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Researchers Find Protein Necessary For Fertility Performs Different Roles in Sperm, Eggs

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 30, 2015

The protein necessary for fertility in both sexes performs distinctly different roles in male and female gametes, according to a groundbreaking study, which included researchers from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Known as BRWD1, the protein controls gene expression in maturing sperm while promoting chromosome condensation and stability in female cells called oocytes, which become eggs.

Toronto Fertility Clinic Offers Controversial Egg Treatment For Women That Can Extend Child-Bearing Years

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 30, 2015

A Canadian fertility clinic has become the first in North America to offer women a way to add new life to old eggs, extending her child-bearing years and stirring fresh controversy in the largely unregulated world of assisted baby making.

Touch Briefings ‘US Endocrinology’ Vol 10 Issue 2

ASRM Announcements January 29, 2015

As part of a Media partnership with Touch Briefings, ASRM members receive free eBook access to Touch Briefings ‘US Endocrinology’ Volume 10 Issue 2

Anti-Mullerian Hormone Helps Assess Aging Mares' Fertility

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2015

Equine researchers at the University of Kentucky (UK) have been chasing anti-Mullerian hormone (AMH, which is produced by cells in fetal testes as well as granulosa cells) for quite some time. They've determined they can use it to test for cryptorchidism in male horses as well as ovarian tumors in mares. Now, they're trying to see if the hormone can predict an aging mare's remaining follicle count.

Better Outcomes for Children Born With Fertility Treatments

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2015

Over the past two decades, the health of children born with the help of fertility treatments has improved substantially, according to a new study.

Tax Court: Egg Donor Compensation Should Be Included in Income

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 29, 2015

The Tax Court has held that an egg donor must include in income the compensation she received from an egg donation agency that matches egg donors with women and couples struggling to conceive on their own.

Physician Group Unveils New On-Line Patient Predictor of IVF Success

Press Releases January 28, 2015

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) today announces the release of Version 1 of its ART Patient Predictor. The ART Patient Predictor is a cutting edge tool designed to allow patients to obtain a preliminary assessment of their individual prospects for success with IVF treatment.

Important Change in CPT Coding for 2015 for Practitioners in the Field of ART

ASRM Announcements January 28, 2015

Until recently, the cryopreservation of mature oocytes has been considered experimental and was reported in CPT using a Category III code.

Parenting After Infertility — Why Am I Still Sad?

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 28, 2015

For most couples, parenting after infertility brings solace and a relationship that is long awaited. But for some, the undercurrent of feelings related to infertility continues to read its ugly head.

Planning for the Future: Technology Advances Fertility Options

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine January 28, 2015

Freezing eggs and embryos for infertility treatment and family planning has become more successful thanks to advances in technology. But the practice comes with many questions parents must consider.

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