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2014-04-04 23:26:20

Dr. Dyan Pramesti of Airlangga University, Indonesia, presented preliminary clinical data which suggest that an orally administered plant extract from J. Gendarussa exerts a contraceptive effect through a novel mechanism, preventing the sperm and egg from joining – rather than stopping sperm production. Dr. Pramesti's travel to the conference was supported by The Foundation for Male Contraceptives Inc., a non-profit organization headquartered in Durham, NC. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB)...

Male Contraceptive Pill
2013-12-03 14:31:19

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Women may soon be off the hook with having to remember to take birth control following the introduction of a new male contraceptive reported in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. Scientists found that complete male infertility could be achieved by blocking two proteins found on the smooth muscle cells that trigger the transport of sperm. They demonstrated that the absence of two proteins in mouse models...

New Hope For Male Birth Control Pill
2012-08-17 07:22:08

Watch the Video: Potential New Male Contraceptive Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are many contraception options for women, but until now, there has not been much done in the area of contraceptives for males. Now researchers believe that a small molecule that can move past the barrier between blood and sperm into a space where sperm is processed may become the future of male conception. The compound would be the first successful and hormone-free birth...

2012-06-28 20:22:36

Christina Wang, M.D., lead investigator at Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute (LA BioMed) — one of the leading biomedical research institutes in the country — recently completed a study utilizing a new contraceptive gel that has the potential to be developed as a user controlled chemical birth control agent for males. The gel, which contains testosterone and a synthetic progestin called Nestorone, sharply lowers sperm counts in men with few side effects. The study conducted...

2012-06-25 23:27:23

Male hormonal contraceptives applied daily to the skin reduce sperm production, finds a new study to be presented Sunday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston. Very low sperm counts resulted for about 89 percent of men using a new combination of hormones, the authors reported. They combined a transdermal (skin) gel containing the male hormone testosterone and a gel containing a new synthetic progestin called Nestorone. "This is the first time that testosterone and...

New Gene Discovery Could Lead To Non-Hormonal Contraceptive For Men
2012-05-25 09:27:07

Male contraception may be a possibility thanks in part to a discovery of a new key reproductive gene critical for production of healthy sperm, suggests Scottish scientists credited with the discovery. Researchers from Edinburgh University are hopeful their study, which involved mice, could lead to a new type of male birth control that doesn´t disrupt the production of hormones, something which often causes side effects such as mood swings. The researchers found that a gene known as...

2012-05-25 05:33:08

(Ivanhoe Newswire) - A new type of male contraceptive could be created thanks to the discovery of a key gene essential for sperm development. This could lead to alternatives to the conventional male contraceptives which rely on the production of hormones, such as testerone. Research led by the University of Edinburgh, shows how the gene Katnal1 is critical to enable sperm maturity in the testes. If scientists can regulate Katnal1 in the testes, they could prevent sperm completely maturing,...


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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