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Infertility Breakthrough With First Birth from Lab-matured Egg

...y also reimplant cancer cells. For women who are infertile with PCOS, taking hormones to stimulate egg production can lead to potentially fatal overstimulation of the ovaries. Thus, obtaining immature eggs from unstimulated ovaries, and then coaxing them towards a pregnancy, is a major step forward for pat...

Embryo Protection Law in Germany

...t state funding has on the availability of ART for infertile couples. In 2003, Germany announced that it would be cutting its generous reimbursement of fertility treatment by 50% and in that year there was a sudden surge in the number of procedures from 84,819 in 2002 to 102,426 as couples rushed to take adv...

Complementary Therapy may Reduce Pregnancy Chances in Women

...arge scale prospective evaluation of CAT use in an infertile population. We found that women who went on to use complementary therapies for example reflexology and nutritional supplements during their treatments were more distressed and emotionally affected by their fertility problems than non-users, says ...

Mother Donates Eggs So Daughter can Give Birth

...n give birth should her genetic disorder make her infertile as an adult, a physician said Tuesday. If Flavie Boivin should become infertile, her mother's eggs could make it possible for her to give birth nonetheless, to a child who would be not only her offspring, but also her half-sister or half-brother. ...

Belgian Doctor Restores Woman's Fertility With Ovary Graft

...irst after restoring the fertility of a woman made infertile by chemotherapy and other cancer treatment. The...n her mid-thirties and who was not named, was made infertile in 1990 by chemotherapy and total body irradiation treatment before being given a bone marrow transp...

Questions Raised Over Safety of In-vitro Fertilization

...tility treatment are 50 per cent more likely to be infertile themselves. Or is it just a 'mass experiment' with... Following her heart attack in 2004, Lee who was infertile after being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome as a teenager was told it was too dangerous fo...

60% of Infertile Couples are Okay With Allowing Unused Embryos for Stem Cell Research

...tudy; other options, including donation to another infertile couple or destruction of the embryos, were far less desirable. Infertility patients proved more likely to support donating unused embryos to research than giving them to another couple or simply destroying them, possibly because they feel a responsib...

Afghan Couple Turn to Indian Sperm Banks for Help

...ports say. However much Islamist or Talibanized, infertile Afghan couple do scout around for sperm donors and...who have visited me, it is the men who were either infertile or had erectile dysfunction. 'These men are surprised when after tests I inform them that it is t...

Indian-born Australian Scientist Wins Award for Stem Cell Research

...ed cells. These cells come from embryos donated by infertile couples that have agreed to let their excess embryos be used in stem cell research. Sidhu says: "These lines could eventually lead to safer treatments for conditions such as diabetes, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and even breast cancer....

Immune Substance in Semen may Help Determine Male Fertility

... have any idea as to whether the samples came from infertile men or from healthy controls. It was observed that the MIF levels in men with infertility problems were either too high or too low, while healthy controls had levels that were just right. Upon adding MIF into lab dishes filled with healthy sper...

Immune System Protein Could Be the Key Infertility

... MIF contained in semen samples collected from 68 infertile and 27 reproductively healthy men. The samples w...ples belonged to. The researchers found that the infertile men had MIF levels that were either too high or too low. When the scientists added MIF into lab di...

IVF Tourism Marred by Ethical Differences in EU

...d access to assisted reproductive technology \ for infertile couples should be preserved in similar legislation throughout Europe as part of a unified strategy to address human infertility, Professor Devroey said. The EU would do better to look into basic clinical standards for fertility treatment, so that I...

Stem Cell Answer to Infertility in Five Years, Says Scientist

...lls to grow mature sperm and implant them into the infertile males testes is no more than five years away....

Nagaland Gets Its First Test-Tube Baby

...m grateful to god that at least we could help this infertile couple." The couple has named the baby Hekhulu meaning "Blessing from God" in the local dialect. The world's first test-tube baby, Louise Brown, was born on July 25, 1978 in England. There have been over a million children born through in-vitro f...

Many Couples Choose to Donate Surplus Embryos for Stem Cell Research

...r own future use, 7% opted to donate them to other infertile couples, and fewer than 1% made the decision to discard the embryos. "Among the couples who did not want to increase their family, 90% support the donation of embryos to stem cell research in a Catholic country—and, most importantly, almost no coup...

Magic of Motherhood Through Egg Donation

...an as a noble and altruistic gesture to elevate an infertile woman to the status of a mother, it has recently evolved to encompass the donation of eggs for research. Somatic Cell Nuclear Transfer is a technology that uses unfertilized human eggs to produce patient-specific embryonic stem cell lines. This ...

Californian Baby Creates History - Born from a Frozen Egg and Sperm

...who suffered from illnesses which could leave them infertile . These days, women who want to have a baby after their 30’s prefer to freeze their eggs for use at a later stage. Statitistcs show that almost 200 children all over the world ow their existence to this fertility method that employs frozen eggs and ...

Breakthrough Discovery- Human Sperms From Bone Marrow

...ists hope can eventually be worked upon to benefit infertile men. The pioneering scientists from the Universities of G?ttingen and Münster and the Medical School of Hannover say they have only the law to fear now. Says lead researcher Professor Karim Nayernia, now at the North-east England Stem Cell Institu...

Discovery in Male Mice Gives Hope in Providing Clues to Find Infertility in Men

...y can now look for similar mutations in the DNA of infertile men. Up to 15 percent of couples of childbearing...y can now look for similar mutations in the DNA of infertile men. Up to 15 percent of couples of childbearing age struggle with the heartache of infertility. N...

Treating Male Infertility With Stem Cells

...n recipient mice, were injected into the testes of infertile mice, in which infertility was induced either chemically or genetically (via mutations in a gene required for sperm production). The donor GFP-expressing cells took up residence in the testes and survived within the recipient mice for the entire 1...

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