donation, Singapore's Bioethics Advisory Committee has prompted much discussion nationally over the issue. It has recently opened public consultation on the ethical, social and legal aspects of this innovative intervention. 

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Article: The case for mandatory fertility counselling

08 May 2018 by Anthony Ryb

Should everyone stepping through their doctor's door enquiring about fertility treatment receive a counselling session? Probably not, although in most situations it would certainly be useful for them. Should everyone who has decided to go ahead with fertility treatment receive a counselling session prior to starting treatment? In my opinion, that is a definite yes.

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News: Ex-husband must pay child support after forged IVF signature

08 May 2018 by Jennifer Willows

A German man has been told that he must pay child support for his son, who was born after his ex-wife forged his signature to become pregnant using their frozen embryos. 

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News: 'Synthetic' mouse embryos created from stem cells

08 May 2018 by Ewa Zotow

Scientists have created synthetic embryos in mice using stem cells rather than sperm or egg cells. The structures, which were able to implant and grow for a few days in the animals' uteruses, may have important implications for infertility research. 

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