Friday, October 03, 2008

Proteins for embryo implantation & a link

Research performed by British researchers including Professor Helen Mardon and Professor Anne Ridley published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found two proteins that appear to be responsible for enabling embryos to implant in the uterus. It doesn't seem as if there are practical implications of this research right now, but clearly the more that is understood about the process of implantation the more likely it is that advances will be made toward improving embryo implantation in IVF.

Myoncofertility.org is a new, patient-friendly website for both women and men who are dealing with cancer and interested in preserving their fertility. The site also has sections for parents and for partners. Although it would be nicer if no one really needed this information, it's great that they've put all the information together in one place, in a visually-pleasing and useful way.

2 comments:

Jenna said...

I am always excited when they find out more information that can help with infertility. I would love for there to be a way to really increase the chances during IVF.

Bea said...

Thanks for all this news, by the way.

Bea