New York City and a big part of the country are quickly coming back to almost normal, as case numbers, hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19 are quickly dropping. There is still some fear mongering going on, especially when it comes to the so-called new strains of the virus, which are now dominating. The good news, however, is the newest research data suggest that the immunity obtained from Pfeizer and Moderna vaccines are also protective against the new strains. That does not mean that the SARS-CoV-2 virus may not at some point mutate in a way that allows it to escape the antibody response created by those vaccines; but even if that were to be the case, as we now know through research on this virus, our cellular immune system also has long-term memory that can be effective in preventing infection and especially in keeping the severity of any infection limited. ... Read MoreFertility Updates Blog
In this section we attempt to draw attention to science papers we perceive as potentially important for the basic understanding of reproductive biology and, therefore, may have translational relevance to infertility practice at some future point. ... Read MoreFertility Updates Blog
Millions of people who until only a few decades ago had no chance of genetic parenthood, now have children of their own. Even for professionals in the field, the progress achieved in the understanding of basic physiological processes relating to female and male infertility and basic human embryology over the last few decades, at times, appear futuristic. ... Read MoreFertility Updates Blog
Most of the COVID-19 news these days is positive: new infections in the U.S. and countries, like Israel, have been declining rapidly and, with its deaths from the disease. At the same time, the news in big parts of the world, especially Europe and Brazil, is not that favorable. ... Read MoreCOVID-19
Nature magazine just published two exiting papers,[1,2] with two similar ones from other investigators, as the magazine also reports, on the way and posted ahead of peer review on bioRxiv[3,4]. All of this is about the fact that research involving human embryos, for several reasons, is very difficult to pursue. ... Read MoreDefault
The appropriate role of **profit incentives** on medical practice has been, and will remain for some time to come, the central theme in every discussion of national health care, - whatever the system. One would assume that profit motives in private systems would be more dominant than in more socialist health care systems; but that is not necessarily the case because profit motives exist in any societal structure. There, indeed, is good reason most cases of health care fraud usually involve government programs. ... Read MoreDefault
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CHR IN THE MEDIA
Reproductive endocrinologists at CHR often contribute expert commentary to media reports. Here are a few recent media appearances of CHR physicians and scientists.