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News: Hormone breakthrough offers hope of safer fertility treatment

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Hormone breakthrough offers hope of safer fertility treatment 

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Hormone breakthrough offers hope of safer fertility treatment 

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The first woman to have IVF treatment using a pioneering new method developed at Imperial College London has given birth to a baby boy. The new technique uses the natural hormone kisspeptin to stimulate egg development instead of the usual fertility drugs. Doctors hope using kisspeptin will give mothers a lower risk of ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome (OHSS), a potentially life-threatening condition that can be triggered by IVF drugs used now. The study was led by Professor Waljit Dhillo from Imperial College London, who holds an NIHR Fellowship.

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Imperial College London news release 

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20/06/2013 

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20/07/2013 

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Created at 20/06/2013 12:00  by Leonilde Yahyaoui 
Last modified at 20/06/2013 12:00  by Leonilde Yahyaoui