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Book Arts Center to host summer camp

The Western New York Book Arts Center will host Summer Book Arts Camp for Kids from 1 to 4 p.m. daily June 24-28 at the Book Arts Center, 468 Washington St.

Daily projects will be led by local artists and art educators. The summer camp curriculum includes bookmaking, letterpress printing, screenprinting, paper crafts and more. Campers will have the opportunity to work with the center’s collection of antique and vintage letterpress equipment, learn to make their own books, and have fun experimenting with hands-on book-arts themed projects.

This camp is tailored for children ages 8 to 12 and is $150 per child for members of the center and $200 per child for nonmembers. Register at www.wnybookarts.org/events.

Researchers develop artificial ovary

An artificial ovary could make hormone replacement therapy a thing of the past.

Women with damaged ovaries or who are post-menopausal don’t produce sex hormones, which can lead to osteoporosis. Daily HRT helps but can have side effects.

Emmanuel Opara, at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, N.C., and colleagues placed two types of hormone-producing cells from rat ovaries inside an algal capsule, then exposed it to chemicals from the pituitary gland that stimulate hormone production. The cells made sex hormones in the same proportions as healthy ovaries.

The hormone capsule would react more dynamically than HRT with fewer side effects, the team says.

— News staff and wire services