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The Sound of Sterility

The Sound of Sterility

The device pictured above, the Chattanooga Intelect TranSport, was used in experiments to determine whether ultrasound would be an effective contraceptive technique for monkeys. Researchers have long sought new methods for male contraception beyond the condom and the vasectomy—in other words, the male equivalent of the birth control pill. Now separate research teams at the University of North Carolina (UNC), the University of California, Davis, and the University of Bari in Italy have shown that irradiation with ultrasound of the type that sports medicine specialists use to bring relief to aching joints can painlessly shut down sperm production . (What can’t ultrasound do? IEEE Spectrum has reported on breakthroughs using ultrasound for mind reading , controlling Parkinson’s and other neurological ailments, and curing migraines and depression ) According to Dr. James Tsuru...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/biomedical/devices/the...

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