Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban are happy parents for the last few years. In 2011 couple revealed that they are the parents of a baby girl.
To avoid possible errors in the marking of biological materials, which include semen, oocytes and embryos, as well as a slight possibility of oocytes fertilization by the wrong sperm or the transfer of foreign embryos, Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority in the UK (HFEA) proposes to use the electronic tags by assigning each of the patient's a unique personal code.
Swedish scientists at the University of Gothenburg conducted a series of experiments on uterus transplantation, the results of which were presented at the annual ESHRE conference in Prague. Back in 2003, researchers have conducted uterus transplantation of 12 mice, while 99% of the donors were genetically identical to the recipient.
Briton Kenzie Kilpatrick is recognized as the most productive male donor of semen in the country.
Bulgarian researchers found that frequent use of mobile phone has reduced the concentration of sperm by 30%. However, the authors did not take into account other factors that affect fertility. Researchers at the University of Belfast have determined that Viagra reduces the fertilizing capacity of sperm and causes intrauterine growth retardation in mice.
Short but very important message for the Muslims who experience problems in conceiving a child. The head of the Ulema Council of Tajikistan Saidmukarram Abdulkodirzoda said that the issue of the use of assisted reproductive technologies was discussed at a meeting of the Ulema (recognized and respected experts in the theoretical and practical side of Islam) world in Kuwait in March this year. "There we have come to the conclusion that if a man and woman are married, they may get own children through artificial insemination, - he said.
We remind all our readers that still had doubts that Louise Brown was born on July 25, 1978 and became the first baby in the world born by IVF. Louise's birth was the result of 12 years research by Dr. Robert Edwards and Patrick Steptoe.
Australian scientists have developed a device Gradiflow that separates the sperm with damaged DNA from healthy before the IVF procedure. The operation of the device based on the observation that the DNA is damaged to a lesser extent in negatively charged membranes.
The Australian health research group conducted a questionnaire with 8000 men from 16 to 59 years old. The results show that men who smoked 20 or more cigarettes per day are more likely to suffer from impotence.
Particularly with the help of surrogate motherhood some people may go against their fate, and even argue with death. Obvious and incredible: twice in Hungary's children were conceived after the death of their fathers, and this practice is quite common in the world.
Scientists from the UK investigated the concentration and metabolism of folic acid in the body of 602 women before IVF. It was found that young women with a high concentration of folic acid after transferring of 2 embryos usually born twins, and the high content of folic acid in the blood did not increase the chance of pregnancy after IVF.
What is preimplantation genetic diagnosis? This is a special test of chromosomes (genetic material) of the embryo cells before it is transferred into the uterus.
As it turned out every year in the UK after a months of stress and discomfort occurred by unsuccessful attempt to conceive a child through IVF, around 80 women with no medical examination and in the absence of pregnancy complications make abortions. One explanation to this are the social causes, another is that the women decided to do IVF under the pressure from their partners, and they did not want to give birth after the relationships ended.
A popular singer Beyonce and her husband, rapper Jay-Z, want to have a second child. But couple fails to achieve the desired result.
Ten years later couples that wish to have children perhaps will give up on sex, preferring vitro fertilization (IVF).