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Monthly Archives: June 2010

In vitro maturation: do eggs matured in the laboratory result in babies with Large Offspring Syndrome?

Rome, Italy: A review of studies of babies born after in vitro maturation (IVM) fertility treatment has suggested that they are more likely to be born larger than normal and to have more difficult births requiring more obstetric interventions such … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
Posted in Fertility

New non-surgical treatment for uterine fibroids can improve quality of life and maintain fertility

NB: this is the subject of a news briefing by Dr. Alicia Armstrong at 09.15 hrs (CEST) on Wednesday 30 June [Hall 10, Room A] Rome, Italy: A new, effective, non-surgical treatment for uterine fibroids can help women with this … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 9:15 am
Posted in Fertility

On-going pregnancy rates from vitrified eggs as good as those from fresh, finds randomised trial

Rome, Italy: Embryos derived from oocytes (eggs) cryopreserved by the vitrification method are just as likely to produce an on-going pregnancy as those involving fresh oocytes, the 26th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology heard … Continue reading

Published Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 at 9:15 am
Posted in Fertility

Ovarian transplantation restores fertility to old mice and also lengthens their lives

Rome, Italy: Scientists have discovered that when they transplant ovaries from young mice into aging female mice, not only does the procedure make the mice fertile again, but also it rejuvenates their behaviour and increases their lifespan. The question now … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
Posted in Fertility

Drinking alcohol during pregnancy may damage semen quality in sons

NB: this is the subject of a news briefing by Dr Cecilia Ramlau-Hansen at 10.00 hrs (CEST) on Tuesday 29 June [Hall 10, Room A] Rome, Italy: Mothers who drink alcohol while they are pregnant may be damaging the fertility … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 10:00 am
Posted in Fertility

Researchers discover why some women are sub-fertile and have a poor response to ovarian stimulating hormones

NB: this is the subject of a news briefing by Dr Maria Lalioti at 10.00 hrs (CEST) on Tuesday 29 June [Hall 10, Room A] Rome, Italy: Researchers have discovered that some women carry a genetic variation that makes them … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 10:00 am
Posted in Fertility

Cheap and simple, non-invasive blood test could replace invasive diagnostic techniques in early pregnancy

NB: this is the subject of a news briefing by Dr Suzanna Frints at 10.00 hrs (CEST) on Tuesday 29 June [Hall 10, Room A] Rome, Italy: Researchers in The Netherlands believe they are on the verge of developing a … Continue reading

Published Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 at 10:00 am
Posted in Fertility

Overweight women undertaking ART twice as likely to miscarry as their slimmer counterparts

NB: this is the subject of a news briefing by Dr. Vivian Rittenberg at 11.45 hrs (CEST) on Monday 28 June [Hall 10, Room A] Rome, Italy: Being overweight leads to a greater risk of miscarriage for patients undergoing assisted … Continue reading

Published Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 11:45 am
Posted in Fertility

Endometriosis has a significant effect on women’s work productivity, first worldwide study finds

NB: this is the subject of a news briefing by Dr. Kelechi Nnoaham at 11.45hrs (CEST) on Monday 28 June [Hall 10, Room A] Rome, Italy: The first worldwide study of the societal impact of endometriosis has found a significant … Continue reading

Published Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 10:00 am
Posted in Fertility

Study of incidence of transmissible disease in ART patients shows EU requirement for screening at each donation to be unnecessary

Rome, Italy: European legislation that requires all couples undergoing assisted reproduction treatment (ART) to be screened for HIV and hepatitis at the time of every sperm or egg donation is unnecessary, expensive, and potentially distressing for patients, the 26th annual … Continue reading

Published Monday, June 28th, 2010 at 10:00 am
Posted in Fertility
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