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Scientists Move Closer to Womb Transplant

Successful rabbit test means human test could be 2 years away

(Newser) - British doctors have performed successful uterus transplants in rabbits, meaning they could try the procedure on a human woman in as little as two years. Researchers say they’ve solved the blood supply problems that have until now bedeviled uterus transplants; a Saudi woman tried the procedure in 2000, but... More »

Gene May Yield 'Male Pill'

Discovery could also help some infertile men

(Newser) - A newly identified gene that causes a type of male infertility may be the key to eventually developing a male oral contraceptive pill, the Independent reports. The gene, CATSPER1, enables sperm to wriggle through the outside of an unfertilized egg. A drug that could switch the gene on and off... More »

Soy-Based Foods Might Be Reducing Sperm Count

Western men consuming more of cheap protein; effect worst on those with low count

(Newser) - Soy-based foods could be the root of lower sperm counts in men, a new study finds. Men who consumed more than two portions of soy-based foods a week had, on average, 41 million fewer sperm per milliliter of semen than men who avoided such products. The cheap source of protein... More »

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