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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 »
What can I do if my IVF doctor does not show me photos of my embryos? by Dr. Aniruddha M. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 16 Oct 2012 1:17am This is a guest post from our expert patient, Manju. Let;s start with the basics ! What is an embryo and how it is formed? And why is it important to see and get photos of your embryos when undergoing IVF ? We all began our life as a microscopic embryo.  An embryo is formed when a sperm produced by the male enters into the egg which is p ... Read on »
The embryos are home! by Courtney .. Posted Sat 20 Feb 2010 3:17pm Well, today did not go as planned. We were expecting to go through the motions of planning for a day three embryo transfer today and assumed that we would get the phone call from the nurse on call this weekend to let us know that all was well and we could turn around and go home. But, that phone call never came. We got to Dr. H's office this morn ... Read on »
At home with our two little embryos by Shona D. Posted Fri 04 Mar 2011 8:27am   Two pre-morulas on day 4  Here are our two embryos.  They are pre-morulas on day four, which means they are slightly behind schedule but not very much.  Ideally an embryo would be a morula on day 4 and then a blastocyst on day 5. The stages of our embryos Before the transfer yesterday, the embryologist S ... 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 »
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 »
More About Embryos by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted Tue 28 Apr 2009 1:41pm The questions: at the time of this writing there were 84 questions to answer. I will read through them and get to most, but probably not all. I am sure this is most difficult for those who write about the here and now, i.e. questions about a cycle in progress. Many of you have commented that the topics are more helpful than the questions, so I want ... Read on »
The Road to Blastocyst: Eggs and Embryos by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted Tue 28 Apr 2009 1:41pm This is the first installment of blastocyst blog; but it's a bit of a pre-requisite. To give you a feel of where we are going, I will start with pictures of eggs and embryos and then blastocysts. This is an egg. I doesn't really look like an egg. Part of the reason for this is that in this picture there are hundre ... Read on »
The New Phase of Embryo Biopsy and PGD by Dr. Fred Licciardi Medical Doctor Posted Fri 10 Aug 2012 12:00pm Hello to all! Welcome to this latest blog, which will discuss embryo biopsy and pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). While many of you may feel that theses processes do not apply to you, the science is progressing to the point that more and more people are becoming candidates.  We can’t completely te ... Read on »