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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...

2012-02-15 10:30:13

The most deadly form of "ovarian" cancer arises in the fallopian tubes — not the ovaries — of knockout mice that lack two genes associated with the disease, said researchers led by Baylor College of Medicine in a report that appears online in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "While many questions remain about the steps in the pathogenesis of this deadly disease in women, our study opens a new door to understanding the molecular origins and...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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