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Researchers on path toward artificial ovary (The Boston Globe)

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Researchers on path toward artificial ovary (The Boston Globe)

A cancer diagnosis for a young woman can involve more than just the ordeal of undergoing treatment with drugs or radiation — the therapies may also ruin her dream of having children.

But as survival rates for young cancer patients have increased, scientists have increasingly focused on creating new options, including an artificial human ovary that could allow women to more easily preserve their fertility.

In a step that combines biology and engineering, researchers at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island and Brown University have built a honeycomb structure of cells that mimic the ovary, allowing an egg to mature outside the body. Their work was published last month in the Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. continue reading…

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