Fertility Assessment and advice Targeting lifestyle choices and behaviours (FAST) study
The FAST study aimed to determine whether providing infertile couples with individualised lifestyle assessments and ongoing support facilitates positive lifestyle changes to enhance healthy fertility. The outcomes, published in Human Reproduction, can be found here.
Effect of Acupuncture vs Sham Acupuncture on Live Births Among Women Undergoing In Vitro Fertilisation
This was a randomised clinical trial that looked into the use of acupuncture to increase the likelihood of a live birth in women undergoing IVF. The completed study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, can be found here.
Ovarian Stimulation Single Injection Elonva (OSSIE) study
The OSSIE study looked at the use of a single dose of Elonva to provide adequate controlled ovarian hyperstimulation during IVF treatment. Details of the completed trial can be found here.
Mouse GDF9 decreases KITL gene expression in human granulosa cells
This study looked at the role of KITL gene expression on the regulation of important growth factors in the human ovary. It was published in Endocrine, and can be found here.
Many of our embryologists have completed higher degrees with a strong focus on improving current IVF outcomes for patients:
- Dr Ashleigh Storr – completed her PhD in 2018, which focussed on embryo selection and the use of novel technologies for the optimisation of IVF outcome
- Dr Siew Wong – completed her PhD in 2017, which investigated how obesity causes anovulation and altered embryo development, and aimed to test the efficacy of certain drugs on improving oocyte quality and offspring susceptibility to obesity.