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2012-02-29 14:09:28

It had long been assumed that the human sperm cell’s mission in life ended once it had transferred its freight of parental DNA to the egg.

2012-02-29 00:30:32

According to a 2003 study by German and American scientists, a component of the Lily of the Valley scent known as Bourgeonal alters the calcium balance of human sperm and attracts the sperm.

Simple, Reversible, Inexpensive Male Contraception Tested
2012-01-30 11:09:46

Is there a simple, inexpensive, reversible male contraceptive coming to a clinic near you soon? A quick visit to a doctor’s office may soon be all that is needed for males to do their part for contraception.

2012-01-30 09:15:58

A new study shows the production of sperm is more biologically taxing than previously thought, and expending energy on it has significant health implications.

2012-01-10 11:17:06

Who knew that male fertility depends on sperm-cell architecture?

Listen Up Men! Your Laptop’s Wi-Fi Could Be Killing Your Sperm
2011-11-29 08:24:18

Wi-Fi technology could be dangerous to a man’s sperm quality, suggests a new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

2011-11-15 20:27:40

A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher has achieved a significant breakthrough in male fertility, producing normal sperm from mouse cells.

2011-11-01 15:19:14

Compared to most other cells in an organism, sperm undergo a radical transformation to become compact and mobile delivery systems for paternal DNA.

2011-10-28 06:44:49

The accepted view of female reproduction includes a pre-determined amount of eggs in the ovaries. This population of eggs becomes depleted over time, resulting in infertility among older women.

Cells Are Crawling All Over Our Bodies
2011-10-19 03:28:51

Biologists at Florida State devise new way to watch how cells move.


Word of the Day
gazingstock
  • A person or thing gazed at with wonder or curiosity, especially of a scornful kind.
The 'stock' of 'gazingstock' comes from an Old English word meaning 'tree trunk' or 'wood'.
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