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First Genetic Sequence Of Individual Human Sperm
2012-07-20 07:58:23

The entire genomes of 91 human sperm from one man have been sequenced by researchers.

2012-05-25 05:33:08

A new type of male contraceptive could be created thanks to the discovery of a key gene essential for sperm development. This could lead to alternatives to the conventional male contraceptives which rely on the production of hormones, such as testerone.

How Flowers Pollinate With Precision
2012-05-17 11:25:35

Next Mother's Day, say it with an evolved model of logistical efficiency — a flower.

Sperm Crawl And Collide On Way To Egg
2012-05-07 14:12:38

Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick have shed new light on how sperm navigate the female reproductive tract, 'crawling' along the channel walls and swimming around corners; with frequent collisions.

2012-05-01 09:44:46

Experts from Durham University have identified a new gene that could help the development of fertility treatments in humans in the future.

2012-04-03 10:02:30

A study in The Journal of Cell Biology describes how a secreted enzyme helps egg cells avoid being fertilized by more than one sperm.

2012-03-08 00:54:06

The speed at which the calcium concentration in the cell changes controls the swimming behavior of sperm.

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.

2012-02-16 15:05:52

Yale researchers have discovered how the "guardian of the genome'' oversees quality control in the production of sperm — and perhaps in many other cells as well.


Word of the Day
cespitose
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.
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