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Greece has received excellent feedback on the management of Covid-19 pandemic from the majority of nations

Dear Serum family and friends, We are pleased to have received the news that since April 2021, self-isolation for foreign travellers has been lifted and people can normally travel to us after having a vaccination […]

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ROS & Oxidative Stress

By IVF Serum’s embryologist Dimitra Poulou Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are normal by-products of the metabolism and small amounts of them are required for specific cellular processes of the spermatozoon such as capacitation, acrosome reaction, […]

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Smoking & DNA fragmentation in human sperm

By Aggeliki Fegga – Embryologist What is DNA Fragmentation? DNA Fragmentation is observed in cells undergoing apoptosis (programmed cell death). DNA is cleaved by a specific protein during the latter stages of the cell’s self-destruction […]

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What is the human blastocyst?

By Galia Tsangkalova – Embryologist, Lab Director Human blastocyst is an embryo on its 5th day of development. It consists of 24 up to 322 cells, its size is about 0.2mm and its discrete parts […]

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Blastocyst grading system

By Galia Tsangkalova – Embryologist, Lab Director The most commonly used blastocyst grading system is the one proposed by Gardner and Schoolcraft. Every blastocyst is graded by using one number and two letters. The number […]

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Activation of Human Gametes

by Galia Tsangkalova (Embryologist, Lab Director) Fertilization is the process in which the male gamete (spermatozoon) fuses together with the female gamete (oocyte) in order to form the zygote. A prerequisite for fertilization to take […]

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Diet and Physical Activity Information for Men Fertility

By Sofia Spanou –Embryologist, Sperm-bank Director Adopting a balanced diet combined with mild exercise and sufficient rest, promotes physical fitness, health and therefore reproductive health. In case of any underlying health issues you should always […]

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General information about semen characteristics

By Sofia Spanou –Embryologist, Sperm-bank Director Quantifiable attributes of semen Semen has two major quantifiable attributes, the total number of spermatozoa that reflects sperm production by the testes and the patency of the post-testicular duct […]

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Principles of ART treatment at Serum in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic is stabilizing, the return to normal daily life will also see the need to restart the provision of ART treatments. Once the risk of SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 infection has been decreasing, all ART […]

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Precautionary measures due to COVID-19 global outbreak

maintenance of WHO, ESHRE, EODY(national organization of public health) and EAIYA (national authority of medically artificial reproduction) recommendations continuous communication and update of the embryologists for the global view of the scientific community concerning COVID-19 […]

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Endometriosis Awareness Month – March 2020

by Dr I. Douliotis Dear friends from all over the world, March is the month of awareness for Endometriosis on a global scale. It is an opportunity for women across the globe to speak openly […]

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A step-by-step guide to an IVF cycle

You are almost there, but you do not know what to expect during an IVF cycle? Let’s take a step-by-step journey to make it easy for you: Step 1: Day 1 of your period An […]

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