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News: 'Fertility' prediction tests for women do not work

16 October 2017 by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Tests which assess how many eggs a woman has in her ovaries do not accurately predict fertility, finds a new study.

Many fertility clinics routinely offer AMH tests on the assumption that 'women with a lower ovarian reserve would be less likely to respond to treatment', according to a statement from the US National Institutes of Health, which funded the study.

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News: Human sperm maturation study may hold insights

12 October 2017 by Shaoni Bhattacharya

Researchers hope that a study detailing the four stages of human sperm stem cell development may shed light on infertility and certain cancers.

The study is the first to look at sperm stem cell maturation specifically in humans, says the study team.

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News: Ireland to offer state-funded IVF

12 October 2017 by Georgia Everett

For the first time couples in Ireland will be eligible for financial aid for fertility treatments, after the Government signed off new proposals last week.

Health Minister Simon Harris presented a draft of the Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) Bill to Cabinet, which included an examination of how other countries, particularly the United Kingdom, have funded IVF treatments in order to see which scheme would work best in Ireland.

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Conference: East Meets West: Cutting Edge in Fertility Science

05 October 2017 by Orchid Fertility Dubai
East Meets West: Cutting Edge in Fertility Science

Orchid Fertility welcomes you to the newest edition of our conference on ‘East Meets West: Cutting Edge in Fertility Science’ taking place on February 2nd 2018 at the ‘Hyatt Regency Creek Heights’ Dubai, UAE. The conference will bring together experts in the field of womens’ health and infertility to enjoy a cutting edge programme of high profile, scientific international speakers and an exhibition. The event offers a unique opportunity for sponsors to engage on a face-to-face level with an influential audience working within fertility and reproductive medicine.

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News: Genome editing targets beta-thalassemia in human embryos

02 October 2017 by Dr Rachel Brown

A genome editing technique called 'base editing' has been used to correct the mutation causing the inherited blood disorder beta-thalassemia in human embryos.

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IVF Journal Updates: Reproductive BioMedicine Online: October 2017 (Volume 35, Issue 4)

01 October 2017 by Reproductive BioMedicine Online
Reproductive BioMedicine Online: October 2017 (Volume 35, Issue 4)

Articles include:

Human-animal chimeras: circumventing rather than discussing ethical concerns comes at a price 
Wybo Dondorp, Martin H. Johnson 

Live births after embryo selection using morphokinetics versus conventional morphology: a retrospective analysis 
Simon Fishel, Alison Campbell, Sue Montgomery, Rachel Smith, Lynne Nice, Samantha Duffy, Lucy Jenner, Kathyrn Berrisford, Louise Kellam, Rob Smith, Ivy D'Cruz, Ashley Beccles 

Weight decrease improves live birth rates in obese women undergoing IVF: a pilot study 
Juan J. Espinós, Ana Polo, Juan Sánchez-Hernández, Ramón Bordas, Pere Pares, Olga Martínez, Joaquim Calaf

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News: INDIVIDUAL HANDS ON TRAINING FOR EMBRYOLOGISTS

01 October 2017 by Marc Van den Bergh
INDIVIDUAL HANDS ON TRAINING FOR EMBRYOLOGISTS

HANDS ON TRAINING IN ART

 

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News: Announcement of embryology training dates-November

29 September 2017 by Dr Yogita

Asia pacific institute of embryology (ASPIER), one of the best training institutes in the world is now accepting admissions for November batch.

Known for its intensive hands on approach with the aim of developing skills in embryology, particularly in ICSI & vitrification.

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News: One IVF pregnancy raises chance of second time success

25 September 2017 by Chandni Patel

Women who miscarry during their first IVF cycle still have a higher chance of a live birth with subsequent treatment, compared with women who do not get pregnant after their first round.

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News: Call for Australia to allow mitochondrial donation techniques

25 September 2017 by Jenny Sharpe

A campaign has been launched in Australia to overturn laws preventing couples from accessing mitochondrial donation.

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