News2019 News Archive
December 18, 2019
Regional Chairmen and Deans in Lund, Malmö and Copenhagen stand behind ReproUnion in this opinion article, which Dagens Medicin in Sweden published in December 2019. It,highlights the concerning infertility statistics, as well as the need to continue involving new collaboration partners to address prevention and develop new reproductive treatments. Click on to read the full article (in Swedish).
December 9, 2019
FEPOS investigates the possible causes between male infertility and what was passed on at the fetal stage, by paring samples from mothers and their sons. Data from 100.000 mothers originates from the Danish National Birth Cohort and since 2017 FEPOS has collected biological samples and data from 1000 sons.
December 2, 2019
ReproUnion 2.0 marks the beginning of a new research and innovation paradigm within reproductive medicine in Greater Copenhagen. With seven signatures on the formal agreement, the partnership stands ready to continuously use the regional innovation force, international collaboration partners, and the triple-helix structure as leverage in its effort to solve five major global reproductive challenges, which are of great individual and social concern.
November 29, 2019
The seminar on the 11th of November featured regional and international speakers within reproductive medicine. Professors involved in ReproUnion presented the five challenges they work with in the project. This includes the ReproUnion Infertility Cohort and Biobank, which is a collaboration between the three challenge groups, working to improve human male fertility; optimize medically assisted reproductive treatment and prevent infertility-related morbidity.
November 28, 2019
In November, ReproUnion had invited international colleagues from the EU and the US, to discuss collaboration and to attend a weekend-workshop on funding opportunities for the ReproUnion Infertility Cohort and Biobank.
November 18, 2019
Something is stopping us from creating the families we claim to desire. But what? This opinion piece in the New York Times gets well around the declining fertility rates and the topic of fertility awareness. The article brings examples from Denmark and quotes Dr. Søren Ziebe, ReproUnion Challenge 5.
November 6, 2019
The 4th European Conference on Preconception Health and Care gathered close to 200 delegates, when it was held at Rigshospitalet end of September 2019. The conference addressed fertility awareness, family building and the latest research when it comes to the challenges the society and health professionals face concerning reproduction and health before and after pregnancy.
November 4, 2019
Regional Chairmen and Deans in Copenhagen, Lund and Malmö stand behind ReproUnion in this opinion article which Dagens Medicin published end of October, highlighting the concerning infertility statistics as well as the need to continue involving new collaboration partners to address prevention and develop new reproductive treatments. Click on to read the full article (in Danish).
October 22, 2019
On the 14th of October 2019 the daily Swedish Newspaper “Sydsvenskan” reported about the ReproUnion study, which will examine perspectives on family planning and fertility among people in the Skåne region.
October 11, 2019
On the 27th of September the internationally-leading journal, Science, published a seminal study “Chromosome errors in human eggs shape natural fertility over reproductive lifespan”, with ReproUnion Board Member and Professor Eva Hoffmann as senior author and ReproUnion members Professor Claus Yding Andersen, Dr. Stine Gry Kristensen, and Dr. Marie Louise Grøndahl as co-authors.
October 11, 2019
A new national register study from Lunds University was published in the British Medical Journal the 26th of September. The research looked at 1.2 million pregnancies in Sweden over 20 years and was led by Ph.D. Yahia Al-Jebari and Professor Yvonne Lundberg-Giwercman,
August 5, 2019
ReproUnion is among the finalists for the Athena Award, which will for the 11th time acknowledge best practice examples of clinical research, where hospitals, academia and industry collaborate to develop new treatments, improve prevention and/or involve patients more.
July 3, 2019
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July 2, 2019
End of June 2019 the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) held their 35th annual meeting in Vienna with 12.000 registered participants. The footprint of ReproUnion 1.0. was evident when listening to six Post docs/Ph.Ds presenting their findings from studies funded by ReproUnion during the project period 2015-2018.
July 1, 2019
At the General Assembly in June ReproUnion’s management announced that Jens Sønksen had stepped down from his role as Chairman at the end of the first accounting period in ReproUnion 2.0. In recent years, Jens Sønksen has become increasingly busy - in 2017 he was elected Adjunct Secretary General for the European Association of Urology (EAU). Jens Sønksen shares a few perspectives on the ReproUnion collaboration.
June 27, 2019
Dr Sasha Stormlund not only impressed the audience but also received ESHRE’s Clinical Science Award for her oral presentation showing that success rates after freezing all embryos for later transfer is no better than with fresh transfers. The study was carried out with funding from ReproUnion 1.0.
June 26, 2019
Preliminary results from a large population study based on the Danish National Birth Cohort has found that paternal smoking is associated with lower total sperm counts and sperm concentrations. The study was carried out with funding from ReproUnion 1.0 and the results were presented by at the 35th Annual Meeting of ESHRE in Vienna end of June.
June 26, 2019
The large cohort study confirms small added obstetric risk from transfer of longer developed embryos in IVF and questions if blastocyst transfer should still be encouraged at IVF clinics. Dr Anne Lærke Spangmose presented the results on the first morning of the 35th Annual Meeting of ESHRE in Vienna.
June 17, 2019
In June Lunds University announced the results of this nation-wide register study, which was published in PLOS Medicine and has been co-funded by ReproUnion.
May 30, 2019
In May ReproUnion co-organised the Life Cycle Symposium at Lund University where Anders Nyboe Andersen, professor at the Fertility Clinic, Rigshospitalet, presented results from the ReproUnion Fertility Counselling activities under the above heading. In a panel discussion with local politicians, Gilbert Tribo and Anna Mannfalk, the presenters discussed how to turn around the fertility trend and encourage healthy reproduction.
May 27, 2019
Anja Pinborg has received a 5-year Clinical Distinguished Investigator grant of DKK 8 million from the Novo Nordisk Foundation to realize the project Health in Childhood Following Assisted Reproductive Technology (HiCART).
April 16, 2019
An op-ed in the Danish newspaper Politiken is highlighting important societal problems which will arise as a consequence of delayed childbearing to older ages and the risk of infertility and involuntary childlessness as a result thereof.
April 10, 2019
First primate born from frozen testicular tissue offers researchers hope to preserve the fertility in young boys undergoing cancer treatment.
April 4, 2019
In a debate article, the swedish politicians Carl Johan Sonesson (M) and Philip Sandberg (L) are using ReproUnion as an example of how research collaborations across borders are of benefit to the region by creating more jobs and by performing high quality research which attracts international interest and above all, improves the life of patients (article in Swedish).