Latest Germ cells Stories
Researchers Lay Groundwork for Creation of Artificial Human Testicle Researchers have now found a way to propagate primary human Sertoli cells in the laboratory -- the first step, say investigators, to developing an artificial human testicle for reproductive research.
Fertility procedures such as in vitro fertilization (IVF) require a couple and the doctor to place the risky bet that the multiple eggs they choose to fertilize will produce an embryo that will thrive in the uterus.
Researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have been able to describe the 3D structure of a complete egg receptor that binds sperm at the beginning of fertilization.
In worms as in women, fertility declines at a rate that far exceeds the onset of other aging signs.
Two new studies have shed more light on how smoking may damage fertility, and give further weight to advice that mothers and fathers-to-be should stop smoking before attempting to conceive.
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A team from the University of Nottingham has been using a Mexican aquatic salamander called an axolotl to study the evolution and genetics of stem cells - research that supports the development of regenerative medicine to treat the consequences of disease and injury using stem cell therapies.
A womanâ€™s body could be instinctively selective about sperm, allowing some sperm to make it to the egg while killing off the chances of less suitable contenders.
Since the beginning, plants and animals have deployed various mechanisms to fight pathogens.
Two independent groups of researchers have identified distinct roles for two proteins in a family of proteins known as PLA2s as crucial for sperm function and fertility in mice.
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