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Treating infertility with drug-delivering microspheres

For an embryo to survive, it must attach to the lining of the uterus within days of conception. However, if this lining, called the endometrium, is too thin, the embryo can’t latch on. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Biomaterials Science & … Continue reading

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Embryo research could help develop better infertility treatments

A research group focused on embryos has begun its work in Finland, comprehensively surveying for the first time the short RNA molecules that regulate genome function during embryonic development. Information gained from human ova and embryos helps to understand problems … Continue reading

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Embryo cryopreservation improved, study says

Typical egg collection requires a healthy woman to go through weeks of hormone therapy and then undergo an operation to retrieve eggs. These eggs are fertilized in vitro, and the best embryos are selected for future transfer. But not all … Continue reading

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Stem cells can create human embryo structure

Scientists have discovered a simple, efficient way to recreate the early structure of the human embryo from stem cells in the laboratory. The new approach unlocks news ways of studying human fertility and reproduction. Stem cells have the ability to … Continue reading

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New insight into embryo development

Pioneering research led by experts from the University of Exeter’s Living Systems Institute in the U.K. has provided new insight into formation of the human embryo. The team of researchers discovered a unique regenerative property of cells in the early … Continue reading

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Evaluating embryo quality with ultrasensitive protein detection

Infertility is estimated to affect 9% of reproductive-aged couples globally, and many couples turn to assisted reproductive technology (ART). Selecting embryos with maximum development potential plays a pivotal role in obtaining the highest rate of success in ART treatment, which … Continue reading

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Scientists modify genes of embryos

A team of researchers in Portland, Oregon has carried out the first known attempt at genetically modifying human embryos in the United States. According to an article in the MIT Technology Review, researchers at the Oregon Health and Science University successfully … Continue reading

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Discovery could help improve IVF success rates

Scientists have discovered that chromosomal abnormalities in human embryos created for in vitro fertilization, or IVF, can be predicted within the first 30 hours of development from the union of a female egg and male sperm. This discovery, published in … Continue reading

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Breakthrough! FDA approves the Eeva Test

A new, breakthrough technology designed to help fertility clinics select the best embryos during in vitro fertilization (IVF) to aid in their effort to provide the best chance of a successful pregnancy is now commercially available in the United States … Continue reading

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