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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.
Study on assisted reproduction published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Study on assisted reproduction published in Reproductive BioMedicine Online

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of a recent retrospective study in Reproductive BioMedicine Online to better understand treatment considerations and outcomes for same-sex male couples and single men when using assisted reproduction treatment. [More]
Individual hydroxymethylcytosine molecules in DNA detected by new method involving chemical modification and nanopore analysis

Individual hydroxymethylcytosine molecules in DNA detected by new method involving chemical modification and nanopore analysis

Changes in the bases that make up DNA act as markers, telling a cell which genes it should read and which it shouldn’t. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, a British team has now introduced a new method that makes it possible to enrich the rare gene segments that contain the modified base hydroxymethylcytosine and to identify individual hydroxymethylcytosine molecules in DNA. Such modifications are associated with autoimmune diseases and cancer. [More]
Johns Hopkins scientist awarded Ho-Am prize for discovery of myostatin

Johns Hopkins scientist awarded Ho-Am prize for discovery of myostatin

South Korea's Ho-Am Foundation announced that Johns Hopkins researcher Se-Jin Lee, M.D., Ph.D., has won this year's Ho-Am Prize in Medicine. [More]
Researchers diagnose genetic disease in embryonic DNA without biopsy

Researchers diagnose genetic disease in embryonic DNA without biopsy

Preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) technologies allow identification of genetic disorders in human preimplantation embryos after in vitro fertilization (IVF) and before the embryo is transferred back to the patient. [More]
Congenital sight impairment cure grows closer

Congenital sight impairment cure grows closer

A cure for congenital sight impairment caused by lens damage is closer following research by scientists at Monash University. [More]
Miscarriage and molecular signals: an interview with Prof Brosens and Prof Quenby

Miscarriage and molecular signals: an interview with Prof Brosens and Prof Quenby

Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of pregnancy before the baby reaches viability. Besides the physical trauma, miscarriage causes considerable anxiety, stress, and depression. [More]

Many male cancer patients missing out on appropriate fertility advice

Pioneering research presented at the Fertility 2013 conference today shows that a large proportion of male cancer patients are missing out on appropriate fertility advice. [More]
Molecular signals make some women prone to miscarriage

Molecular signals make some women prone to miscarriage

Scientists have identified molecular signals that control whether embryos are accepted by the womb, and that appear to function abnormally in women who have suffered repeated miscarriages. [More]
MBL Physiology course has a positive 'real research' impact on students

MBL Physiology course has a positive 'real research' impact on students

What happens when graduate students in biology are given the freedom to play, dabble in new fields, launch into the unknowns of genuine research, not worry about getting "good" results? [More]
Range of epigenetic immunoassays from VolitionRx now available for research use

Range of epigenetic immunoassays from VolitionRx now available for research use

VolitionRx Limited, a life sciences company focused on developing blood-based diagnostic tests, announces the launch of NuQ, its range of research use only epigenetic immunoassays, to be available for sale at www.nucleosomics.com. [More]

IRCM study identifies mechanism responsible for generation of fingers and toes

Dr. Marie Kmita and her research team at the IRCM contributed to a multidisciplinary research project that identified the mechanism responsible for generating our fingers and toes, and revealed the importance of gene regulation in the transition of fins to limbs during evolution. [More]
Overexpressed enzyme contributes to development of preeclampsia

Overexpressed enzyme contributes to development of preeclampsia

Preeclampsia is a serious complication of pregnancy and the major cause of death for both mother and child in Europe and the U.S. It affects about one in 20 pregnancies. The main symptoms are high blood pressure and protein in the urine. [More]
Biomolecular imaging: an interview with Professor Roger Reddel

Biomolecular imaging: an interview with Professor Roger Reddel

The reason Children’s Medical Research Institute (CMRI) exists is to find ways to treat or prevent childhood disease. Our research programs are focussed on the areas of cancer cell growth, nerve cell signalling, embryology and gene therapy. These four programs have a shared aim of translating novel findings into new treatments for the benefit of families everywhere. [More]
Auto-injector developed for women undergoing fertility treatment

Auto-injector developed for women undergoing fertility treatment

A new auto-injector concept has been designed by innovative product development firm Cambridge Consultants in a bid to ease the trauma for women undergoing fertility treatment. [More]

ISSCR selects Cell Press to publish 'Stem Cell Reports'

Cell Press is delighted to announce that it has been chosen by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, ISSCR, to publish its new Open Access journal 'Stem Cell Reports'. [More]
Expanded range of ready-to-use RNA samples from AMSBIO

Expanded range of ready-to-use RNA samples from AMSBIO

AMSBIO has expanded its range of ready-to-use RNA samples to now include mRNA / microRNA tissue preparations and a large number of RNAs from mouse and rat development stages. [More]
New York Stem Cell Foundation names 6 scientists as 2012 NYSCF - Robertson Investigators

New York Stem Cell Foundation names 6 scientists as 2012 NYSCF - Robertson Investigators

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) named six of the most promising scientists as its 2012 NYSCF - Robertson Investigators. [More]
Blood cells returned to stem cell state by Johns Hopkins researchers

Blood cells returned to stem cell state by Johns Hopkins researchers

Johns Hopkins scientists have developed a reliable method to turn the clock back on blood cells, restoring them to a primitive stem cell state from which they can then develop into any other type of cell in the body. [More]
Italy's first successful pregnancy and delivery following transplantation of ovarian tissue

Italy's first successful pregnancy and delivery following transplantation of ovarian tissue

Although the first successful preservation of fertility from the freezing, thawing and grafting of ovarian tissue was reported eight years ago, the technique has remained experimental and confined to a few specialist centres. Now, with the announcement of a first pregnancy (and subsequent live birth) in Italy following the transplantation of ovarian tissue, there are indications that fertility preservation is moving into the mainstream of reproductive medicine and into a greater number of centres. [More]

SET policy reduces risk of perinatal mortality in IVF and ICSI infants

A policy of single embryo transfer (SET) reduces the risk of perinatal mortality in infants born as a result of IVF and ICSI. The conclusion emerged from an analysis of more than 50,000 births recorded in the Australian and New Zealand Assisted Reproduction Technology Database between 2004 and 2008, where the introduction of an SET policy has been associated with a reduction in overall perinatal mortality for IVF and ICSI babies. [More]