Monday, July 9, 2007

Chemicals disturb ovarian development

Exposing a developing female sheep fetus to low doses of chemicals commonly present in the environment can disturb the development of the ovary, a scientist told the 23rd annual conference of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology.

spreading sewage sludge on pastureDr. Paul Fowler, of the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK, said that this research would help to establish the importance of the effect of environmental chemicals for fertility.

Sheep and goats are commonly used as research models.

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Thanks to Bev Pearsall for suggesting this article for the blog.