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Conflict of interest in the IVF industry
Conflict of interest in the IVF industry (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

An Australian-first study into the commercialisation of IVF treatments has found that some professionals in the artificial reproductive technology (ART) industry believe that there is a conflict of interest between IVF clinics operating as commercial businesses, which is, therefore, impacting ... Read More »

Women lack critical nutrient for pregnancy
Women lack critical nutrient for pregnancy (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 40 percent of women are deficient in iodine, an essential mineral in developing healthy brains in babies, new research out of Westmead has found. Lead researcher Dr Jenny Gunton, from the Westmead Institute for Medical Research, the University ... Read More »

Hormones linked to onset of menopause not associated with chances of conception
Hormones linked to onset of menopause not associated with chances of conception (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Tests that estimate ovarian reserve, or the number of a woman’s remaining eggs, before menopause, do not appear to predict short-term chances of conception, according to a National Institutes of Health-funded study of women with no history of infertility. The ... Read More »

What drives up a pregnant woman’s biological age?
What drives up a pregnant woman’s biological age? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Pregnant women who had low socioeconomic status during childhood and who have poor family social support appear to prematurely age on a cellular level, potentially raising the risk for complications, a new study has found. Researchers at The Ohio State ... Read More »

Most IVF babies come from frozen embryos for first time
Most IVF babies come from frozen embryos for first time (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

The latest report on Assisted Reproductive Techonology in Australia and New Zealand reveals that for the first time, more babies are born from IVF treatment using frozen embryos. For the first time, more live birth deliveries following IVF treatment are ... Read More »

What motivates men to donate sperm online?
What motivates men to donate sperm online? (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A world-first QUT study into online sperm donor behaviour has revealed the importance men place on their family, friends and the risks associated with donation, has little impact on their motivation or psychology when choosing to donate their sperm to ... Read More »

Parental age influences new genetic mutations in children
Parental age influences new genetic mutations in children (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The older the parent – especially the father – the higher the incidence of new genetic mutations in the offspring, according to a paper published online this week in Nature. The paper also reports the largest resource to date of ... Read More »

HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women
HPV Vaccine Associated with Improved Fertility in Some Women (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than 40% of American teens are now getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus (HPV). But, despite HPV infection being associated with reduced semen quality and lower pregnancy rates, there is still public concern about whether the HPV vaccine itself could ... Read More »

New technique to aid IVF embryo selection
New technique to aid IVF embryo selection (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP), led by the University of Adelaide, have successfully developed an advanced new imaging technique, which can help assess the quality of early-stage embryos. The research, reported in the journal ... Read More »

Study gives a better prediction of IVF success
Study gives a better prediction of IVF success (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian and New Zealand women who begin assisted reproductive technology (ART) ovarian stimulation treatment before the age of 30 have a 43.7% chance of a live birth after one cycle of treatment, with success rates increasing to between 69.2% and ... Read More »

 
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