4 Ways Researchers Are Pushing The Boundaries Of Making Babies

Infertility treatment is more common than ever, thanks to technology.  More than 70,000 babies were born through in-vitro fertilization in 2014, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data. That’s an increase of nearly 10,000 babies, compared with five years earlier. Men and women are increasingly likely to seek medical help for reasons that include reduced stigma and more employers offering coverage for IVF. But one big reason for the trend is clear: Fertility doctors are getting better at making babies. “Science is moving at a pace that’s very different than any of us could have ever imagined,” said Dr. Eli Adashi, a Brown University professor of reproductive medical science who specializes in ovarian biology. Researchers have fine-tuned the best ways to stimulate a woman’s ovaries, grow embryos in the lab and pick the best ones to transfer to her uterus. Improved success rates have made IVF ― once considered an experimental procedure ― the gold standard of fertility treatment. Here are some of the most inspiring breakthroughs that promise to rock fertility treatment further over the next decade: 1. Babies Made From Three People For the estimated 12,000 women in the U.S. who risk passing down devastating mitochondrial diseases, including neurological disorders, and heart and kidney problems, a new procedure can be the difference in deciding to have children or not.  Scientists h...
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Naturally grown tissues are intricately structured, and the physical properties of tissue derive from the patterning of cells and their behavior in generating a supporting extracellular matrix. This natural complexity ensures that there is still a great deal of work to be accomplished when it comes to the 3-D bioprinting of functional tissue structures; not all tissues can be produced using the current state of the art systems, or at least not in a useful state. The work here is an example of the sort of incremental advance needed to produce tissues that are closer in form and function to those growing naturally inside bod...
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Prince Harry and his wife were seen holding hands when they arrived in the harbour city early on Monday morning on a Qantas A380 flight from London via Singapore.
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MEGHAN MARKLE announced she is pregnant and expecting a baby with husband Prince Harry next spring, but with their Australian tour coming up, will the Duchess be presented with a risk of catching the Zika virus? The countries with high risk of Zika and symptoms are revealed below.
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Authors: Hoay KY, Ratnagopal P PMID: 30315559 [PubMed - in process]
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Publication date: Available online 13 October 2018Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Yusuke Seto, Mototsugu EirakuAbstractHumans have a large and gyrencephalic brain. The higher intellectual ability of humans is dependent on the proper development of the brain. Brain malformation is often associated with cognitive dysfunction. It is thus important to know how our brain grows during development. Several animal species have been used as models to understand the mechanisms of brain development, and have provided us with basic information in this regard. It has been revealed that mammalian brain development basically proc...
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You're reading Female Voices: My Interview with April Gargiulo of Vintner’s Daughter, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. After a long hiatus, I am thrilled to be relaunching Erin's Things with a focus on the women who really inspire me. I couldn't be happier to lead this refresh with my interview of April Gargiulo, the founder of Vintner's Daughter - one of my favorite skin care products. Not only has April created a product that is heralded as one of the best products out there, she is an ardent suppor...
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Discussion Cryptorchidism is the failure of one or both testes to descend from the abdomen into the scrotum. Congenital undescended testis (UDT)is common in young infants (1-4% in term infants and 45% in preterm infants) in that the testes will be palpable but remain high, but most testes will descend by 3-6 months and by 9 months of age only 1% remain undescended. The scrotum often appears underdeveloped. Sometimes the testes cannot be identified and is intra-abdominal at birth. Intra-abdominal testes are less likely to migrate to the scrotum and therefore are more likely to remain undescended. Acquired undescended test...
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ConclusionsThe rate of exposure to violence was determined to be high in women included in the study. The most common type of domestic violence is psychological violence.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 13 October 2018Source: European Journal of Obstetrics &Gynecology and Reproductive BiologyAuthor(s): Roser Taronger, Susana Martínez-Cuenca, Inmaculada Ferreros, José M. Rubio, Pedro J. Fernández-Colom, M. Luisa Martínez-Triguero, Antonio PellicerAbstractObjectiveTo compare the results of two ovarian stimulation protocols for IVF in patients at risk of poor ovarian response: corifollitropin alfa followed by hp-hMG versus daily administration of hp-hMG. We intended to demonstrate the non-inferiority of the protocol with corifollitropin alfa.Study designThis ...
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AbstractWhile our knowledge of bivalve gametogenesis recently progressed, data on early stages of gametogenesis remain to be developed, especially when dealing with germinal stem cells (GSC) and their niche in these organisms. Here, we wish to develop a strategy to identify putative GSC in Pacific oysterCrassostrea gigas based on morphological criteria combined with vasa marker expression. A histological quantitative approach, based on stereology, allowed us to identify two types of early germ cells in the germinal epithelium, one presenting round nuclei and the other irregular ones. Both early germ cell types present slig...
Source: Histochemistry and Cell Biology - Category: Biomedical Science Source Type: research
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