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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.

Sperm Donor Found To Be The Father Of 150 Children
2011-09-06 12:53:44

The son of a donor has found that he has 150 half-siblings who came from the same donor.

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2011-08-19 14:49:59

Scientists have discovered exactly how a human egg captures incoming sperm to begin the process of fertilization.

2011-08-04 13:36:52

In new research that could have implications for improving fertilization in humans and other mammals, life scientists studied interactions between individual sperm and eggs in red abalone, an ocean-dwelling snail, and made precise chemical measurements and physical models of these interactions.

2011-04-14 21:03:08

Washington State University researchers have confirmed a critical step in cell division that results in age-related miscarriages and birth defects, including Down syndrome.

2011-03-17 21:00:03

A team of researchers at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC), Portugal, discovered that pollen, the organ that contains the plant male gametes, communicate with the pistil, their female counterpart, using a mechanism commonly observed in the nervous system of animals.

2011-03-03 12:26:01

A new study published in the International Journal of Andrology reveals that semen quality has significantly deteriorated during the last ten years in Finland, a country that previously was a region with high sperm counts.

2011-02-02 14:50:50

Biologists at the University of Leicester have published results of a new study into the intricacies of sex in flowering plants.

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2010-10-28 09:30:00

Researchers have linked a chemical compound commonly used in the making of plastics to low-sperm counts and other reproductive issues among Chinese factory workers.

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.


Word of the Day
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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