Male Mice Who Live With Female Mice Reproduce Longer

January 26, 2009

Pennsylvania (ChattahBox) – A new study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine has shown that male mice who live with female mice have an increased reproductive year span.

The results of tests found that male mice who lived with female mice increased their fertility years by 20%, a significant increase that scientists hope will lead to new advancements in breeding for animals, including endangered species. It may even be a step in solving human infertility.

“It appears that housing females with a male mouse delays the decline of reproductive processes at the cellular level by somehow affecting the cells surrounding the stem cells that produce spermatozoa in the testes,” Ralph Brinster, who led the study, said in a statement.

“The effect may occur in any species, one does not know without controlled experiments.”


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