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CONTENTS Issue #1061
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Event Review: COVID-19 Impact on Access to Fertility Services
TV Review: Labour of Love
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The revolution of vitrification in ART
24 August 2020 - by Dr Kamal Ahuja and Professor Nick Macklon
The latest report from the HFEA reflects a trend now evident in assisted reproductive technology (ART) registries throughout the world: that frozen embryo transfer is rapidly gaining on fresh as the favoured transfer protocol... [Read More]
Patients with neurological diseases seeking stem cell treatments
24 August 2020 - by Dr Patrick Foong
A recent study in the USA suggests that some patients with neurological disorders, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Parkinson's disease, are increasingly seeking information on stem cell treatments as a therapeutic option from their doctors... [Read More]
Female's cervical mucus selects best sperm
24 August 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
Researchers at the University of Eastern Finland found that sperm function better in cervical mucus with less similar immune genes... [Read More]
IVF postcode lottery for breast cancer patients
24 August 2020 - by Daniel Jacobson
Breast cancer patients seeking NHS-funded fertility treatment are facing a postcode lottery to access the service... [Read More]
'Single gene' condition risk influenced by genetic background
24 August 2020 - by Martha Roberts
Disease risk, from single-gene variants, is influenced by the rest of the genome... [Read More]
Stem cell capsules repair heart damage in rats
24 August 2020 - by Dr Katie Howe
US researchers have developed a new way to heal damaged heart tissue by implanting capsules containing stem cells near to the heart... [Read More]
Mitochondrial antioxidant may prevent future heart disease
24 August 2020 - by Javier Bautista
An antioxidant treatment during pregnancy may prevent heart problems caused by low oxygen levels... [Read More]
Fertility app Premom accused of sharing customer data without consent
24 August 2020 - by Christina Burke
The fertility app Premom has shared data with third-party Chinese companies without user permission, according to the International Digital Accountability Council... [Read More]
Event Review: COVID-19 Impact on Access to Fertility Services
3 August 2020 - by Dr Helen Robertson
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought an unprecedented challenge to healthcare across the globe, and access to fertility services is not exempt from this... [Read More]
TV Review: Labour of Love
24 August 2020 - by Heather Skrabak
'I'm dating to fall in love with the guy who could be the father of my children,' declares Kristy Katzmann in Fox's newest TV matchmaking endeavour, Labour of Love... [Read More]

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