- The birth control of the future has arrived.
- Researchers at University of California, Berkeley recently figured out how to solve some of the most common problems posed by traditional birth control methods by targeting the mechanism that powers sperm’s “drilling” capabilities.
- That mechanism — or “power kick” — as scientists like to call it, is known as Catsper, an ion channel that activates once sperm gets close to an egg.
- According to Wired,
UC Berkeley researchers tested over 50 chemical compounds to find a way
to turn off sperm’s “power kick” and discovered two potential
solutions: lupeol and pristimerin. Read more (5/17/17)