Author Archives: Reproductive Science Center of New Jersey

Smoking, pre-eclampsia may cause fertility problems for offspring

Low levels of oxygen in the womb, which can be caused by smoking or conditions such as pre-eclampsia, may cause problems with fertility later in life, a study carried out in rats suggests. The research, led by scientists at the … Continue reading

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New podcast: How are fertility success rates determined?

What are your chances of getting pregnant during an IVF cycle? In our latest podcast, Dr. William Ziegler discusses what success rates are and how they are determined for IVF and other fertility treatments. You can listen to the podcast … Continue reading

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Study links air pollution with reduced sperm production in mice

Exposure to tiny air pollution particles may lead to reduced sperm production, suggests new research in mice that was presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans in March. “Infertility rates are increasing around the world, … Continue reading

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Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeated miscarriages, study reports

Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women, according to research presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans … Continue reading

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Study shows household contaminants cut male fertility

New research by scientists at the University of Nottingham suggests that environmental contaminants found in the home and diet have the same adverse effects on male fertility in both humans and in domestic dogs. There has been increasing concern over … Continue reading

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New chlamydia treatment could lower infertility risk

Researchers in Canada have developed a new way to prevent and treat chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted bacterial infection in the world. Left untreated, chlamydia can infect other parts of the female reproductive system and cause pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). … Continue reading

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New fertility hope for childhood cancer survivors

One in three childhood cancer survivors is at risk of becoming infertile due to chemotherapy or radiation, and since their sperm or eggs have not matured, assisted reproduction using those sperm or eggs is not an option when they become … Continue reading

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Thank your doctors on National Doctor’s Day

March 30, which is designated National Doctor’s Day, was established to recognize physicians, their work and their contributions to their community. Please join us as we wish our physicians–Dr. Alan Martinez, Dr. William Ziegler and Dr. Virginia Mensah, left to right–a … Continue reading

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Can ‘sperm races’ help IVF succeed?

Perhaps, according to a presentation at the American Physical Society March Meeting in March. A microchip device that pits sperm racing against one another is being developed by Afrouz Ataei from Florida Atlantic University and may help to improve IVF … Continue reading

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‘Positivity’ helped couple through fertility treatment

A patient of ours thanked RSCNJ for its attitude as well as its expertise: “The staff is so friendly, responsible, and helpful. Their positivity is infectious and you just know that everything is going to work out. Thank you for … Continue reading

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