A team of Kenyan and foreign scientists has successfully tested what they describe as an effective ovary transplant technology in Nairobi. This is described as the first ovarian tissue transplant in the world without using the normally highly toxic anti-organ rejection drugs.
“We are excited about this technology which will assist millions of young women who can’t get children due to premature ovary failure,” says Dr Atunga Nyachieo of the Institute of Primate Research (IPR) and a senior party in the study.
From Standard Media. Story by Gatonye Gathura.
Located in Oloolua Forest along Forest Line Road in Karen, Nairobi, IPR is a biomedical research arm of the National Museums of Kenya and a collaborating centre for the World Health Organization. Dr Nyachieo, a seasoned biomedical researcher at IPR, says the technology is especially important for young women surviving cancer but losing ovarian function due to toxic cancer treatment.
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