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    Study Reveals New Secrets of Fertilization
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    atti_editor posted:
    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists report they have demystified how a sperm and egg couple, with new research in mice indicating that egg cells carry a special receptor that allows sperm to attach to and fertilize eggs.
    The British study, published online April 16 in the journal Nature, may offer new ways to improve both fertility treatments and contraceptives in people, with experts saying that human eggs also have protein receptors crucial to the meeting of sperm and egg.

    Click on the link above to learn more about the newly discovered egg receptor, named Juno after the Roman goddess of fertility and marriage.

    How do you think this discovery will impact your fertility treatments?
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