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Synthetic Embryos Produced Without Egg Or Sperm May Shed Light On Failed Pregnancies

Researchers created synthetic embryos without using sperm and eggs. The procedure may offer insights on why many pregnancies fail during implantation, as well as help with human fertility.

Medicine May 3, 2018

The Cleveland Fertility Clinic Embryo Failure Is Actually Far Worse Than Originally Thought

4,000 frozen eggs and embryos were destroyed after the alarm system of a storage tank in a Cleveland fertility clinic malfunctioned. Further investigation reveals a history of problems with the storage units.

Public Health March 28, 2018

University Hospital Faces Lawsuits Over Embryo Storage Malfunctions

More than a thousand eggs and embryos have been destroyed as University Hospitals Fertility Center experienced an equipment malfunction. Over the weekend, three lawsuits have been filed and more are coming while the institution investigates the mysterious incident.

Biotech March 13, 2018

Fertility Clinic Malfunction Risks The Viability Of More Than 2000 Eggs And Embryos

A malfunction over the weekend caused temperatures to rise at a Clevelant area fertility clinic. The temperature fluctuation may have compromised the viability of at least 2,100 frozen eggs and embryos.

Medicine March 10, 2018

Artificial Embryo: How Researchers Engineer Life In A Petri Dish

The world’s first embryo grown in a lab offers groundbreaking insight into early embryonic development, with unparalleled potential in reproductive medicine. This breakthrough may pave the way for advancements in IVF and stem cell therapy.

Biotech March 3, 2017

Scientists Breed Live Mice Without Using Fertilized Eggs: Here's How They Tricked Nature

Scientists were able to breed live mice without using fertilized egg cell, challenging long-held dogma on how live mammals are produced. What are the potential applications of this breakthrough?

Biotech September 15, 2016

Breakthrough In Human Embryo Research To Shed Light On Birth Defects And Pregnancy Loss

For the first time, researchers were able to grow human embryos outside the womb for almost two weeks. The breakthrough may provide scientists insight on why birth defects and miscarriage occur.

Medicine May 5, 2016

Human Embryos Grown For Two Weeks Outside Womb

Embryos cannot normally be sustained in the laboratory more than one week after fertilization. Now, researchers are keeping them alive for twice that amount of time in order to conduct experiments.

May 4, 2016

Twins Conceived At The Same Time Born Two Years Apart

Twins born two years apart are virtually unheard of, but they are a living miracle. They were conceived at the same time through in vitro fertilization and from the same batch of embryos in a successful fertility treatment.

Medicine April 23, 2016

Embryo Squishiness May Boost IVF Success By Up To 50 Percent

Squishiness may be the key feature to determine which embryos are viable for IVF treatment. The study could help revolutionize the way scientists pick which eggs should be implanted for IVF patients.

Life February 26, 2016

Creating Three-Parent Embryos To Help Prevent Genetic Diseases Is Ethical, Say Experts

Creating three-parent embryos to prevent genetic diseases has been bashed because of social and ethical issues. Now, experts have deemed the technique ethical in an official report requested by the U.S. FDA.

Life February 4, 2016

Ovarian Tissue Transplants Give Cancer Survivors Chance To Become Pregnant

Female cancer survivors are given a new chance to become mothers. A study in Denmark found 10 out of 32 women who underwent ovarian tissue transplants gave birth to their own children.

Life October 8, 2015

Equal Opportunity: At Egg-Meet-Sperm Moment Of Conception, The Two Sexes Are Conceived Equally

Boys and girls are conceived in nearly equal numbers, a new study concludes. Why is this finding so surprising?

March 30, 2015

Tennessee Mother Turns to Facebook to Find Parents for Unused Embryos. Deal Comes With Unusual Terms

Serious parties only, please. Angel Watts is looking for couples to parent six embryos, but she's not interested in just anyone, as her Facebook post would show.

Life January 3, 2015

Stem cells self-organize with help from geometry

Human stem cells can form into organs, blood and brains, given a little help from chemicals and geometry.

Healthy Living/Wellness July 5, 2014

Watch this amazing time-lapse video of growing quail embryo: It won Nikon '2013 Small World in Motion' competition

Nikon lately held a contest for videos of tiny subjects. Here are the top three winners!

April 25, 2014

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