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  • Shima
    Pregnant German Shepherd weeks 3-6 of pregnancy (Part 2)
    Weeks 3 through 6 become more exciting. Once you notice the nipples are larger and a darker shade of pink and the hair thinning around the nipples then other symptoms will start to become evident.Days 21-28, the female may have morning sickness,...
  • The oil-exposed larva shows a suite of morphological abnormalities including fluid accumulation from heart failure and poor growth of fins and eyes.
    Predatory fish embryo heart defects caused by Deepwater Horizon oil spill
    The embryos of the major predatory and food fish in the Gulf of Mexico suffered a much higher then normal level of heart defects as a result of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill according to new research conducted by scientists from the National...
  • Triplets
    Improved IVF linked to decline in triplet births
    More than a third of twin births and more than three-quarters of triplets and other multiple births in the U.S. in 2011 were the result of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or non-IVF fertility treatments, according to a study published in the Dec. 5...
  • Nobel Prize 2012 for stem cell discovery
    Nobel Prize 2012 for stem cell discovery
    According to Agence France-Presse, the Nobel Prize for medicine or physiology went to Sir John Gurton of Britain and Shinya Yamanaka of Japan for their work with specialized cells and stem cells. A stem cell has the potential to develop into a...
  • Embryo's being prepared at Laurel Fertility Care
    How do we insure Patient Safety and Identification in the IVF Laboratory?
    The embryology laboratory at Laurel Fertility Care reflects the current state-of-the-art technology for IVF facilities. As you read you will learn what we do to insure patient safety and identification in the IVF Laboratory.Our IVF laboratory is...
  • Laurel Fertility Seminar
    Comprehensive Fertility Seminar for the Central Valley California.
    For the first time ever on November 7th in Modesto California there will be a comprehensive fertility seminar for the Central Valley. In an effort to bring the best of what the area has to offer into one location for patients and practitioners....
  • Laboratory technician preparing an embryo
    The newest trend in fertility procedures Mini IVF, what is it?
    Minimal Stimulation IVF as performed by Laurel Fertility CareMinimal stimulation IVF, referred to often as, “Minimal IVF" or “Micro IVF,” is a relatively new and Advanced Reproductive Technology (ART) that offers a gentle...
  • Laboratory technician with embryos
    Embryo's: What happens in the Laboratory?
    The Embryo, it is delicate and complex beyond comparison and therefore the necessity to provide an environment with the most stringent of conditions to insure its successful transfer back into the human body during an IVF or Mini IVF cycle is more...
  • Fetus
    Britain may legalize the creation of an embryo from 3 parents
    Just in time for Global Mitochondrial Disease Awareness Week, a public consultation commenced on Monday, Sept. 17 in Britain, on the ethical implications of creating a baby from three parents in order to avoid maternally inherited mitochondrial...
  • Embryo's being prepared at Laurel Fertility Care
    What’s all the Buzz About Freezing Your Eggs?
    If you are young, single, still pursuing a degree or a career, or simply not ready to start a family, you may have noticed all the press about egg freezing. If you are pretty sure you want kids, but you have questions… ‘Where do I go?...
  • Marlane Angle PhD.
    Investing in your future through more than your 401k
    Almost any young woman under the age of 40 living in the United States has grown up with the idea that she can have it all: successful career, fulfilling marriage, and a couple of happy kids. And most believe life will fall into place for them in...
  • 8-cell Embryo
    Getting pregnant easily may lead to recurrent miscarriage
    For many couples suffering with infertility their only wish is to be super-fertile. However, according to a new study, as reported by the BBC News on August 24, 2012, women who get pregnant easily are more likely to suffer multiple losses.The UK...
  • Dr Marlane Angle
    Genetically Screening Embryos
    The In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) laboratory has two ways to look “up close and personal” at the genetic makeup of an embryo. The first method is called Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis (PGD); the second is Preimplantation Genetics...
  • Dr. Marlane Angle
    The Skinny on Minis: Minimal Stimulation IVF
    Minimal stimulation IVF is becoming popular as a means of trying to provide a low cost alternative to traditional IVF. Minimal stimulation IVF is also popular among patients looking for a way to avoid using high doses of stimulation medicines for...
  • Dr. Marlane Angle
    The Life of an Egg: What Happens in the IVF Laboratory Part 3 of 3
    The Life of an EggDays Three to Seven: Becoming a BlastocystIn the first two articles we discussed the events that take place with regard to the egg and embryo during the first two days after retrieval. We ended the last article with the pre...