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U.S. panel endorses “three-parent” IVF technique

U.S. panel endorses “three-parent” IVF technique

An expert committee have recommended that the U.S. government allows the clinical investigation of mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRT) to go ahead. [More]
Involuntarily childless couples could be helped with extra sperm analysis

Involuntarily childless couples could be helped with extra sperm analysis

New research findings from Lund University in Sweden show that a simple analysis of chromosomal breaks in sperms can facilitate choice of the most efficient treatment and, thereby, increase chances of successful assisted reproduction in involuntary childless couples. [More]
Specific genetic pattern in the womb could predict IVF treatment outcome

Specific genetic pattern in the womb could predict IVF treatment outcome

Fertility experts in Southampton and the Netherlands have identified a specific genetic pattern in the womb that could predict whether or not IVF treatment is likely to be successful. [More]
Newly discovered mechanism may help explain why some embryos not useful for fertility treatments

Newly discovered mechanism may help explain why some embryos not useful for fertility treatments

It's the dream of many infertile couples: to have a baby. Tens of thousands of children are born by in vitro fertilization, or IVF, a technique commonly used when nature doesn't take its course. However, embryos obtained when a sperm fertilizes an egg in a test tube often have defects. [More]
Growing number of North Americans traveling to Europe for low-cost in vitro fertilization treatments

Growing number of North Americans traveling to Europe for low-cost in vitro fertilization treatments

North Americans travel to Europe for many reasons, including business, vacation or trips to learn more about their family heritage. [More]
Mitochondrial variation and viable pregnancy: an interview with Dr Elpida Fragouli

Mitochondrial variation and viable pregnancy: an interview with Dr Elpida Fragouli

Embryos require adequate amounts of energy so that they can successfully progress through each of their cell divisions. [More]
More hormone treatments decrease women's chances of having baby

More hormone treatments decrease women's chances of having baby

A Michigan State University study has found that too much of a hormone commonly used during in vitro fertility, or IVF, treatments actually decreases a woman's chances of having a baby. [More]
Natera's total revenues decrease 2.9% to $44.9 million in third quarter 2015

Natera's total revenues decrease 2.9% to $44.9 million in third quarter 2015

Natera, Inc., a leader in non-invasive genetic testing and the analysis of circulating cell-free DNA, today reported financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015 and provided an update on recent business progress. [More]
FEC recognizes Rachel S. Weinerman for receiving 2015 Scientific Program Prize Paper Award

FEC recognizes Rachel S. Weinerman for receiving 2015 Scientific Program Prize Paper Award

The Foundation for Embryonic Competence is pleased to recognize Dr. Rachel S. Weinerman, a clinical assistant professor, reproductive endocrinology and infertility at University Hospitals Case Medical in Cleveland, for receiving the 2015 Scientific Program Prize Paper Award at the 71st Annual American Society for Reproductive Medicine conference in Baltimore, Maryland on October 21, 2015. [More]
INVO Bioscience obtains de novo clearance from FDA for INVOcell fertility treatment

INVO Bioscience obtains de novo clearance from FDA for INVOcell fertility treatment

INVO Bioscience, Inc., a medical device company focused on treatment option for patients diagnosed with infertility, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted the Company's de novo request for the INVOcell. [More]

Univfy announces new IVF refund program

At the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting in Baltimore this year, Univfy, the global leader in predictive analytics for in vitro fertilization (IVF), announces a new program to help fertility providers qualify more patients for IVF refund programs. [More]
CCRM Network partners with ACRM to provide outstanding patient care in the southeastern U.S.

CCRM Network partners with ACRM to provide outstanding patient care in the southeastern U.S.

The CCRM Network, a leading infertility treatment network, is excited to announce it has entered into partnership with the Atlanta Center for Reproductive Medicine. This partnership will provide patients in the southeastern U.S. with continued access to ACRM's outstanding patient care and outcomes, as well as leading fertility technology developed by the CCRM Network. [More]
ARC Telehealth System allows fertility patients connect with medical professionals through mobile devices

ARC Telehealth System allows fertility patients connect with medical professionals through mobile devices

ARC Fertility today announced its Telehealth System, designed to help fertility patients connect with medical professionals via mobile devices to improve communication, speed treatment and increase quality of care. [More]
Genetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start Genetics

Genetic carrier screening: an interview with Don Hardison, CEO of Good Start Genetics

Carrier screening provides you and your doctor with information about your risks of having a child with a serious genetic disease prior to or during pregnancy. [More]
Standard clomiphene treatment better than proposed alternative for unexplained fertility

Standard clomiphene treatment better than proposed alternative for unexplained fertility

It is estimated that approximately 10 percent of women of child-bearing age may be unable to get pregnant or to carry a pregnancy to term. [More]
New non-invasive image processing technique may improve IVF success rates

New non-invasive image processing technique may improve IVF success rates

A collaboration between biologists and engineers at Monash University has led to the development of a new non-invasive image processing technique to visualise embryo formation. Researchers were able to see, for the first time, the movement of all of the cells in living mammalian embryos as they develop under the microscope. [More]
New research provides hope that women undergoing fertility treatment can avoid unpleasant hormonal gel

New research provides hope that women undergoing fertility treatment can avoid unpleasant hormonal gel

Since the early days of fertility treatment, women undergoing IVF treatment have had to place a hormonal gel in their vagina on a daily basis for at least 14 days after embryo transfer. The hormone is necessary to increase the chances of pregnancy, but it may also cause some side effects in the form of irritation and leaky discharge. [More]
Elsevier launches open access journal Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online

Elsevier launches open access journal Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, announces the launch of open access journal Reproductive Biomedicine & Society Online. [More]

IVF may be less successful if donor eggs are frozen

Women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be less likely to reach the stage of giving birth if the donor eggs used for the procedure are frozen rather than fresh, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. [More]
Retrieving eggs at earlier stage of fertility treatment may improve pregnancy rates for older women

Retrieving eggs at earlier stage of fertility treatment may improve pregnancy rates for older women

IVF success rates for women aged 43 and above could improve by retrieving eggs from their ovaries at an earlier stage of fertility treatment, according to a new study published today in the Journal of Endocrinology. [More]
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