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ACT creates embryonic stem cell line; keeps embryos alive by Linda MacDonald Glenn Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:26pm This is cross-posted at http://www.bioethics.net/ Advanced Cell Technology (ACT) announced in Nature Magazine in August of 2006 that they were creating embryonic stem cell lines from biopsied embyros. The headlines were a bit misleading, suggesting that this method did not result in the destruction of the embryos, when it did. Today, AC ... Read on »
Embryonic Stem Cell Method Denied Patent in EU Due to Embryo Destruction by Wesley J. Smith Patient Expert Posted Tue 23 Dec 2008 9:14pm Well, well, well: We are told that only the desire to impose religious belief stands in the way of the development of a thriving embryonic stem cell regenerative medical sector. That has always been wrong, but now there is vivid proof: The EU patent office has rejected a patent request for the primary method of deriving human embryonic stem ce ... Read on »
Embryo Donation and Embryo Adoption - How Are They Different? by pvedmom Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 28 Sep 2009 10:56pm 1 Comment The subjects of embryo adoption and embryo donation have appeared on my radar or the past couple of weeks. It’s given me pause for thought. And my thoughts have honestly been troubled. The first time I heard the term embryo adoption and embryo donation I thought the two terms were interchangeable, almost the same. And then I began to re ... Read on »
Embryo Donation and Embryo Adoption - How Are They Different? by pvedmom Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:03pm The subjects of embryo adoption and embryo donation have appeared on my radar or the past couple of weeks. It’s given me pause for thought. And my thoughts have honestly been troubled. The first time I heard the term embryo adoption and embryo donation I thought the two terms were interchangeable, almost the same. And then I began to ... Read on »
Embryo transfer versus embryo implantation by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 05 May 2010 2:18am Many patients do not understand the difference between embryo transfer and implantation and will often confuse these terms. Embryo transfer is a simple mechanical process in which the doctor inserts the embryos into the uterus, using a catheter ( a plastic hollow tube). This is usually an easy procedure which takes about 10 minutes to ... Read on »
Why do frozen embryos have a higher success rate than fresh embryos ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 06 Dec 2011 9:47pm A few years ago, everyone believed that fresh embryos were better than frozen embryos . We felt that they had a better chance of becoming a baby ( in scientific jargon, that they had a higher implantation rate.) However, we are now starting to realise that this is no longer true; and that thanks to vitrification, the success rate with froze ... Read on »
Donor Embryos and Embryo Adoption by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 02 Mar 2011 12:00am Donor Embryos : Biologically , embryo adoption is exactly the same as a traditional adoption , in that the child and the parents have no genetic linkage. However , here the resemblance ends. Whereas with traditional adoption it is a child who is adopted after birth, in embryo adoption the infertile couple adopts an embryo before pregnanc ... Read on »
ATLAS OF IVF EMBRYOS – DAY 2 AND DAY 3 EMBRYOS by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Wed 09 Mar 2011 1:43am ATLAS OF IVF EMBRYOS – DAY 2 AND DAY 3 EMBRYOS ATLAS OF IVF EMBRYOS – DAY 2 AND DAY 3 EMBRYOS DR. SAIPRASAD GUNDETI, SENIOR EMBRYOLOGIST, MALPANI INFERTILITY CLINIC PVT. LTD. DAY 2 EMBRYOS DAY 2 EMBRYOS GENERALLY HAVE 2 TO 4 CELLS IN THEM. EMBRYOS WITH 4 CELLS (GRADE A) ARE CONSIDERED AS TOP QUALITY DAY 2 EMBRYOS. GRADING OF DA ... Read on »
Will my embryo fall out after the embryo transfer ? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 28 Jan 2013 9:18pm A fear which is wide-spread among IVF patients is – will my embryo fall out if I stand up or walk around after the embryo transfer ? This is quite a reasonable worry – after all, if the embryos are transferred through the uterus through the cervix, then why can’t they come out through the same route?  However, if you understan ... Read on »
Embryo transfer is not the same as embryo implantation by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 20 Oct 2013 10:31pm Most patients do not have a clear picture of IVF treatment. As a result, they are often confused and don’t understand medical terms accurately . Many IVF patients don’t know the basic difference between implantation and embryo transfer and this ignorance can prove to be harmful to them.   What is the difference? E ... Read on »