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Scientific Breakthrough: Human Eggs Grown in a Lab


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Human eggs grown in a lab

Experts from Edinburgh University have recently managed to grow human eggs in laboratory conditions. They believe this breakthrough will be able to assist in preserving the fertility of patients diagnosed with cancer at a young age, and will also help gain insight into the process by which oocytes develop. Oocytes begin to gradually mature after […]


Common Allergy Medicine Causes Male Infertility?


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Antihistamines may harm male fertility

It is not a secret that allergies are on the rise in the industrialized world and that antihistamines are one of the most common methods of combatting the symptoms. However, a recent study from Argentina suggests these popular over-the-counter medications may not be as benign as originally thought. What are antihistamines? Histamines are a substance […]


Egg Donation: What You Should Know


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Egg Donation: What You Should Know

Dr Arik Kahane, one of Israel’s leading fertility and IVF specialists has recently participated in a Q & A regarding the legal and medical aspects of egg donation. We’ve summed up the key topics discussed during this session below. After what age do you advise patients to seek age donations? Current international medical standards recommend […]


Planning IVF? This Diet will Help You Fall Pregnant


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Mediterranean - Best fertility diet

A new study published last week in Oxford University’s Human Reproduction journal suggests that adhering to a Mediterranean diet for the 6 months leading up to your fertility treatment can improve the odds of getting pregnant by close to 70%. The caveat: it only works for women under 35. The study, conducted at Athens University, […]


Do Sleep Disorders Affect Fertility?


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Causes of infertility include sleeping disorders

Approximately 10% of women experience problems when trying to get pregnant. Ovulation disorders, (such as PCOS), hormonal imbalances, structural abnormalities (i.e. blocked falloian tubes) and harmful habits (i.e. smoking and alcohol abuse) are well known causes of infertility. Researchers from Taiwan believe they have discovered another factor. Previous research has already documented a connection between […]


Fertility Experts to Use an Obstacle Course to Select the Best Sperm for IVF


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Obstacle Course will Help Select Best Sperm for IVF

Scientists from Stanford University have devised a special “obstacle course” that will allow fertility specialists to locate the best sperm for IVF, thus increasing patients’ odds of conceiving. The 14 mm-long device named SPARTAN (Simple Periodic Array for Trapping And isolatioN) contains three-dimensional posts spermatozoa must navigate around. The fastest finishers are then collected to […]


Scientists Close in on Artificial Sperm


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Scientists Close in on Artificial Sperm

Presently, the only means by which IVF patients suffering from certain types of male-factor infertility and lesbian couples can achieve a pregnancy is sperm donation. This, however, might change, thanks to the efforts of specialists from Cambridge University, who are working on creating artificial sperm. Scientists have already created a healthy litter of mice from […]


Could Brain Estrogen Hold the Key to Unexplained Infertility Treatment?


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Estradiol may hold key to unexplained infertility treatment

Up until recently, fertility experts believed that ovulation depended only on the ovaries. That has changed in 2013 following the discovery of estrogens produced by hypothalamus. Now new research that may help treat at least some cases of unexplained infertility has revealed the importance of brain estradiol to the ovulation process. The menstrual cycle is […]


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