Now here's something unexpected...
Fruit bats discovered to have menstrual cycles
Scientists have discovered that a type of fruit bat menstruate in a similar way to women
They say their findings – published in this month's issue of key journal Biology of Reproduction - could lead to bats being studied by researchers trying to understand human menstrual problems and other reproductive disorders.
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Professor Racey, Regius Professor of Natural History, said: "Although it occurs in primates, menstruation is found in few of the world's 4,000 species of mammals which is why this discovery is so remarkable.
"The finding is significant because it extends our knowledge of the reproductive biology of what is a large group of mammals.
"It also raises the possibility that this type of fruit bat could be studied by those who are trying to increase our understanding of human menstrual dysfunction and other reproductive disorders."
Next up: Sarafem [which is nothing more than fluoxetine, or Prozac] for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder.
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