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Sperm Count, Quality In Men Lower Now Than Two Decades Ago
2012-12-05 12:26:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Male fertility is one of the most controversial issues in medical science. Recent studies have shown that some chemicals can harm male fertility while others have shown foods that actually boost it. Despite all the science, it seems sperm counts in men are dropping all around the world. And no place seems more threatened by sperm loss than France. In a new study reported in the journal Human Reproduction, French researchers have...

Secret To Fitness For Toad Sperm Is To Mate Frequently
2012-12-04 16:05:33

University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna An increasing number of men suffer from fertility problems, especially in western society. The general belief is that many problems may be related to stress but it is possible that some of them may arise because men simply have intercourse too infrequently. This is the intriguing implication of recent research at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, that has just been published in the international online journal PLoS ONE. Fertility...

Variation In Sperm Length Is Not A Good Sign
2012-11-13 16:38:55

Brown University A new study published online in the journal Human Reproduction finds that the greater the inconsistency in the length of sperm, particularly in the tail (flagellum), the lower the concentration of sperm that can swim well. The finding offers fertility clinicians a potential new marker for fertility trouble that might trace back to how a patient´s sperm are being made. Perhaps variety is the very spice of life, but as a matter of producing human life, it could be...

2012-11-01 10:08:36

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Cordoba links moderate physical activity in males with better hormone levels and sperm characteristics that favor reproduction compared to sedentary men. Semen quality at large has dropped in the last 50 years. Amongst other factors, this is due to exposure to external agents and alcohol and tobacco consumption. This decline in sperm properties has caused an increase in reproductive problems. Therefore, experts have studied the...

New Technique Allows Scientists To Track Sperm Movements
2012-09-18 14:50:46

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new imaging technique is allowing scientists to get more up close and personal than ever before with human sperm. UCLA researchers developed an imaging technique allowing them to track the movements of 1,500 human sperm at one time in 3D. Imaging moving objects like sperm has been difficult to do through microscopes and other tools, so scientists developed the new technique to watch sperm like never before. The new...

2012-09-12 11:37:38

Sex can trigger remarkable female responses including altered fertility, immunity, libido, eating and sleep patterns - by the activation of diverse sets of genes, according to research from the University of East Anglia. Publishing today in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the researchers studied how female Drosophila melanogaster - or fruit flies — respond to mating. They discovered that a single protein found in semen generates a wide range of responses in many...

Semen Protein Prompts Ovulation
2012-08-21 09:17:20

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A brave team of researchers led by Canadian Gregg Adams from the University of Saskatchewan have discovered a protein in semen that acts on the brains of females prompting ovulation, and is the same molecule that regulates the growth, maintenance, and survival of nerve cells, reports e! Science News. The international team of researchers found that male mammals have accessory sex glands that contribute seminal fluid to semen, but the...

New Hope For Male Birth Control Pill
2012-08-17 07:22:08

Watch the Video: Potential New Male Contraceptive Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online There are many contraception options for women, but until now, there has not been much done in the area of contraceptives for males. Now researchers believe that a small molecule that can move past the barrier between blood and sperm into a space where sperm is processed may become the future of male conception. The compound would be the first successful and hormone-free birth...

Male Fertility Gets Boost From Eating Walnuts
2012-08-16 12:01:44

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) recently discovered that consuming 2.5 ounces of walnuts a day can heighten semen quality in young men. The paper, published in a recent edition of Biology of Reproduction´s Papers-in-Press, included data that showed that 75 grams of walnuts per day could increase sperm motility, vitality, and morphology of men between the ages of 21 and 35. The team of...


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Prostate
2013-03-04 15:21:55

The male prostate gland acts as an exocrine gland in the male reproductive system. It is a firm, partly muscular, chestnut sized gland near the neck of the urethra in males. Formation and Orientation The prostate is usually formed within the ninth week of the embryonic stage in reproductive development. The prostate can be separated into either “lobes” or “zones”. When looking at a prostate divided into zones, there are four distinct regions. The first zone is the Peripheral...

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