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Important Step Identified In Sperm Reprogramming
2011-09-23 03:39:10

When sperm meets egg, the chemical instructions that tag sperm cells must be erased so that human life can start anew.

2011-08-29 12:07:09

Most cells rely on structural tethers to position chromosomes in preparation for cell division.

2011-08-10 06:44:15

New scientific findings are crucial for infertility research and treatment and for a more comprehensive understanding of germ cell biology in general.

2011-08-04 14:03:25

Researchers have found a way to turn mouse embryonic stem cells into sperm.

2011-08-04 13:36:52

In new research that could have implications for improving fertilization in humans and other mammals, life scientists studied interactions between individual sperm and eggs in red abalone, an ocean-dwelling snail, and made precise chemical measurements and physical models of these interactions.

2011-04-18 13:56:57

It was previously thought that land plants evolved from stonewort-like algae.

2011-04-14 21:03:08

Washington State University researchers have confirmed a critical step in cell division that results in age-related miscarriages and birth defects, including Down syndrome.

2011-03-17 21:00:03

A team of researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal, discovered that pollen, the organ that contains the plant male gametes, communicate with the pistil, their female counterpart, using a mechanism commonly observed in the nervous system of animals.

2011-02-02 14:50:50

Biologists at the University of Leicester have published results of a new study into the intricacies of sex in flowering plants.

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2010-10-28 09:30:00

Researchers have linked a chemical compound commonly used in the making of plastics to low-sperm counts and other reproductive issues among Chinese factory workers.


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