Stem cell transplant in mouse embryo yields heart protection in adulthood
Rochester, Minn. May 14, 2009 - Stem cells play a role in heart muscle rejuvenation by attracting cells from the body that develop into heart muscle cells. They have been successfully used to halt or reverse cardiac injury following heart attack, but not to prevent injury before it occurs.
Americans United for Life Disappointed by Oklahoma Governor's Veto of Bill Banning Destructive Embryo Research
OKLAHOMA CITY, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last night, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry vetoed Oklahoma House Bill 1326, a bill making it illegal for any Oklahoma business to conduct research that would kill a human embryo
or subject an unborn child to a substantial risk of death or injury. T...
Single embryo transfer is the cheapest and most effective strategy for assisted reproduction
Transferring single embryos to women's wombs over several assisted reproduction cycles that use both fresh and frozen embryos is more effective and cheaper than transferring two or more embryos at one time, according to data from the world's longest running series of patients who choose to have on...
Most IVF Patients Under 35 Should Have Single Embryo Transfer, According to Latest SART Data
Delaware Fertility Doctors Urge Worldwide Acceptance
Newark, DE (PRWEB) March 17, 2009 -- IVF physicians at Reproductive Associates of Delaware (RAD)( http://www.reproductiveassociates.org ) have demonstrated that single embryos cultured under proper conditions have mor...
Largest study of fertility patients shows concerns about embryo disposition
DURHAM, NC -- Fertility patients who are done having children feel responsible for the stored, frozen embryos left over from their treatment, yet more than half are against implanting the embryos in anyone else, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University Medical Center.
Statement Regarding the Filing of Signatures to Put the Human Embryo Stem Cell Issue on the November Statewide Ballot
LANSING, Mich., July 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please attribute the
following statement to Dave Doyle, Spokesman for Michigan Citizens Against
Unrestricted Science and Experimentation:
"This proposal is deliberately deceptive. Lawyers and politicians
intentionally drafted this language to...
Weizmann Institute scientists discover how an injured embryo can regenerate itself
More than 80 years have passed since the German scientist Hans Spemann conducted his famous experiment that laid the foundations for the field of embryonic development. After dividing a salamander embryo
in half, Spemann noticed that one half specifically, the half that gives rise to the salamand...
Smoking May Harm the Egg, Embryo
Study in mice points to real damage, scientists say
MONDAY, Nov. 17 (HealthDay News) -- In research that might have implications for human reproduction, U.S. and Chinese scientists have found that cigarette smoke damages mouse eggs and embryos.
The study was designed to examine whe...
Research Reveals Nutrient's Impact on the Embryo
Vitamin A-derived retinoic acid helps guide development, scientists say
MONDAY, Nov. 19 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. researchers say they've uncovered new clues on how embryonic cells regulate levels of retinoic acid, a derivative of vitamin A.
Retinoic acid plays a vital role in embryo
Understanding the Mechanism Underlying Embryo Development
Research aimed at understanding the mechanisms underlying embryo
development has taken a step forward thanks to collaborative work between biologists specialized in the study of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and scientists specialized in the design of mathematical models that simulate th...
Single Embryo IVF Increase Chances of Having Child Sans Risky Multiple Births
According to a new research that studied hazardous multiple births, women undergoing IVF (In vitro fertilization) could be treated with single embryo
without reducing their chances of having a child.
The researchers found that that moving one embryo
at a time to the womb can marginally rai...
More is not Merry! Proposal to Ration Embryo to Women having IVF
The fertility caretaker must get its act together to check the perilous trend of twin and triplet births. A recent proposal to the department has suggested a cap on the// embryo, allowing only one embryo
at a time.
An expert panel set in motion by the Human Fertilization and Embryology Author...
'Dead' Human Embryo – Source of stem cell
Researchers have acquired a stem cell line from a lifeless human embryo. Ethical issues may not be raised as these embryos have stopped developing naturally//.
The study and treatment of diseases like diabetes and Parkinson’s involving human embryonic stem cells has raised ethical concerns du...
Protein Involved In Embryo Formation Found In Malignant Cells
A protein important in embryo
formation has been discovered in malignant melanoma cells by researchers of Northwestern University. //
Scientist discovered this protein called Nodal by injecting malignant melanoma cells in developing zebrafish embryos. The scientists were able to induce abnorm...
Cancer Patient Loses Embryo Appeal
Natallie Evans, who was left infertile after cancer treatment has lost her appeal to use frozen embryos to have a baby. The European Court of Human Rights rules against Ms Evans, who says that she is determined to have a baby. //
"I'm still as determined to do whatever it takes to have a child o...
Cryopreservation of embryo eggs
Cryopreservation of embryo
eggs is now offered by Yale Fertility Center. Professor Pasquale Patrizio, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences is collaborating with an oocyte Cryopreservation expert from Italy. //
The new embryo
freezing technique would help in preserving...
Decreasing Multiple Births By Single Embryo Transfers
Researchers say women opting to undergo a single embryo
transfer instead of a double embryo
transfer during in vitro fertilization can decrease the chance of multiple births without substantially lowering live births, // according to a new study.
Researchers studied 661 women younger than 36 and...
A New Form of Spectroscopy to Assess Reproductive Potential of Embryo
Researchers have developed a procedure that estimates the reproductive potential of individual embryos. This process might help to decrease// multiple births and to achieve a higher success rate in women undergoing IVF.
Over 100,000 in-vitro fertilization procedures are performed each year in...
Green Signal To Human-Animal Embryo
The British Government has allowed scientists to create part-animal and part-human only for research on treatment for life threatening diseases//. This was announced by the health minister Caroline Flint who would be working on a draft bill on fertility treatment and embryo
Ceramide Directs Stem Cells in Embryo
Ceramide, a little-known lipid plays a crucial role in shaping a hollow sphere of stem cells into human beings, researchers have found. It seems to help in organizing// tissues by directing stem cells to their respective positions.
They found that in the first few days of life, ceramide helps...
PET can help guide treatment decisions for a common pediatric cancer
...some malignant lesions in the body.
Neuroblastomaa form of cancer that starts in certain types of very primitive developing nerve cells found in an embryo
or fetusoccurs most frequently in infants and young children. There are about 650 new cases of the cancer reported in the U.S. each year, according to...
Surrogacy and Egg Donation Seminar with Free Egg Donation Cycle
...ed Reproduction including surrogacy, egg donation, embryo
donation and the laws affecting them.
For more...ng build families through surrogacy, egg donation, embryo
donation and sperm donation for couples and indivi...lternative paths by using surrogacy, egg donation, embryo
donation and sperm donation to become a family.&qu...
Cell Discovery May Bring Science Closer to Diabetes Cure
...insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas are attacked by the immune system.
"With this study showing that turning one gene on or off in a mouse embryo
instructs a cell to become pancreatic or biliary, now we'll see if that same gene, Sox17, can be used to direct an embryonic stem cell to become a bil...
Studies shed light on preserving fertility among cancer patients
...feguard fertility, such as freezing eggs for later embryo
development, have poor odds of success, leaving pa...oung cancer patients.
Making a More Viable embryo
Cryopreservation, the process of freezing eggs ...These genes, DAZ and DAZL, form the basis of human embryo
and germ cell growth and may be a key to understan...
Stem Cell Decision Opens New Doors, May Spur More Research
...r studying diseases like cystic fibrosis. In PGD, a couple prepares for in-vitro fertilization, and it's possible to take one cell from a really early embryo
to let you know which embryos are fine, and which carries two copies, in this case of a cystic fibrosis gene. While it's been possible to make lines f...
Stem Cells' "Suspended" State Preserved by Key Step, Scientists Report
...eurons to introduce into patients.
The new research, conducted on mouse embryo
cells, revealed that a gene known as Chd1 loosens the packaging that normal...rmation of a tissue known as primitive endoderm, which is essential for the embryo
to survive and develop.
Chd1 also was shown by the research team to be...
NIH Stem Cell Guidelines Ethically Irresponsible, Scientifically Unworthy, Useless to Patients, Says Family Research Council
...iments. They remove limits on taxpayer funding of experiments that require embryo
destruction, and open the door to future abuses. NIH clearly believes the ... be separate persons, opening a gaping loophole for researchers to increase embryo
production for their own purposes," added Perkins.
"Acting NIH direc...
Study in Nature: MicroRNAs hold promise for treating diseases in blood vessels
...scular Research Institute at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Thanks to stem cells, humans develop from a single cell embryo
into a complex being with about 250 unique cell types. As the fetus develops, cells divide and multiply (proliferate) in many generations and speciali...
Women with cystic fibrosis can have safe and successful fertility treatment
...th the patients and 15 successful pregnancies were achieved using this method. One woman had IVF after IUI failed and she became pregnant after frozen embryo
transfer. Another woman became pregnant after egg donation because her ovaries had failed. In total, there were 17 pregnancies in 13 of the 15 women, ...
Reduced ovarian reserve associated with increased risk of trisomic pregnancy
Trisomic pregnancies occur when the embryo
has three copies of a chromosome rather than the n...ce that a fertilised, abnormal egg is selected for embryo
transfer in IVF is increased in women with reduced...d of, say, six or eight) the chance that no normal embryo
is available is relatively high."
As women get ...
A Growing Number of Brits Cross the Atlantic for Donor Egg IVF Treatment at Shady Grove Fertility Center
...gnancy -- while SGFC harvests the donor's eggs and fertilizes them in vitro with the thawed sperm. Only then does the couple return to Maryland for embryo
transfer. This streamlined, trans-Atlantic system results in pregnancy success rates comparable to those of couples using fresh sperm.
"In some ...
Conceptual Options, a Center for Surrogacy & Egg Donation, Announces Third Party Assurance Program
...ty community and in helping build families through surrogacy, egg donation, embryo
donation and sperm donation for couples and individuals across the United S...itional; some just take alternative paths by using surrogacy, egg donation, embryo
donation and sperm donation to become a family."
Pig Stem Cells Created
...mbryonic-like stem cells.
Further tests confirmed the cells were capable of differentiating into the cell types that make up the three layers in an embryo
-- endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm -- a characteristic of all embryonic stem cells.
The discovery will make it easier for researchers to develop em...
World first: Chinese scientists create pig stem cells
... cells. Further tests confirmed that they were, in fact, stem cells capable of differentiating into the cell types that make up the three layers in an embryo
endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm a quality that all embryonic stem cells have. The information gained from successfully inducing pluripotent stem cel...
Found: First IVF Baby Born in East Bay 25 Years Ago
...ther of two. At the reunion she will meet two others whose births who made news: Travis McCullar, 22, the second baby in the nation born from a frozen embryo
(October 26, 1986), and Brian Strickland, 24, the second IVF baby born in Contra Costa County (May 6, 1985).
McCullar's birth was so notable tha...
More Assisted Reproduction, But Fewer Multiple Births
...ery rates have increased for both frozen and fresh embryo
cycles. In 2002, more than 601,250 ART cycles resu...IVF, 21 percent for ICSI and 15 percent for frozen embryo
transfer. In 2000, those rates were 19 percent, 20...ercent and 12 percent, respectively.
When fresh embryo
USCCB Submits Comments to NIH on Proposed Guidelines for Stem Cell Research
...eir own moral legitimacy."
Msgr. Malloy highlighted the "central fact of science" relevant to the issue of embryonic stem cell research, that the embryo
that will be destroyed to obtain embryonic stem cells "is a human being at a very early stage of his or her development."
This is not a matter o...
New Insight Into Primate Eye Evolution
...n monkeys, the specialized cell types in the eye all develop in the growing embryo
from a single type of immature cell, called a retinal progenitor cell.
...or slowing down the proliferation of the progenitor cells in the developing embryo
might actually change the types of cells that they became. Thus, the evolut...
Fewer Than One Percent of Infertile Couples Who Need Treatment Receive It - Website to Bridge Gap Between Infertile Couples and Fertility Clinics
... can normally be done in one visit to an Infertility clinic.
Now women that have had their tubes tied can visit a IVF Clinic and have options like embryo
transfer or tubal ligation reversal. It is always recommended that both the man and woman show up for the Fertility consultation, for sometimes it m...
Chicago-area Infertility Specialist Richard Sherbahn, MD, Reports a Woman's Body Mass Index Affects Her Success in Infertility Treatment
...lso compared the number of eggs retrieved, rate of embryo
implantation, clinical pregnancy rate, live birth...; Dr. Sherbahn explains.
The rate of day-five embryo
transfers -- which have a greater chance of succes...verall in our IVF program, women who have day-five embryo
transfers have significantly higher pregnancy and ...