Genetics

Five healthy habits that you can adopt in order to improve the quality of your semen

An increasing number of couples have issues having a child naturally. It is currently estimated that in 50% of all cases, the reason for infertility is poor semen quality.

The causes can be immunological, genetic or anatomical factors but there are also external factors that we can, to some extent, control. Highlighting the main common reasons for poor semen […]

2019-12-04T10:14:54+02:004 de December de 2019|0 Comments

What is embryo mosaicism?

Human beings have 46 chromosomes (23 pairs) and these chromosomes contain all the genes in the genome. Half of the 46 chromosomes come from our father and the other half come from our mother. Right from the embryo stage, humans need the number of chromosomes to be normal in order for them to develop correctly. If […]

2019-11-29T09:56:33+02:0029 de November de 2019|0 Comments

What is vaginal flora? Does it affect fertility?

What is vaginal
flora?

A number of microorganisms consisting of bacteria, viruses and fungi co-habit in the vagina meaning that this area of the body is not sterile. These microorganisms are what are known as vaginal flora. They are essential for balancing our organism’s homeostasis and they protect us from other microorganisms that could cause illnesses.

Lactobacillus is the […]

2019-11-15T10:19:31+02:0015 de November de 2019|0 Comments

What is exome genetic testing? Types of exome genetic tests

The human genome is composed of 20,000 genes. Genes contain information for synthesising all the proteins in our bodies and these proteins carry out various biological functions. The information is contained in regions called exons and they are separated by regions called introns that do not contain any information. The complete set of exons in our genome […]

2019-10-04T09:09:31+02:004 de October de 2019|0 Comments

Rh incompatibility: could it affect my baby during pregnancy?

A person’s blood group is determined by a number of proteins
that are found on the surface of red blood cells. There are 4 main blood groups
depending on if these proteins are present or not: A, B, AB and 0. An
additional protein known as factor Rh has also been located on the surface. If
a person has […]

2019-08-02T09:10:28+02:002 de August de 2019|0 Comments

Absent uterus or Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome: what can I do?

Mayer-Rokitansky-Küster-Hauser syndrome – or simply MRKH syndrome – is a congenital disorder (birth defect), the main characteristic of which is that the women who suffer from it do not have a uterus.

The cause of this infrequent condition (1 in 5,000 female births) is an abnormality during development of the internal genitalia during the embryo/foetus stage. As well as an […]

2019-06-05T11:41:18+02:007 de June de 2019|1 Comment

Progress in treatment for patients with poor ovarian response

Personalising courses of treatment is undoubtedly currently the
most important area of change in the field of medicine. A specific strategy should be designed
depending on each patient’s individual characteristics.

One of the key areas for developing personalised medical healthcare is the use of pharmacogenetics. A patient needs different doses or types of pharmaceutical drugs depending on certain genetic variations. […]

2019-01-23T10:37:32+02:0025 de January de 2019|0 Comments

The latest in pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD)

Pre-implantation genetic diagnosis(PGD) consists of studying chromosomalabnormalities and genetic abnormalities in the embryo prior to transfer to the mother. Itspurpose is to ensure that children are healthy and to bring thetransmission of a given condition to an end.

Significant progress that has revolutionised this area ofreproductive medicine has been made over the last few years and specificallywith regards to one type […]

2018-12-17T18:43:53+02:0028 de December de 2018|0 Comments

DNA fragmentation in sperm: TUNEL

When a couple fails to get pregnant or has an unsuccessful pregnancy, a number of tests performed on both partners is recommended. One of the basic tests in analysis of the male partner involves performing a seminogram or spermiogram that provides us with an initial indication of semen quality. This information can be supplemented with a sperm DNA fragmentation analysis, should this be considered necessary.
The DNA fragmentation test is a technique that supplements a study of the male factor in certain cases. […]

2018-11-28T09:56:53+02:0030 de November de 2018|0 Comments

Infertility in men and cryptorchidism

Cryptorchidism, from the Greek words kriptos (hidden) and orquis (testicle), is the failure of one or both testes to descend to the scrotum. It is estimated that between 2 and 5% of newborn boys have this abnormality although the figure rises to 30% when premature boys are taken into account. In many cases, the issue resolves itself naturally and, as a result, at one year of age, only 1% of boys have the condition. […]

2018-11-21T10:23:53+02:0023 de November de 2018|0 Comments
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