Medical research

3-D printed ovaries produce healthy offspring

The brave new world of 3-D printed organs now includes implanted ovary structures that, true to their design, actually ovulate, according to a study by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School ...

Medical research

Lab-engineered ovaries superior to hormone drugs in animal model

New research in rats suggests the possibility of bioengineering artificial ovaries in the lab to provide a safer, more natural hormone replacement therapy for women. A team from Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine ...

Genetics

Gene could help explain insulin resistance

Health researchers have known for decades that type 2 diabetes results from a phenomenon called insulin resistance, but what causes insulin resistance has remained a mystery.

Immunology

Immune cells essential to establishing pregnancy

New research from the University of Adelaide shows for the first time that immune cells known as macrophages are critical to fertility by creating a healthy hormone environment in the uterus.

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Ovary

The ovary is an ovum-producing reproductive organ, often found in pairs as part of the vertebrate female reproductive system. Ovaries in anatomically female individuals are analogous to testes in anatomically male individuals, in that they are both gonads and endocrine glands.

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