Author Archives: Focus on Reproduction

What’s happening in clinical embryology?

Here’s a brief overview of the novelties in embryology presented in during this annual meeting of ESHRE. Recent findings on ‘Oliana strings’, named after the embryologist who characterised them, were discussed on Monday. Such structures, observed in 77% of embryos, … Continue reading

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Single-cell proteomics of human oocytes: opening up new possibilities for ART

Single-cell omics, namely single-cell sequencing, was selected as the method of the year in 2013 by Nature Publishing Group (Nawy, 2014). A few years later, a comprehensive transcriptional map of 1529 individual cells from 88 human preimplantation embryos using single-cell … Continue reading

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Spain is Europe’s most active country in ART

The European IVF Monitoring (EIM) Consortium project began almost 20 years ago, with full support from the ESHRE. It was initiated by those who clearly understood that reliable information about the results of ART is absolutely necessary for clinicians, scientists, … Continue reading

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Finally a cure for Asherman’s syndrome?

Human Reproduction Keynote lecture by Carlos Simon For this honorary lecture again the most frequently downloaded original Human Reproduction paper of the preceding year was selected by the editors of the journal. For the first time this year also the … Continue reading

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Still in high ESTEEM

After a decade in planning and delivery and at a cost of surely a few million euros, the results of the ESTEEM trial of aneuploidy testing with polar body analysis by array CGH were finally delivered today. Karen Sermon, co-ordinator … Continue reading

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‘Hello! How are you!!’

It’s Sunday evening. You stand outside the huge building bedecked with ESHRE flags. You pause, take a deep breath, and enter ‘Conference World’. Signs everywhere. An App to get to grips with. And thousands of people. Thousands. For three days. … Continue reading

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Standing room only in IUI

Monday was IUI day. After an opening keynote session which saw standing room only in a hall with 3000 seats, there was also a full house for an early free communication session on IUI in unexplained infertility. Both the opening … Continue reading

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