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2010-10-26 00:01:43

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.

2010-10-25 16:13:00

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.

2010-10-22 01:38:48

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.

2010-10-14 14:51:45

In worms as in women, fertility declines at a rate that far exceeds the onset of other aging signs.

2010-09-08 14:10:55

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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2010-07-16 10:55:15

What do a trout, sea anemone, rooster, fly and man have in common?

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2010-07-12 08:05:00

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.

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2010-06-24 06:35:00

A woman’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.

2010-06-02 13:46:50

Since the beginning, plants and animals have deployed various mechanisms to fight pathogens.

2010-04-27 08:29:07

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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