Discovery of New Ovarian Hormone

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Discovery of New Ovarian Hormone
Wed, 06-05-2013 - 3:55pm

Researchers have identified a new ovarian hormone that can help promote follicle development and stimulate ovary growth: 

The researchers speculate that when used in conjunction with the traditional Follicle Stimulating Hormone (FSH), this newly discovered ovarian hormone could lead to new infertility treatment options for those not responding well to FSH treatment alone. 

"Infertility can be very frustrating for couples who have been trying to conceive for a very long time. The discovery of this new hormone is a potential game-changer in human fertility treatment," said Gerald Weissmann, M.D., Editor-in-Chief of The FASEB Journal, "but further research is needed to determine its efficacy and safety in humans." 

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