Medical research

Blood group may affect woman's fertility

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists in the US have for the first time demonstrated that having type O blood may have a negative effect on fertility through a lower egg count and poor egg quality. Women with type A blood appeared ...

Medical research

In vitro UK pioneer Edwards wins medicine Nobel (Update 4)

The Nobel Prize in medicine went to a man whose work led to the first test tube baby, an achievement that helped bring 4 million infants into the world and raised challenging new questions about human reproduction.

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers use ovarian follicles to preserve fertility

Researchers at the University of Michigan have identified a potential new approach to fertility preservation for young cancer patients that addresses concerns about beginning cancer treatment immediately and the possibility ...

Oncology & Cancer

New chemo drug gentler on fertility, tougher on cancer

A new gentler chemotherapy drug in the form of nanoparticles has been designed by Northwestern Medicine® scientists to be less toxic to a young woman's fertility but extra tough on cancer. This is the first cancer drug tested ...

Medical research

Clowning helps IVF patients become pregnant: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- Infertility researchers in Israel have found a 15-minute encounter with a clown immediately after fertility treatment dramatically increased the chances of a successful pregnancy.

Medical research

Single embryo implants work better: study

Implanting single embryos into the wombs of women seeking to boost fertility is more effective and less costly than placing two embryos at a time, a pair of studies released Wednesday found.

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Assisted reproductive technology

Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is a general term referring to methods used to achieve pregnancy by artificial or partially artificial means. It is reproductive technology used primarily in infertility treatments. Some forms of ART are also used in fertile couples for genetic reasons. ART is also used in couples who are discordant for certain communicable diseases, i.e. Aids, to reduce the risk of infection when a pregnancy is desired. The term also includes any reproductive technique involving a third party e.g a sperm donor. There is yet no strict definition of the term.

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