This week, a novel approach to infertility is announced, a new vaginal ring might be able to protect from HIV transmission, and the answer to preventing drug-resistant gonorrhea may be in our own immune systems.
Please give a round of applause for all of those in lab coats who have the responsibility of finding out new stuff to keep us healthy… that’s one heck of a job…
In this week’s news —
- A new infertility treatment has been discovered to help treat those with Primary Ovarian Insufficiency, which is a condition that causes the ovaries to prematurely stop releasing eggs. This condition affects about 1% of those who have reproductive organs but can now be treated.This is how it works: the ovaries are removed, cut into small cubes, and treated with a drug that stimulates egg development. The patient is treated with the same drug before the ovaries get put back into the patient’s body. Wait for the eggs to mature and… voila! a baby!
- A new vaginal ring may help in preventing against HIV by releasing a form of an antiretroviral drug that is known to help reduce the amount of HIV in a person’s blood while also reducing the chances that a person can acquire HIV. This is how it works: When the vaginal ring gets moist, the tube filled with the antiretroviral drug expands and gets released into the vagina. The ring can be worn for a full 30 days and is quite a breakthrough
- Researchers may be able to now boost immune systems to fight against gonorrhea reinfection. The issue with gonorrhea is that it alters the immune system so that the body cannot easily fight the infection the way that it could other types of infections. Mike Russel, a guy whose been studying gonorrhea for years, noticed that those who have gonorrhea have a chemical in the body called IL-10. Mr. Russel believes that IL-10 can be counteracted by adding IL-12 to the body. But so far, this study has only been done on rats
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***Flawless is truly a flawless song.
And people are still not focusing on the message of the song, they are focusing on the “bow down bitches” (which, IMO, is being misunderstood) and the “I woke up like this - Flawless” (which, idiots she’s trying to say that women, no matter what, are flawless).