Artificial ovaries

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Artificial ovaries
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 8:18am

In an interesting article in Health Day News, a new study suggests that it's possible an artificial ovary may help deliver a more natural option for hormone replacement. "In this study, a team from the Institute of Regenerative Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center reported that ovaries created in the lab showed sustained release of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone."Our goal is to develop a tissue- or cell-based hormone therapy -- essentially an artificial ovary -- to deliver sex hormones in a more natural manner than drugs," study senior author Emmanuel Opara, a professor of regenerative medicine, said in a Wake Forest news release."A bioartificial ovary has the potential to secrete hormones in a natural way based on the body's needs, rather than the patient taking a specific dose of drugs each day," Opara explained." more

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