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2012-01-30 09:15:58

A new study shows the production of sperm is more biologically taxing than previously thought, and expending energy on it has significant health implications.

2012-01-10 11:17:06

Who knew that male fertility depends on sperm-cell architecture?

2012-01-09 17:29:54

Melissa Perry, Sc.D., M.H.S., professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the GW School of Public Health and Health Services and adjunct associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, led an observational study indicating that environmental exposure to organochlorine chemicals, including Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and p,p’-DDE (the main metabolite of the insecticide DDT) can affect male reproduction.

Listen Up Men! Your Laptop’s Wi-Fi Could Be Killing Your Sperm
2011-11-29 08:24:18

Wi-Fi technology could be dangerous to a man’s sperm quality, suggests a new study published in the journal Fertility and Sterility.

2011-11-15 20:27:40

A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researcher has achieved a significant breakthrough in male fertility, producing normal sperm from mouse cells.

2011-11-01 15:19:14

Compared to most other cells in an organism, sperm undergo a radical transformation to become compact and mobile delivery systems for paternal DNA.

Cells Are Crawling All Over Our Bodies
2011-10-19 03:28:51

Biologists at Florida State devise new way to watch how cells move.

Important Step Identified In Sperm Reprogramming
2011-09-23 03:39:10

When sperm meets egg, the chemical instructions that tag sperm cells must be erased so that human life can start anew.

World's Largest Sperm Bank Turning Down Redheaded Donors
2011-09-19 14:23:40

The world's largest sperm bank, Cryos, said recently that it is now turning down redheaded donors because supply is currently greater than demand.


Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.