Scientists Create Artificial Ovary

by Sheela Philomena on  April 8, 2013 at 1:44 PM Research News   - G J E 4
Wake Forest University researchers have created an artificial ovary serving as a new hope for women with damaged ovaries.

They researchers believe it could make hormone replacement therapy (HRT) a thing of the past, New Scientist reported.
 Scientists Create Artificial Ovary
Scientists Create Artificial Ovary

Women with damaged ovaries or who are post-menopausal don't produce sex hormones, which can lead to osteoporosis.

Though daily HRT helps, it can have side effects.

In a new method, Emmanuel Opara at Wake Forest University, North Carolina, and colleagues placed two types of hormone-producing cells from rat ovaries inside an algal capsule, then exposed it to chemicals from the pituitary gland that stimulate hormone production.

They found that the cells made sex hormones in the same proportions as healthy ovaries.

The team said that the hormone capsule would react more dynamically than HRT with fewer side effects.

These results appeared in print under the headline "Fake ovary replaces missing hormones" in Biomaterials.

Source: ANI

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like

More News on: