Headlines in Reproductive Medicine
April 15, 2014
The offspring of mice that suffered early-life stress show signs of the disturbance their parent experienced, researchers from the University of Zurich and their colleagues have found, pointing to a potential RNA-based mechanism by which trauma may be epigenetically inherited. The team’s work was published today (April 13) in Nature Neuroscience.
April 03, 2014
Yesterday, President Obama signed into law a one-year payment patch for Medicare physicians, avoiding a 24 percent cut that was scheduled to take place.
April 03, 2014
Washington DC - The American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) announced that it had joined into official relations as a Nongovernmental Organization (NGO) with the World Health Organization beginning in 2014. The WHO Executive Board voted to approve ASRM's application earlier in the year.
February 14, 2014
Women who are more than 10 years post-menopause and who have had their ovaries removed lose bone mineral density at twice the rate of those who have kept their ovaries and they show greater progression in the thickening of the carotid artery. Oophorectomy appears to put women at higher risk for developing both osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
January 27, 2014
Rebecca Z. Sokol MD, MPH, took over as acting President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on January 1, 2014.
January 22, 2014
Washington, DC - Rebecca Z. Sokol MD, MPH, took over as acting President of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) on January 1, 2014.
January 15, 2014
Late last night, Congressional Appropriators released the details of a bipartisan $1.1 trillion spending package to fund all federal agencies for fiscal year 2014. Importantly, the new spending package spares funding cuts for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration.
January 10, 2014
The current issue of Virtual Mentor, the on-line ethics journal of the American Medical Association, focuses on Ethics and Assisted Reproductive Technology. The issue’s authors and editors include members of ASRM’s Ethics Committee.
December 10, 2013
The Howard and Georgeanna Jones Foundation for Reproductive Medicine, a nonprofit organization that supports scientific and medical research in the field of reproductive medicine, has announced three new grant opportunities.
November 26, 2013
Through the National Human Neural Stem Cell Resource (NHNSCR www.nhnscr.org), an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) biorepository has been created and now has available dozens of fibroblast and iPSC lines derived from patients with idiopathic autism as well as controls and patients with FMR1 gene mutations (both full- and pre-mutations as well as isogenic derivations). Neural stem cells differentiated from these lines are also available. Moreover, full clinical information for each of the lines is available.