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Vitamin D deficiency in women affects conceiving through IVF

Last Updated: Friday, August 15, 2014, 14:33

A new study has suggested that women with lack of Vitamin D were nearly half as likely to conceive through in vitro fertilization (IVF) as compared to women who had sufficient levels of the vitamin.

Japanese scientist withdraws `groundbreaking` stem cell research

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 13:58

A Japanese scientist has asked for the findings of his groundbreaking study in stem cells to be withdrawn amid doubts over its quality.

UK seeks public input on making 3-parent embryos

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 09:27

Britain is inviting the public to weigh in on draft rules allowing scientists to create embryos using DNA from three people a man and two women to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases.

US panel debates three-parent embryos

Last Updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014, 09:52

A US advisory board has debated a controversial new technique that would use DNA from three people to produce embryos free of a particular type of hereditary disease.

How `entrance exam` set by womb is key to successful pregnancy

Last Updated: Friday, February 07, 2014, 11:11

A team of researchers has discovered how an `entrance exam` set by the womb determines if the implantation of an embryo is successful; potentially a milestone for advances in successful pregnancy treatments.

Millions of embryos created for IVF `thrown away unused`

Last Updated: Monday, December 31, 2012, 14:44

Fifteen embryos are made for every woman conceiving through in vitro fertilisation, and almost half of them are discarded during or after the process, new figures have revealed.

Frozen embryos boost IVF success

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 18:45

Use of frozen embryos is more likely to produce successful, complication-free IVF pregnancies than those that are fresh, a study has found.

Study finds no better odds using 3 embryos in IVF

Last Updated: Thursday, January 12, 2012, 13:20

A new study suggets women who get three or more embryos have no better odds of having a baby than those who get just two embryos.

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