George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

Breakthrough Method gives Infertile Women Hope

Breakthrough Method gives Infertile Women Hope
A study has detailed a new method of inducing egg growth in women suffering from infertility. Created by researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, this technique has already resulted in one woman giving birth, while another is pregnant.

A study has detailed a new method of inducing egg growth in women suffering from infertility. Created by researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine, this technique has already resulted in one woman giving birth, while another is pregnant.

The researchers call the new fertility treatment "in vitro activation," or IVA. This work builds on previous research, which showed that a signaling pathway made up of several proteins, including PTEN, controls the growth of follicles in the ovary.

Source: Medical News Today

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