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Netherlands gives green light for growing human embryos

Dutch government sanctions ‘limited research’ to help infertile couples and to tackle hereditary or congenital diseasesThe Dutch government has announced it wants to allow growing human embryos “under strict and limited conditions” for scientific research, thereby giving hope to parents struggling to conceive.The Dutch health minister, Edith Schippers, said she “wants to allow the creation of embryos for scientific research – and under very strict conditions to give people the possibility of (healthy) children”. Continue reading...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - Category: Science Authors: Tags: Genetics Netherlands UK news Science Biology Source Type: news

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Abstract Background: Despite recent advances that have improved the pregnancy success rates that can be achieved via in vitro fertilization (IVF) therapy, it is not yet clear which blastocyst morphological parameters best predict the outcomes of single blastocyst transfer. In addition, most of the previous studies did not exclude the effect of embryo aneuploidy on blastocysts transfer. Thus, the present study investigated the predictive value of various parameters on the pregnancy outcomes achieved via the transfer of frozen euploid blastocysts. Methods: The study retrospectively analyzed 914 single euploid b...
Source: Chinese Medical Journal - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Chin Med J (Engl) Source Type: research
A SIMPLE new procedure could help infertile women to become pregnant, scientists believe. The Revita technique – pioneered at King’s College Hospital, London – has already shown promising results in treating people with Type 2 diabetes.
Source: Daily Express - Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Conditions:   Myoma;Uterus;   Infertility, Female Intervention:   Sponsor:   Istituto Clinico Humanitas Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
Conditions:   Myoma;Uterus;   Infertility, Female Intervention:   Sponsor:   Istituto Clinico Humanitas Completed
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
CONCLUSIONS Our data demonstrate that the PPOS protocol increases the levels of 12 lipids in FF, which reveals a strong association between the differentially elevated lipids and better IVF/ICSI outcomes. PMID: 29783268 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Background: Infertility patients frequently use the internet to find fertility-related information and support from people in similar circumstances. YouTube is increasingly used as a source of health-related information and may influence health decision making. There have been no studies examining the content of infertility-related videos on YouTube. Objective: The purpose of this study was to (1) describe the content of highly viewed videos on YouTube related to infertility and (2) identify video characteristics that relate to viewer preference. Methods: Using the search term “infertility,” the 80 top-viewed Y...
Source: Journal of Medical Internet Research - Category: General Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Condition:   Infertility, Male Intervention:   Procedure: ICSI Sponsor:   Tanta University Not yet recruiting
Source: ClinicalTrials.gov - Category: Research Source Type: clinical trials
(University of Seville) A group of researchers has published the first study to determine the prevalence of twin births and chimerism in a large population of PRE horses, and the results suggest that chimerism is not especially connected to infertility.
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Conclusions Women being treated for infertility may wish to participate in initiatives that promote fertility. Training, adopting healthy lifestyle behaviours and perceptions of self-efficacy can be improved.
Source: European Journal of Integrative Medicine - Category: Complementary Medicine Source Type: research
Among couples being treated for infertility, depression in the male partner was linked to lower pregnancy chances, according to astudy inFertility and Sterility. In contrast, depression in the female partner was not found to influence the rate of pregnancy or live birth.Depression rates are known to be high among couples seeking fertility treatments, with previous research finding 41% of women and nearly 50% of men in such couples show signs of depression, wrote Emily A. Evans-Hoeker, M.D., of Virginia Tech Carilion, and colleagues.To investigate the role of depression on pregnancy outcomes in couples seeking non-IVF treat...
Source: Psychiatr News - Category: Psychiatry Tags: antidepressants depression Emily A. Evans-Hoeker Esther Eisenberg infertility pregnancy SSRIs Source Type: research
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