IVM, An Alternative to IVF

Attempts to mature eggs (oocytes) outside the body started a quarter of a century ago and the concept of oocyte in vitro maturation (IVM) was introduced by none other than 2010’s recipient of the Nobel Prize, R.G. Edwards, in 1965. There are advantages and disadvantages in implementing this method for fertility treatment, but definitely there … Continued

Dr. Taliadouros Featured Profile in Philadelphia Life

DVIF&G director Dr. Taliadouros has been interviewed by the local magazine Philadelphia Life/Suburban Life about his work and the latest advances in fertility technologies. Read the full article in Philadelphia Life’s 12th issue, volume 5 or right here: A Balanced Approach to Fertility Technologies

DVIFG Ranked One of Top IVF Clinics in United States for Donor Egg Cycles

DVIFG is excited to announce that we have been ranked as one of the top IVF clinics in the United States for donor egg cycles! The success rates data recently released by the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART), places DVIFG among the top 25 clinics in the United States for the percentage of transfers … Continued

H1N1 “The Swine Flu” and You

What is the H1N1? 2009 H1N1 (referred to as “swine flu” early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. This virus is spreading from person-to-person worldwide, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses … Continued

Are Antibacterial Cleansers Safe?

Dr. Bill Lasley and his research partner, Dr. Chen, at the University of California, Davis (UCD), are actively researching endocrine disruptors. Endocrine disruptors are substances that are present naturally, or are manufactured products, that have the potential to exert a hormonal effect. Usually these substances and products are intended for different use (in this case … Continued

New Key to Sperm Development

Researchers at the University of Illinois-Urbana recently discovered a gene and related mechanism that are fundamental to the embryonic development of the epididymis. The epididymis is the tightly coiled tube that readies sperm cells for their most important task – fertilization. Human sperm cells travel quickly from the testes to the penis mostly via the … Continued

High Fat Dairy May Help Boost Fertility

Despite the fact that federal nutritional guidelines recommend that adults consume only low-fat dairy products, a new study discovered a link between eating high fat dairy foods, such as premium ice cream, and increased fertility. The results from the well-known Nurses Health Study at the Harvard School of Public Health were published in the June … Continued

Boys More Likely After Blastocyst Transfer

According to research conducted at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Reproductive Medicine Associates in New York City, boys are more likely to result from blastocyst transfer after in vitro fertilization (IVF). The study found that nearly 58 percent of babies born via blastocyst transfer after a fresh IVF cycle were male. In the … Continued

Why You Crave Comfort Foods

Humans under stress turn to foods that are high in carbohydrates and other comfort foods. These foods help to lower the amount of cortisol released by stress. Foods containing sucrose, instead of saccharin, have a greater calming effect. This effect is learned by experience. Sucrose (table sugar)has a greater effect than saccharin (the oldest artificial … Continued