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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.

2012-02-03 06:22:31

The perfect male birth control contraceptive would be cheap, reliable, and reversible. It would have few side effects and would be long lasting.

Simple, Reversible, Inexpensive Male Contraception Tested
2012-01-30 11:09:46

Is there a simple, inexpensive, reversible male contraceptive coming to a clinic near you soon? A quick visit to a doctor’s office may soon be all that is needed for males to do their part for contraception.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.