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  • Sperm navigate by playing chords

    Similar to a guitar string, sperm beat their tail with two different frequencies or “notes”. Scientists from the research center caesar in Bonn, associated with the Max Planck Society, and the Helmholtz research center Jülich published these findings in a recent article in Nature Communications. It more

  • Progesterone may be key to preventing recurrent miscarriage

    For women who suffer multiple pregnancy losses in the first four to six weeks of gestation, the hormone progesterone could offer hope for a successful birth, according to a new study by Yale School of Medicine researchers and their colleagues at University of Illinois at Chicago. Fetal death, or int more

  • Therapeutic inhibition of RANK pathway reduces breast cancer recurrence

    Researchers at the Institute of Biomedical Research of Bellvitge (IDIBELL), led by Dr. Eva Gonzalez-Suarez, have shown that pharmacological and genetic inhibition of signaling pathway RANK / RANKL leads to a significant reduction in recurrences and metastases in breast cancer in a mouse animal model more

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The Chemistry of Oral Contraceptives

You may have read in the news over the past few days about the passing of Carl Djerassi, the chemist (and later, novelist) who is best known for his discovery of the first oral contraceptive. This discovery led to something of a social revolution, putting the power of contraception firmly in the han more

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Progesterone Progesterone is a C-21 steroid hormone involved in the female menstrual cycle , pregnancy (supports gestation ) and embryogenesis of humans and other species. Progesterone belongs to a class of hormones called progestogens , an ... more


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