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Embryology is the study of the development of an embryo. An embryo is defined as any organism in an early stage well before birth or hatching, or in plants, before germination occurs.
New ASRM embryo transfer simulator garners positive response from reproductive health professionals

New ASRM embryo transfer simulator garners positive response from reproductive health professionals

Introduced in October 2015 at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Scientific Congress, the ASRM Embryo Transfer Simulator (“Simulator”) has been successfully deployed over the last 12 months at embryo transfer simulation workshops and training sessions from Alabama to Helsinki, garnering positive response from the hundreds of physicians and healthcare professionals who have experienced working with the Simulator, most recently in Salt Lake City, UT at the ASRM 2016 Scientific Congress & Expo. [More]
UK to officially authorise clinical use of ground-breaking ‘three-person baby IVF’

UK to officially authorise clinical use of ground-breaking ‘three-person baby IVF’

The United Kingdom will likely this week become the first country to officially authorise clinical use of ground-breaking mitochondrial donation IVF to enable healthy babies to be born to women carrying deadly mitochondrial disease, which starves major organs of energy. [More]
Scientists uncover changes in immediate environment of DNA after fertilization

Scientists uncover changes in immediate environment of DNA after fertilization

A team of scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München shows changes in the immediate environment of DNA after the ovum and sperm fuse to form the zygote. The results suggest why all conceivable somatic cells can develop from the germ cells. The study has been published in the journal 'Genes and Development'. [More]
Study finds many claims of benefit for fertility treatments lack supporting evidence

Study finds many claims of benefit for fertility treatments lack supporting evidence

Many claims made by UK fertility clinics about the benefits of treatments beyond standard IVF procedures are not backed up by evidence, finds a study published in the online journal BMJ Open. [More]
Food restriction may be potential treatment strategy for certain types of cancers, research suggests

Food restriction may be potential treatment strategy for certain types of cancers, research suggests

Could limiting food intake be a valid treatment strategy for certain types of cancers? New research in The FASEB Journal suggests "maybe." [More]
Scientists develop new method to produce embryos from non-egg cells

Scientists develop new method to produce embryos from non-egg cells

Scientists have shown for the first time that embryos can be made from non-egg cells, a discovery that challenges two centuries of received wisdom. [More]
University-industry partnership enhances biomedical research capability in Australia

University-industry partnership enhances biomedical research capability in Australia

The University of Sydney is preparing to acquire advanced MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology that will expedite their preclinical and translational medicine research capabilities. [More]
IVF Spain, Bioarray to present clinical outcomes of preimplantation genetic screening using NGS

IVF Spain, Bioarray to present clinical outcomes of preimplantation genetic screening using NGS

Bioarray, S.L., IVF SPAIN S.L. and iGLS will present clinical outcomes of IVF treatments with PGS by NGS, after two years providing this genetic test as part of a cooperation supported in a framework agreement. [More]
Immobilisation after intrauterine insemination has no beneficial effect on pregnancy rates in women

Immobilisation after intrauterine insemination has no beneficial effect on pregnancy rates in women

Despite the positive results of small studies and a widely held belief in its benefit, the practice of keeping female patients immobilised after intrauterine insemination has no beneficial effect on pregnancy rates, according to results of a large randomised study presented here at the Annual Meeting of ESHRE in Helsinki. [More]
Study helps provide couples with reliable long-term prediction at outset of fertility treatment

Study helps provide couples with reliable long-term prediction at outset of fertility treatment

Three in four women starting fertility treatment will have a baby within five years, whether as a result of the treatment or following natural conception. [More]
Endometrial scratching in women appears to increase chance of clinical pregnancy, live birth

Endometrial scratching in women appears to increase chance of clinical pregnancy, live birth

There is a much disputed claim that "injury" to the lining of the uterus - whether inadvertent or deliberate - increases the chance of embryo implantation and thus the chance of pregnancy in certain groups of women having IVF. [More]
Study finds children from solo mother families have positive feelings about family life

Study finds children from solo mother families have positive feelings about family life

The number of children born to single women is increasing, partly as a result of social and legislative changes in the rights to parenthood. [More]
Study examines effects of lifestyle-intervention in obese women undergoing fertility treatment

Study examines effects of lifestyle-intervention in obese women undergoing fertility treatment

Women who are overweight or obese pose an ongoing challenge for the fertility clinic. Many studies show that these patients are at increased risk of infertility and are less likely than normal-weight women to conceive after fertility treatment. [More]
Mitochondrial DNA levels may represent accurate, predictive measure of embryo viability in IVF

Mitochondrial DNA levels may represent accurate, predictive measure of embryo viability in IVF

Despite the claims and counter-claims for new embryo assessment techniques introduced over the past two decades, the search for the holy grail of assisted reproduction - the key to the embryo destined to implant - continues. [More]
Adjunct therapy with human growth hormone in IVF shows no apparent benefit in women

Adjunct therapy with human growth hormone in IVF shows no apparent benefit in women

Despite its occasional use as an adjunct in IVF, human growth hormone appears of little benefit to women having difficulty conceiving. [More]
New IVF-based technique can reduce risk of mothers passing on mitochondrial disease to infants

New IVF-based technique can reduce risk of mothers passing on mitochondrial disease to infants

A new IVF-based technique is likely to lead to normal pregnancies and reduce the risk that babies born will have mitochondrial disease, according to researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Mitochondrial Disease at Newcastle University. [More]
Clinical study finds two topical skin creams as effective noninvasive treatments for low-risk superficial BCC

Clinical study finds two topical skin creams as effective noninvasive treatments for low-risk superficial BCC

Basal cell carcinoma is one of the most common cancers and its incidence is increasing worldwide, putting a significant burden on health services. Topical treatments are available for superficial basal cell carcinoma (BCC) but there has a lack of long-term follow-up data to guide treatment decisions. [More]
New research shows molecular, cellular processes in human embroyo development

New research shows molecular, cellular processes in human embroyo development

Despite significant biomedical advances in recent decades, the very earliest events of human development¬--those that occur during a critical window just after fertilization--have remained an unobservable mystery, until now. [More]
Breast cancer medication letrozole could increase ovulation in women with PCOS

Breast cancer medication letrozole could increase ovulation in women with PCOS

A medicine used in breast cancer treatment is now considered the best option for treating the most common cause of infertility. [More]
Researchers identify factors that spark formation of pluripotent cells

Researchers identify factors that spark formation of pluripotent cells

Researchers at EMBL's European Bioinformatics Institute and the Wellcome Trust- Medical Research Council Cambridge Stem Cell Institute at the University of Cambridge have identified factors that spark the formation of pluripotent cells. [More]
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