chromosomal abnormalities

New test ‘to triple’ chances of IVF success


November 8th, 2010 - 11:56 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): A new screening technique developed by UK-based researchers could double or triple current IVF success rates.The test allows for any chromosomal abnormalities, the biggest cause of early pregnancy ... Read more...

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Soon, a simple, prenatal blood test for developing foetus


June 30th, 2010 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30(ANI): Researchers in The Netherlands are on the verge of developing a simple, prenatal blood test that would be able to detect accurately chromosomal abnormalities in the developing foetus.Dr ... Read more...

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Novel genetic test improves pregnancy rates in older women


June 30th, 2009 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Scientists from University of Oxford, UK claim to have developed a new less invasive genetic test that has found to greatly improve pregnancy rates in older women with ... Read more...

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New insights into cancer progression


April 22nd, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): A University of Leicester researcher has made some significant advancements on the causes of cancer, which can lead to improved and effective therapies.Professor Andrew Fry, of the Department ... Read more...

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Study sheds light on egg cells’ unique ability to ensure that sperm don’t get too old


March 26th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): While it is thought that men remain fertile throughout life as compared to women, Swedish researchers have now shown that a fertilising sperm can get help from the ... Read more...

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Microchips may help improve prenatal diagnosis of Down syndrome


November 18th, 2008 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): Scientists at Baylor College of Medicine have established that a micro "chip" or array can prove effective in prenatal diagnosis of disorders such as Down syndrome or ... Read more...

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Prenatal biochemical screening detects only 50pc chromosomal abnormalities


June 2nd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Italian researchers suggest that women be better informed on the limitation of diagnostic tests like prenatal biochemical screening, which are widely used to look for chromosomal abnormalities ... Read more...

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Birth defects more common in boys: study


May 28th, 2008 - 2:31 pm ICT by admin
Sydney, May 28 (IANS) Birth defects have been found to be more common among boys than girls, according to a report. And the most commonly occurring defect is hypospadia, an abnormally placed ... Read more...

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Low dietary folate intake linked to genetic abnormalities in sperm


March 20th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 20 (ANI): A new study has found that healthy men who have low levels of the nutrient folate in their diets are more likely to have higher rates of ... Read more...

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Chromosomal abnormalities linked to autism


January 18th, 2008 - 2:14 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new study has found evidence that previously unknown chromosomal abnormalities have a substantial role in autism spectrum disorder (ASD).According to the researchers, structural variants in the chromosomes ... Read more...

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Novel IVF test may cut risk of twins, triplets


December 31st, 2007 - 4:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Dec 31 (ANI): A revolutionary in vitro fertilisation (IVF) test, which may slash the risk of multiple births while increasing the chances of pregnancy, will soon be offered to British ... Read more...

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