Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Artificial sweeteners may reduce fertility

BIONEWS - Artificial sweeteners may reduce fertility: Artificial sweeteners found in soft drinks may reduce female fertility, a study suggests...

WHO considers new definition of infertility that includes being single

BIONEWS - WHO considers new definition of infertility that includes being single: The World Health Organisation is considering making changes to the definition of infertility to recognise that every individual has the 'right to reproduce'...

Age does not increase risk of IVF or ICSI birth defects

BIONEWS - Age does not increase risk of IVF or ICSI birth defects: Bearing a child at a higher age does not increase risk of birth defects when the woman has received IVF or ICSI treatment to become pregnant, a recent study suggests...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

BIONEWS - Blurred boundaries – the language of DNA

BIONEWS - Blurred boundaries – the language of DNA: The general public have appropriated the term DNA to mean much more than just the molecule itself. This may not be a problem most of the time but, in the case of donor eggs and sperm in particular, it's important that people are clear on what genetics and epigenetics really tell us...


With rising instance of Third party assisted pregnancies, this research gains importance and supports informed decisions for the affected parents to be.

BIONEWS - Australia's oldest IVF mother has baby at 62

BIONEWS - Australia's oldest IVF mother has baby at 62: A 62-year-old Tasmanian woman has become Australia's oldest mother to conceive using IVF...

What are the motivating factors?...

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

BIONEWS - Research finds sperm's 'on' switch

BIONEWS - Research finds sperm's 'on' switch: Researchers have discovered a receptor on the cell membrane of sperm that is vital for their activation...

BIONEWS - Smoking during pregnancy alters fetal DNA

BIONEWS - Smoking during pregnancy alters fetal DNA: A large international study has revealed that smoking during pregnancy may chemically alter the DNA of the developing fetus...

Birth rate up, multiple-birth rate down – egg freezing more common, says HFEA

BIONEWS - Birth rate up, multiple-birth rate down – egg freezing more common, says HFEA: Pregnancy and live birth rates following IVF have continued to increase as the multiple-birth rate declines, according to the latest figures released by the HFEA...

Tuesday, March 1, 2016