Reproductive Medicine
Age-related infertility may be caused by scarred ovaries

Age-related infertility may be caused by scarred ovaries

Washington: Women’s decreased ability to produce healthy eggs as they become older may be due to excessive scarring and inflammation in their ovaries, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study in mice. more

Real-time imaging of embryo development could pave the way for more effective human reproduction therapies

Real-time imaging of embryo development could pave the way for more effective human reproduction therapies

Singapore: Researchers at A*STAR’s Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB) have developed advanced microscopy technologies to monitor embryo development in more

Genetic pattern linked to IVF failure identified

Genetic pattern linked to IVF failure identified

London: Scientists have identified a specific genetic pattern in the womb that can reveal the reason behind why In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) treatment fails repeatedly in some women. more

Scientists develop motorised ‘spermbots’ to maximise fertility chances

Scientists develop motorised ‘spermbots’ to maximise fertility chances

London: In a first, German scientists have developed motorised “spermbots” that can deliver poor swimmers that are otherwise healthy to an egg. more

Forget IVF, another way to have a baby soon

Forget IVF, another way to have a baby soon

London: A researcher from George Washington University is exploring the possibility of using a new technique for human reproduction and its ethical and practical implications. more

Data reveals frozen embryos as successful as fresh embryos in IVF

Data reveals frozen embryos as successful as fresh embryos in IVF

Sydney: IVF cycles using embryos that have been frozen and thawed are just as successful as fresh embryos, according to a new UNSW report. more

Retrieving eggs earlier during IVF may improve success rates for older women

Retrieving eggs earlier during IVF may improve success rates for older women

Washington: IVF success rates for women aged 43 and above could improve by retrieving eggs from their ovaries at an earlier stage of fertility treatment, according to a new study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. more

In vitro fertilization using frozen eggs associated with lower live birth rates

In vitro fertilization using frozen eggs associated with lower live birth rates

Washington: Compared to using fresh oocytes (eggs) for in vitro fertilization, use of cryopreserved (frozen) donor oocytes in 2013 was associated with lower live birth rates, according to a study published in JAMA. more

No benefit in IVF from routinely freezing all embryos before transfer

No benefit in IVF from routinely freezing all embryos before transfer

London: An IVF technique which freezes all embryos generated in an initial treatment cycle and transfers them in a later cycle as freeze-thawed embryos does not improve outcome as some studies have suggested. more

New mechanism for male infertility discovered

New mechanism for male infertility discovered

London: A new study led from Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet links male infertility to autoimmune prostatic inflammation. The findings are published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. more