Fertility Grant in Kansas
Wichita State University has received it's largest grant because of a scientist at the college. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded researcher George Bousfield $6.6 million in funding for fertility research. The NIH is a government agency that grants and awards funding for people and clinics conducting and supporting ground-breaking or long lasting medical research. ABC affiliate in Kansas said that according to the Wichita Eagle, "Bousfield won the grant while working for the past 10 years on human fertility. The university says he discovered a variation in a human fertility hormone that no one knew about before. And he believes the hormone variation acts in a way that might unlock secrets about human reproduction, and how to enhance it." Fertility, In Vitro Fertilization
(IVF) and infertility treatments have been making headlines for research, controversy and now funding in recent months.