website statistics

Researchers have successfully tested a new method to make male mice temporarily infertile. Diana Blithe has termed the new method as “among the most promising."

What is the next Gadget you want?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading ... Loading ...

Development efforts of oral contraceptives for men rooted as far back as in 1970s. Researchers in the field announced then that male contraceptives were not far away. But, the research efforts didn’t materialize into successful “male pill” then. However, today’s researchers are optimistic about the successful development of “male pills” within years to come.


Researchers have successfully tested a new method to make male mice temporarily infertile. Diana Blithe, director of this contraceptive development program, has termed the new method as “among the most promising” in the field of contraceptive development.

The technique, developed by scientists at US National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, Maryland, temporarily impairs sperm production by blocking a protein called BRDT. This method doesn’t mingle with the hormones, unlike current hormone-based male contraception techniques which are reported to change male features of users.

The team, headed by Martin Matzuk, has successfully tested the method on male mice. Now, the team is working on making a male pill based on the findings.

However, some people are skeptic about finding a male pill ready for use by humans in near future. One such person is reproductive biologist Mark Gill who works in Novartis Research Foundation owned Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland. He explains, “They’ve found a nice system for studying spermatogenesis, but it would be a stretch to say that there’s a human application in the near future.”

Whether the new method will ultimately be realized in a successful product or not can’t be pressed for sure, right now. If it does, then the product might be in high demand; as pointed out by endocrinologist William Bremner, “I’m convinced men want this.”

You can read the research findings at Cell.

Source: Nature

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Rapidshare Urges US To Go After Linking Sites, Not File-Sharing Services

Curiosity Rover Fires Its First Laser On Mars
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post
  On August 21, 2012(1 year, 8 months ago.)

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

Adobe CS products are not free, but the good news is you can now download Photoshop CS2 & all other CS2 product completely free and it's absolutely legal.
At the beginning level, many people don't know how to use Gmail properly. For them, a here's a helpful guideline.
Skype now allows you to call directly from your Outlook account. Find the step-by-step installation process from this tutorial.
This tutorial helps you quickly resolve four of the most common problems that occur with Windows XP.
After releasing Look Back, many people didn't like it. So Facebook planned to add an Edit tool to the feature and now you can edit your Facebook Look Back video.
Do you want to record Skype calls but don't know how to do that? Then this guide is absolutely for you. Get inside the article for details.
Do you know that many companies can track you on Facebook? Do you want to know who they are? Do you want to block them?
So you've been planning on replacing your old hard drive with the new drive? This tutorial helps you with a few simple steps.
Bitcoin is a digital currency that has gained extraordinary momentum in the last few months. This tutorial helps you get started with the basics.
Android lockscreen can be secured in a number of ways, some of which are described in this brief tutorial.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook