Other Reproductive Medicine Issues

Traces of Trauma in Sperm RNA

Headlines in Reproductive Medicine April 15, 2014

The offspring of mice that suffered early-life stress show signs of the disturbance their parent experienced, researchers from the University of Zurich and their colleagues have found, pointing to a potential RNA-based mechanism by which trauma may be epigenetically inherited. The team’s work was published today (April 13) in Nature Neuroscience. 

One-Year Doc Payment Fix Signed Into Law

ASRM Bulletins April 03, 2014

Yesterday, President Obama signed into law a one-year payment patch for Medicare physicians, avoiding a 24 percent cut that was scheduled to take place.

ASRM Achieves NGO Status with World Health Organization

Press Releases April 03, 2014

Washington DC - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced that it had joined into official relations as a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) with the World Health Organization beginning in 2014. The WHO Executive Board voted to approve ASRM's application earlier in the year.

Pre-Menopausal Removal of Ovaries Accelerates Bone Loss and Carotid Artery Thickening in Post-Menopausal Women

Press Releases February 14, 2014

Women  who are more than 10 years post-menopause and who have had their ovaries removed lose bone mineral density at twice the rate of those who have kept their ovaries and they show greater progression in the thickening of the carotid artery. Oophorectomy appears to put women at higher risk for developing both osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD).

Rebecca Z. Sokol MD, MPH, acting President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

ASRM Bulletins January 27, 2014

Rebecca Z. Sokol MD, MPH, took over as acting President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on January 1, 2014.

Rebecca Z. Sokol, MD, MPH Becomes Acting President of American Society for Reproductive Medicine

Press Releases January 22, 2014

Washington, DC  - Rebecca Z. Sokol MD, MPH, took over as acting President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on January 1, 2014.

Congressional Appropriators Unveil Omnibus Spending Measure

ASRM Bulletins January 15, 2014

Late last night, Congressional Appropriators released the details of a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending package to fund all federal agencies for fiscal year 2014. Importantly, the new spending package spares funding cuts for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.

Ethics and Assisted Reproductive Technology Is the Theme of January’s Virtual Mentor

ASRM Bulletins January 10, 2014

The current issue of Virtual Mentor, the on-line ethics journal of the American Medical Association, focuses on Ethics and Assisted Reproductive Technology. The issue’s authors and editors include members of ASRM’s Ethics Committee.

Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine Announces New Grant Opportunities

ASRM Bulletins December 10, 2013

The Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine, a nonprofit organization that supports scientific and medical research in the field of reproductive medicine, has announced three new grant opportunities.

National Human Neural Stem Cell Resource

ASRM Announcements November 26, 2013

Through the National Human Neural Stem Cell Resource (NHNSCR www.nhnscr.org), an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) biorepository has been created and now has available dozens of fibroblast and iPSC lines derived from patients with idiopathic autism as well as controls and patients with FMR1 gene mutations (both full- and pre-mutations as well as isogenic derivations). Neural stem cells differentiated from these lines are also available. Moreover, full clinical information for each of the lines is available.

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