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2010-05-31 07:15:00

Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have discovered a method to select sperm with the highest DNA integrity in a bid to improve male fertility.

2010-04-27 08:29:07

Two independent groups of researchers have identified distinct roles for two proteins in a family of proteins known as PLA2s as crucial for sperm function and fertility in mice.

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2010-03-19 08:22:45

Previously unobservable events occurring between insemination and fertilization are the subject of a groundbreaking new article in Science magazine (March 18) by Mollie Manier, John Belote and Scott Pitnick, professors of biology in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences.

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2010-03-19 08:18:22

Leafcutter ant queens can live for twenty years, fertilizing millions of eggs with sperm stored after a single day of sexual activity.

2010-02-05 13:21:15

Most of us probably think of sperm as rather active little cells, swimming with quick movements of their "tail" or flagella.

2010-02-05 13:07:44

UCSF researchers have identified an elusive molecular regulator that controls the ability of human sperm to reach and fertilize the egg, a finding that has implications on both treating male infertility and preventing pregnancy.

2009-10-15 13:31:00

Prototype Anonymous Donor Database In Development FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of America's leading donor sperm providers have formed a new, non-profit association, the Association of Gamete Donor Providers (AGDP).

2009-09-08 12:13:24

TAU study offers an evolutionary explanation for today's fertility problems.

2009-07-09 09:34:32

Attractive males release fewer sperm per mating to maximize their chances of producing offspring across a range of females, according to a new paper on the evolution of ejaculation strategies.

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2009-07-08 10:30:00

For the first time ever, British scientists announced on Wednesday they had created human sperm using embryonic stem cells.


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