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Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 8 March 2006
Vol. 2006, Issue 6, p. nf8
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2006.6.nf8]

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Buffing Up the Family Jewels

Obliterating a protein that fosters testosterone production keeps testicles young

Mary Beckman

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2006/6/nf8

Abstract: Coaches can hurt their athletes by working them out too long or too hard. Similarly, a protein that keeps testicles making sperm wears down the organ, new research shows. The results suggest a new tactic to prevent testicle damage.

Citation: M. Beckman, Buffing Up the Family Jewels. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2006 (6), nf8 (2006).

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