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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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IVF Journal Updates: Human Reproduction Table of Contents for February 2018

26 January 2018 by Human Reproduction
Human Reproduction Table of Contents for February 2018

Articles include:

Human induced pluripotent stem cells and male infertility: an overview of current progress and perspectives Fang Fang; Zili Li; Qian Zhao; Honggang Li; Chengliang Xiong

Birthweight of singletons born after cleavage-stage or blastocyst transfer in fresh and warming cycles Anick De Vos; Samuel Santos-Ribeiro; Lisbet Van Landuyt; Hilde Van de Velde; Herman Tournaye ...

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IVF News: UK NEQAS Reproductive Science Scheme 2017 - 2018

25 January 2018 by Hans Stöhr
UK NEQAS Reproductive Science Scheme 2017 - 2018

Online assessment for inter-laboratory quality control in reproductive science (Embryology and Andrology), which consists of 4 distributions per annum. Next distribution will start on February 5.

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IVF Journal Updates: Reproductive BioMedicine Online: February 2018 (Volume 36, Issue 2)

19 January 2018 by Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Articles include:

Artificial blastocoel collapse of human blastocysts before vitrification and its effect on re-expansion after warming – a prospective observational study using time-lapse microscopy Borut Kovačič, Marjan Taborin, Veljko Vlaisavljević

Is there an association between artificial sweetener consumption and assisted reproduction outcomes? Amanda Souza Setti, Daniela Paes de Almeida Ferreira Braga, Gabriela Halpern, Rita de Cássia S. Figueira, Assumpto Iaconelli Jr, Edson Borges Jr

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Announcement: Webinars for Embryologists and ART Practitioners

15 January 2018 by Marc Van den Bergh

We are very happy to announce that from 13th February 2018 a new season of webinars for embryologists, ART practioners will start.

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