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Woman's ovaries 'reawakened'

A woman has given birth to a baby after having her ovaries "reactivated" through a new technique developed in Stanford University in the US and St Marianna University School of Medicine, Japan.

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Scientists induce egg production in infertile women

Scientists at Stanford University of Medicine have developed a radical new treatment to stimulate egg production in infertile women who suffer from 'primary ovarian insufficiency' a condition that causes early menopause.

Dr Aaron Hsueh and Yuan Cheng, who made the discovery, explained their work in a video produced by Stanford University.

The scientists said the treatment could be a "real breakthrough" in treating infertile women, but that more studies, particularly on women whose infertility is caused by other factors, is needed.

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