Brigham finds new way to analyze sperm — with your smartphone

Researchers at Brigham and Women ’s Hospital have found a way to analyze sperm samples from the privacy of your own home — by using your smartphone. Approximately 45 million couples in the world suffer from infertility, but analyzing male infertility is currently cumbersome, expensive and awkward. Researchers wanted a new way to test male fertility outside the clinic, making something as easy as an at-home pregnancy test. A Brigham-developed device, which can be attached to a smartphone, can…
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This study aims to verify the morphokinetic criteria to discriminate good morphological blastocyst (group I) from poor morphological blastocyst (group II) by using Primo vision® (Vitrolife, Sweden). Material and Method: The prospective study was performed in infertile couples treated with assisted reproductive technology at Thammasat Fertility Center, Thailand, in 2015. The morphokinetic study was compared between the two groups by t-test and Mann-Whitney U test with p
Source: Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet - Category: General Medicine Tags: J Med Assoc Thai Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: First line management of infertility once a diagnosis of PCOS is made should include weight loss and exercise with goals to below class 2 obesity (BMI
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada : JOGC - Category: OBGYN Tags: J Obstet Gynaecol Can Source Type: research
[IPS] Chicago -Fertility health is an incredibly personal - and often vulnerable - topic. Fertility, infertility, and fertility preservation have gained increased public interest over the past few years. Infertility is formally defined as the inability to achieve pregnancy after one year of unprotected intercourse.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
[This Day] While one in every four Nigerian couples experience delay in achieving conception, experts say with multiple IVF the challenge can be addressed. Martins Ifijeh chronicles the lives of couples who through the assisted reproductive technology are now proud parents.
Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth - Category: OBGYN Source Type: news
CONCLUSIONS Chromosome translocations involving chromosome 6 influence fertility status and lead to increased risk of miscarriage. Cytogenetic screening before opting for assisted reproductive technology and the breakpoints of chromosome 6 translocation should be considered for infertile male carriers. PMID: 29911662 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Medical Science Monitor - Category: Research Tags: Med Sci Monit Source Type: research
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research,Volume 44, Issue 6, Page 1036-1041, June 2018.
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Severe uterine damage and infection lead to intrauterine adhesions, which result in hypomenorrhea, amenorrhea and infertility. Cell sheet engineering has shown great promise in clinical applications. Adipose-derived stem cells (ADSCs) are emerging as an alternative source of stem cells for cell-based therapies. In the present study, we investigated the feasibility of applying ADSCs as seed cells to form scaffold-free cell sheet. Data showed that ADSC sheets expressed higher levels of FGF, Col I, TGFβ and VEGF than ADSCs in suspension, while increased expression of this gene set was associated with st...
Source: Biology of Reproduction - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Biol Reprod Source Type: research
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research,Volume 44, Issue 6, Page 1036-1041, June 2018.
Source: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research - Category: OBGYN Authors: Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 June 2018 Source:Best Practice & Research Clinical Obstetrics & Gynaecology Author(s): Carla Tomassetti, Thomas D’Hooghe When evaluating the correlation between endometriosis and infertility with application of the evidence-based guidelines to establish causality in medicine, it becomes apparent that endometriosis causes infertility. This is supported by a strong and consistent association between the two in various settings (prevalence, natural conception, IUI and ART), evidence for a temporal relation, arguments for a dose-response gradient, and proven effects of remov...
Source: Best Practice and Research Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
This study has demonstrated that combining several candidate genes is needed to assess which may play a role in fertility. ABBREVIATIONS: CI: confidence interval; COH: controlled ovarian hyperstimulation; DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid; ESR: estrogen receptors; FSH: follicle stimulating hormones; FSHR: FSH receptor; IVF: in vitro fertilization; PGR: progesterone receptors; SNP: single nucleotide polymorphism. PMID: 29916276 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Systems Biology in Reproductive Medicine - Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: Tags: Syst Biol Reprod Med Source Type: research
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