Monthly Archives: October 2012

ICSI could be improved by adding a missing protein.

Male fertility problems generally stem from their sperm being unable to activate the female’s egg. Even though the sperm fuses with the egg, nothing happens and conceiving a child doesn’t occur. And even during ICSI, when the sperm has been injected … Continue reading

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Birth defects with IVF and ICSI decreasing

There has always been a worry that fertility treatment may slightly increase the chance of a birth defect. A new study published in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology suggests that the prevalence of birth defects in births conceived with … Continue reading

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Obese women have lower egg quality in IVF

(Image: Michelle Meiklejohn at freedigitalphotos.net) New research published in the online journal Human Reproduction, has suggested that the reason obese women have problems becoming pregnant through IVF or ICSI, could be due to the reduced quality of their eggs. For an … Continue reading

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