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Preimplantation genetic screening using next generation sequencing: an interview with Dr Luis Alcaraz

Preimplantation genetic screening using next generation sequencing: an interview with Dr Luis Alcaraz

PGS, Preimplantation Genetic Screening, is a genetic test that analyses biopsied cells from embryos produced by in vitro fertilization (IVF) techniques. PGS determines whether the embryos are chromosomally normal (euploid) or not (aneuploid), thus giving the chance to transfer chromosomally normal embryos that are more apt to successfully implant and develop into a pregnancy. [More]
Scientists discover less invasive, cheaper technique to improve woman's chances of becoming pregnant

Scientists discover less invasive, cheaper technique to improve woman's chances of becoming pregnant

For those facing infertility, IVF has long been the established option to have a baby. Now Australian and Belgian medical scientists have discovered how to improve a woman's chances of becoming pregnant using a less invasive and cheaper alternative. [More]
Molecular alarm clock awakens ovules from resting period

Molecular alarm clock awakens ovules from resting period

At the start of reproductive life an ovary contains, on average, several thousands of immature ovules in a resting state that can last for several decades. [More]
Study finds potential gap in access to fertility services by LGBT persons

Study finds potential gap in access to fertility services by LGBT persons

With the recent one-year anniversary of Obergefell vs Hodges--the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage--researchers at Boston University School of Medicine have published a report that identifies unequal online availability of educational materials regarding assisted reproductive technology (ART). [More]
UCLA study suggests lower BPS doses damage woman's egg cells

UCLA study suggests lower BPS doses damage woman's egg cells

Bisphenol S, a chemical used to manufacture polycarbonate water bottles and many other products such as epoxy glues and cash receipts, is an increasingly common replacement for bisphenol A, the of which was discontinued because of concerns about its harmful effects on the reproductive system. [More]
Reproductive age-related changes in ovarian environment may contribute to infertility

Reproductive age-related changes in ovarian environment may contribute to infertility

Women's decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in mice. [More]
New study shows some Catholic hospitals actively discourage referrals for reproductive services

New study shows some Catholic hospitals actively discourage referrals for reproductive services

Catholic hospitals, which represent a growing share of health care in the United States, prohibit staff from providing many common reproductive health services, including ones related to sterilization, contraception, abortion, and fertility. [More]
Scientists test endometrial scratching technique in first-time IVF attempters

Scientists test endometrial scratching technique in first-time IVF attempters

A NEW simple procedure which involves gently scratching the lining of the womb in the month before IVF treatment, potentially improving treatment success, is being tested on first-time IVF attempters in a groundbreaking study. [More]
Biologists discover male-harming mtDNA mutant that substantiates mother's curse hypothesis

Biologists discover male-harming mtDNA mutant that substantiates mother's curse hypothesis

There is new evidence that the "mother's curse" - the possibility that moms may transmit genes to their children that harm their sons but not their daughters - holds true in animals. [More]
AACC 2016: DRG International to exhibit Optimized Saliva ELISA Assays for measuring steroids

AACC 2016: DRG International to exhibit Optimized Saliva ELISA Assays for measuring steroids

DRG International, a leading international medical diagnostic company, will showcase the Newly Optimized DRG Saliva ELISA Assays at the 2016 AACC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August 02-04. [More]
New ACMG guidelines recommend NIPT as optimal initial screening test for all pregnant women

New ACMG guidelines recommend NIPT as optimal initial screening test for all pregnant women

Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing and the analysis of circulating cell-free DNA, applauds the new guidelines just released by the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics, supporting the use of non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT/NIPS) as an optimal, initial option to screen for specific genetic conditions, such as Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) during pregnancy. [More]
DRG International to display Hepcidin 25 (bioactive) HS ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC Expo

DRG International to display Hepcidin 25 (bioactive) HS ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC Expo

DRG International, a leading international medical diagnostic company, will showcase the NEW DRG Hepcidin 25 (bioactive) HS (High Sensitive) ELISA Kit (EIA-5782) at the 2016 AACC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from August 02-04. [More]
VALIDATE D-Dimer kit from LGC Maine Standards receives US FDA approval for use on hemostasis test systems

VALIDATE D-Dimer kit from LGC Maine Standards receives US FDA approval for use on hemostasis test systems

LGC Maine Standards is pleased to announce our VALIDATE D-Dimer calibration verification / linearity test kit has received US FDA 510(k) clearance for use on Instrument Laboratory ACL TOP hemostasis test systems. [More]
DRG International to present Aldosterone ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC

DRG International to present Aldosterone ELISA Kit at 2016 AACC

DRG International, a leading international medical diagnostic company, will showcase its DRG Aldosterone ELISA Kit at the 2016 AACC in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on August 02-04. [More]
Urologist sheds light on things that can be done to combat infertility

Urologist sheds light on things that can be done to combat infertility

Urologist Dr. Jesse Mills believes not enough attention is paid to male infertility. He wants to shine a light on the causes of infertility and the things that can be done to combat the condition. [More]
Exposure to infections in early life not linked to higher mortality risk during adulthood

Exposure to infections in early life not linked to higher mortality risk during adulthood

A new biological study by the University of Stirling has found that exposure to infections in early life does not have long-lasting consequences for later-life survival and reproduction. [More]
Scientists estimate 1.65 million childbearing women in the Americas could be at risk of Zika infections

Scientists estimate 1.65 million childbearing women in the Americas could be at risk of Zika infections

Research by scientists in the US and UK has estimated that up to 1.65 million childbearing women in Central and South America could become infected by the Zika virus by the end of the first wave of the epidemic. [More]
Women have 29% chance of conceiving naturally after undergoing assisted conception, study finds

Women have 29% chance of conceiving naturally after undergoing assisted conception, study finds

Women who have IVF/ICSI infertility treatments have a 29% chance of conceiving naturally within six years of the cessation of treatments. These are the findings of an Internet survey conducted by a group of gynaecologists presented in the journal Human Fertility. [More]
Experts propose guidelines to offer clarity for disputes over frozen embryos

Experts propose guidelines to offer clarity for disputes over frozen embryos

In at least 11 cases over the last 24 years, including the appeal of a Missouri case heard in June, U.S. courts have grappled with difficult arguments between men and women who fertilized and froze embryos together, but then disagreed about whether they should be gestated and born. [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]
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