Chromosomal problems affect nearly all human embryos
... hypothesised that the selection of chromosomally normal embryos for uterine transfer would increase the live birth rate and decrease the spontaneous abortion
rate per embryo transferred.
"Although PGS is promoted as a way of increasing the chances of a successful pregnancy," said Ms Vanneste, "there has ...
Study: Health undervalued in reproductive rights debate
... advocates fear happening nationwide if conscience clauses become the norm."
In another case, a judge upheld a law that would shutter a rural abortion
provider, citing services available at another clinic 70 miles away as adequately protecting women's interests. But the ruling did not adequately ...
New research lights up chronic bacterial infection inside bone
... claimed twenty lives in Canada. Additionally, Listeria infection is the third most common cause of bacterial meningitis in newborns, and can cause abortion
and stillbirth. When the infection is caught in time, treatment can be difficult and take weeks to clear with intravenous administration of ...
Overcoming Taboos, Myths, and Dogmas in Bioethics
... whether it is even a discipline, bioethics tackles some of the most complex and sensitive issues confronting modern society. From discussions on abortion
to assisted dying, bioethicists are there.
Each novel development in biomedical technology seems to spark rancorous disputes. FUTURE BIOETHICS: ...
Caution on stem cell therapy
... obtained from test-tube fertilization of eggs left over by couples attempting to have babies. Embryonic stem cells have been controversial because abortion
foes consider them to be human beings rather than a small batch of cells.
Capecchi won the Nobel with Sir Martin Evans and Oliver Smithies for ...
Brucella abortus S19 genome sequenced; points toward virulence genes
... make strain S19 suitable for use as a vaccine in cattle because it may hold the secret as to why other Brucella strains cause disease and trigger the abortion
of developing embryos in livestock. The researchers have discovered a group of 24 genes that are linked to virulence by making comparisons of the ...
Widespread support for nonembryonic stem cell research, VCU Life Sciences Survey shows
... stem cell research that does not involve human embryos. Majorities of nearly all groups in society, including those with differing beliefs about abortion
and religious commitment, favor non-embryonic stem cell research, according to the survey released Wednesday.
The findings are part of this years ...
Emergency contraception fails to halt abortions
... years and whereas 1% of women requesting an abortion
in 1984 said they had used it to try and prevent ... has been heralded as the solution to rising abortion
rates, says Professor Glasier, but in the UK, abortion
rates have increased from 11 per 1,000 women aged ...
Down syndrome: It's not just the age factor
... is published in Springer's journal Naturwissenschaften this week.
Neuhäuser and Krackow reviewed and analysed data from 1953 and 1972 (before abortion
was widespread). They found that other factors, besides the mother's increasing age, were linked to the number of Down Syndrome cases. Down ...
Dominant meerkats render rivals infertile
... period, leading to dramatically increased levels of stress hormones and a collapse in fertility. This tactic reduces conception rates and increases abortion
rates among the evicted subordinates, who are only allowed to return to the group after the dominant female has given birth.
The dominant ...
Newly recognized gene mutation may reduce seeds, resurrect plants
... it does influence how seeds develop, perhaps playing a role in regulating the number of seeds a plant will support to maturity," Jenks said. "Seed abortion
by plants likely is a tightly regulated process that necessitates allowing some seed loss to conserve resources in a stressful environment without ...
First frozen egg baby born in Canada
... women who wish to delay childbearing to do so safely," notes Dr. Tan. After 30 years of age, a woman's fertility declines and the rate of spontaneous abortion
increases significantly. The risks of chromosomal abnormalities, such as Down's syndrome, are also higher in babies produced by older women. Finally, ...