PET was featured in a roundup article about new fertility research and treatments written by Fiona McRae in the Daily Mail.
One of the topics covered was research into how to help human eggs mature outside the body, which is being researched at the University of Edinburgh. The researchers hope to be able to stimulate ovarian tissue from a patient to produce mature eggs in the lab.
This would help patients who have had ovarian tissue freezing to preserve their fertility prior to medical treatment such as chemotherapy, but could also offer an alternative to ovarian stimulation in IVF in future.
PET's director, Sarah Norcross was quoted: 'Although this is some way off, the principle of being able to generate greater numbers of eggs is really exciting...Anything that reduces the grim regimen of hormone injections that women have to go through as part of IVF would be welcomed by a lot of them.'