Inside The Ukrainian Clinic Making '3-Parent Babies' For Women Who Are Infertile
A clinic in Kiev, Ukraine, stirs controversy by making babies with DNA from three different people to help women who are infertile bear children. It's the only clinic known to be doing this right now.(Image credit: Rob Stein/NPR)
[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.
Conclusion Moderate-to-severe endometriosis was more common in women with East or South East Asian ethnicity in our tertiary referral center. This could be explained by East/South East Asians with minimal-mild disease being less likely to seek care, or genetic/environmental differences that increase the risk of more severe disease amongst East/South East Asians.
Condition: Unexplained Infertility Interventions: Procedure: Pre-treatment endometrial biopsy; Drug: Danazol; Procedure: Post-treatment endometrial biopsy Sponsor: Ain Shams University Completed
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]
Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research,Volume 44, Issue 6, Page 1036-1041, June 2018.
(University of Bath) In many species, including humans, the young are often more susceptible to infection than adults, even after accounting for prior exposure to infection. From an evolutionary perspective this may seem puzzling, as dying young or becoming infertile due to infection means organisms will be unable to reproduce. However, new research from the University of Bath suggests that many species may have evolved to prioritise growth over immunity while maturing.
This study aimed to determine the prevalence of GAD and its associated factors among infertile patien...
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...
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]