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Drug May Help Sexual Arousal in Women

A chemical being developed to encourage tanning is also reported to put female rats in the mood for love. Scientists say it could lead to drugs that would help women who lack sexual desire. NPR's Joe Palca reports.

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Joe Palca is a science correspondent for NPR. Since joining NPR in 1992, Palca has covered a range of science topics — everything from biomedical research to astronomy. He is currently focused on the eponymous series, "Joe's Big Idea." Stories in the series explore the minds and motivations of scientists and inventors. Palca is also the founder of NPR Scicommers – A science communication collective.