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New findings a step forward for infertility research

New study enhances experts' understanding of the ovulation process.
Researchers have indentified two proteins required for ovulation, providing further insight into potential treatments for infertility.

The study published in the latest issue of Science suggests that two specific proteins produced in a woman's body can be linked to the maturation and release of the egg, ready for conception.

Commenting on the new findings, Dr Duane Alexander, director of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, explained: "Ovulation results from a complex interplay of chemical sequences.

"The researchers have identified a crucial biochemical intermediary controlling the release of the egg. The finding advances our understanding and may one day contribute to new treatments for infertility."

According to government statistics, over 30 years ago women aged between 25 and 29 in UK were twice as likely to give birth as women aged 30 to 34.

In 2007, however, women in their early 30s had the highest rate of fertility of any age group, figures show.

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its amazing what technowlgy can do these days
by MrsJohnson22 5th Jan 2010, 3:49pm