fertility

Fujifilm acquires AI tech to improve fertility treatment

Fujifilm’s Irvine Scientific unit has licensed rights to an artificial intelligence-powered technology developed to improve the success rate of in vitro fertilisation (IVF) techniques. The cell culture specialist, a player in assisted reproductive technologies (ART), has licensed the platform from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, where it was developed. During IVF, egg …

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Merck backs startup bringing AI to fertility treatment

It’s no secret that fertility treatment is expensive and has a low success rate, placing a big financial and emotional burden on would-be parents. Now, a Canadian biotech aims to tackle that problem though the use of artificial intelligence. Toronto-based Future Fertility has developed an AI called Violet that it says can predict the viability …

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Does Laptop Wi-Fi Affect Fertility?

Should laptops not be on laps? What is the effect of WiFi exposure on sperm motility and DNA damage? “It is impossible to imagine a modern socially-active man who does not use mobile devices and/or computers with Wi-Fi function.” Might cell phones or wireless internet be harmful for male fertility? You may recall that I’ve …

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Does Cell Phone Radiation Affect Fertility?

What is the effect of cell phone radiation on sperm motility and DNA damage? “Are men talking their reproductive health away?” There have been “unexplained declines in semen quality reported in several countries.” Might cell phones be playing a role? “Radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) from these devices could potentially affect sperm development and function.” The …

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How to Treat Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) with Diet

Given the role that oxidant free radicals are thought to play in aging and disease, one reason fruits and vegetables may be so good for us is that they contain antioxidant compounds. As you can see at 0:20 in my video Benefits of Marjoram for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), different vegetables and herbs have different …

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Vitamin C for Male Infertility and Lead Poisoning?

What is the clinical relevance of vitamin C among lead-exposed infertile men? Compared to controls, lead battery industry workers given 1,000 mg of vitamin C every workday for three months experienced “a significant increase in sperm motility and sperm count, as well as decrease in abnormal sperm,” and “a significant reduction in the incidence of …

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Can Vitamin C Supplements Help with Lead Poisoning?

“Even if a nutritional manipulation is proven effective in reducing blood lead levels, reliance on such an intervention places most of the burden for prevention on those most affected and least responsible for the underlying environmental causes of lead toxicity. Nutritional interventions, therefore, must never substitute for efforts to reduce lead exposure to safe levels. …

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VivoPlex raises funding to develop intra-uterine sensor

VivoPlex, a UK based firm specialising in fertility and women’s health, has raised £3.9m to develop an intra-uterine sensor system and generate clinical data that could be used for European approval. Oxford-based VivoPlex raised the funds in two tranches, which will be used to complete the first feasibility study of its wireless battery-free uterine sensor …

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Are the BPA-Free Plastics Like Tritan Safe?

Do BPA-free plastics such as Tritan, have human hormone-disrupting effects? And what about BPS and BPF? Recent human studies indicate that exposure to the plastics chemical BPA may be associated with infertility, miscarriage, premature delivery, reduced male sexual function, polycystic ovaries, altered thyroid and immune function, diabetes, heart disease, and more. Yet, “[a]s recently as …

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