Posts tagged “Fertility treatment”

Visionary future for stem cell research

November 24th, 2010
Visionary future for stem cell research

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recently approved only the 2nd trial in the world that will involve using human embryonic stem cells in living patients. The trial is to involved people with Stargardt’s macular dystrophy, a condition that affects the vision of sufferers, who will gradually become blind as their eyesight deteriorates. Christopher […]

British innovation hailed as effective alternative to IVF

October 18th, 2010
British innovation hailed as effective alternative to IVF

A British fertility device has been hailed as an effective alternative to IVF. The DuoFertility system was developed by a group of former Cambridge University students and works by measuring even the slightest changes in body temperature; this indicates when ovulation occurs. The device costs £495 and the research team claims that it can produce […]

Nobel Prize awarded for work on infertility

October 6th, 2010
Nobel Prize awarded for work on infertility

Test tube baby innovator, Robert Edwards, was recently awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in recognition of research that has since revolutionised attempts in dealing with infertility across the globe. Awarding Mr Edwards with 10 million Swedish Kroner (€1.08 million), the Nobel committee reported that his accomplishments “have made it possible to […]

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