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17 September 2010

Scientists create first artificial ovary

The world's first artificial ovary has been created by scientists, who said their success could benefit infertile women and help preserve fertility in women facing cancer.

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The world's first artificial ovary has been created by US scientists, who said their success could benefit infertile women and help preserve fertility in women facing cancer treatments.

The lab-grown ovary has already been used to mature human eggs, said the researchers at Brown University and Women & Infants Hospital in Rhode Island, FoxNews.com reported.

"An ovary is composed of three main cell types, and this is the first time that anyone has created a 3-D tissue structure with triple cell line," said Sandra Carson, professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Women & Infants Hospital, in a news release from the school.

The research appears in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics.

 

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