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New Human Reproductive Hormone Could Lead to Novel Contraceptives

December 22, 2009

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Nearly 10 years after the discovery that birds produce a hormone that suppresses reproduction, University of California, Berkeley neuroscientists have established that humans produce it too, opening the door to development of a new class of contraceptive and possible treatments for cancer and other diseases. The hormone, gonadotropin inhibitory hormone, puts a brake on the reproductive system and on the release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone.Full Story

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