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Making better embryos

February 25, 2019

One out of every six Canadian couples experiences infertility, and some resort to in vitro fertilization. Trouble is, the embryos…
Device to corral viable sperm may speed IVF process

September 12, 2018

For couples hoping for a baby via in vitro fertilization, chances have improved. A process that once took…
For pregnancy or profit: Motive for undergoing IVF may alter the experience

August 24, 2017

An individual’s reason for undergoing a medical intervention — be it to prevent or treat disease, earn money,…
Piglets Might Unlock Keys to In Vitro Fertilization in Humans

July 19, 2017

It is estimated that parents seeking to have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF) spend between $12,000 and…
Insurance coverage for IVF increases chance of having baby

March 30, 2017

Women who pursue in vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant are more likely to give birth if they…
Frozen Embryos May Improve IVF Outcomes for Some Women

September 15, 2016

Frozen embryos may be better and safer than fresh embryos for women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) who…
The biological clock gets a time stamp

June 7, 2016

Yale School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular pathways involved in the aging of human eggs. This…
Increasing interest in genetic testing and DNA databases threatens donor anonymity

April 18, 2016

Not all couples are lucky enough to have children. Scientific advancements nowadays offer some options besides the adoption,…
‘Squishiness’ can indicate embryo viability

February 26, 2016

Selecting the right fertilized embryo for in vitro fertilization (IVF) might be as simple as choosing a ripe…
Scientists Allowed to Edit Genes in Human Embryos for the First Time

February 3, 2016

British scientists have been greenlighted to genetically alter healthy human embryos, donated by couples with a surplus after…
Extra sperm analysis could help involuntarily childless couples

January 25, 2016

New research findings from Lund University, Sweden show that a simple analysis of chromosomal breaks in sperms can…
Research leads to first puppies born by in vitro fertilization

December 10, 2015

For the first time, a litter of puppies was born by in vitro fertilization, thanks to work by…
Metabolic ‘switch’ regulating stem-cell development is found

November 17, 2015

Researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine have shown that changes in…
Discovery could improve in vitro fertilization success rates for women around the world

July 9, 2015

Scientists identify ‘chromosomal fate’ of embryos at earliest stage of human development Scientists at Oregon Health & Science…
Do too many couples expect IVF to solve their fertility problems?

June 2, 2015

All too frequently I am faced with breaking bad news to disappointed couples in their early forties who…
First 3-D Movies of Living Sperm

February 12, 2014

New video tracking system could someday help in vitro fertilization clinics select most viable sperm To improve their…
Fertility treatments keep multiple births high

December 10, 2013

More than one in three twin births and three of four births of triplets or more in the…
Vitamin C Helps Control Gene Activity in Stem Cells

July 4, 2013

UCSF-Led Research Finding Could Lead to Improved Treatments for Cancer, In Vitro Fertilization Vitamin C affects whether genes…
Researchers Develop Sperm-Sorting Design That May Aid Couples Undergoing in vitro Fertilization

May 24, 2013

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 70 million couples experience infertility worldwide. Current data suggests that nearly…
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