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2014-06-13 08:22:13

RAMALLAH, Palestine, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Palestine's first venture-backed gaming company, PinchPoint, is excited to announce the launch of "Spermania," an addictive, fun mobile game in which users race a sperm past acid pools, viruses, bacteria and other sperm to try to fertilize an egg. "Spermania" is available for free download on major App Stores - just in time for Father's Day. "Spermania" is based on the only race that really matters--the journey of a...

2014-05-13 11:44:47

European Molecular Biology Organization A plethora of endocrine-disrupting chemicals interfere with human sperm function in a way that may have a negative impact on fertilization. These are the findings of a German - Danish team of researchers from the Center of Advanced European Studies and Research in Bonn, Germany, and the University Department of Growth and Reproduction, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark. The work, which is published in EMBO reports, suggests that endocrine...

Male Fertility Relies On A Key Protein That Also Protects Against Disease
2014-05-13 10:58:14

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Male infertility prevents many couples from being able to conceive a child and a new study published in the journal Nature Communications has found a specific protein that is a major determining factor in determining a sperm’s ability to fertilize an egg. The protein, known as Chd5, is responsible for effectively packaging DNA inside the head of a sperm, where space it at a premium. Each cell in the body contains an entire copy of...

2014-04-02 23:02:57

According to RF Safe, cell phone radiation has now been linked to erectile dysfunction (ED), lower sperm count, and male infertility in the Environmental Health Trust's latest newsletter. RF Safe provides men several proven ways for reduced excessive cell phone radiation exposure. Las Angeles, California (PRWEB) April 02, 2014 As news of the Environmental Health Trust's latest March 28th, 2014 newsletter links cell phone radiation to male reproductive problems. The report reviews...

New Findings Could Lead To Novel Diagnostic Tests And Treatments For Male Infertility
2014-02-19 10:38:25

American Institute of Physics To better understand the causes of male infertility, a team of Bay Area researchers is exploring the factors, both physiological and biochemical, that differentiate fertile sperm from infertile sperm. At the 58th Annual Biophysical Society Meeting, which takes place Feb. 15-19, 2014, in San Francisco, Calif., the team will present its work to identify and characterize proteins known as ion channels, which are crucial for sperm fertility and expressed within a...

2014-02-14 08:25:59

Sperm meet egg NEW YORK, February 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pressure to make Valentine's Day all about sex and passion can feel daunting for 1 in 10 women in the US who face difficulty conceiving. Moreover, over the last three decades, women have been waiting longer to start having children. However, when it comes to fertility, age matters; both women and men are at their most fertile in their early twenties. "Over recent years, establishing a career, getting on the...

2013-07-08 14:31:15

Impaired fetal growth and exposure to maternal smoking correlated with lower measures of sperm quality Studies over the past 20 years have suggested (though not unequivocally confirmed) that semen quality is in decline, reflected most evidently in falling sperm counts and reduced sperm motility. The explanations have been controversially attributed to environmental factors (such as exposure to toxins) and to male smoking. Now, a new study based on a 20-year follow-up of one of the world's...

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

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Sperm cells can look the same with a similar tadpole appearance. However, the cells showcase differences among the genes. Recently, researchers were able to capture an image of the varieties among genes which they say is particularly helpful in understanding the genome and male fertility. The research is featured in the July 20 edition of Cell, a Cell Press journal. The scientists believe that the methods used could help...

New Gene Discovery Could Lead To Non-Hormonal Contraceptive For Men
2012-05-25 09:27:07

Male contraception may be a possibility thanks in part to a discovery of a new key reproductive gene critical for production of healthy sperm, suggests Scottish scientists credited with the discovery. Researchers from Edinburgh University are hopeful their study, which involved mice, could lead to a new type of male birth control that doesn´t disrupt the production of hormones, something which often causes side effects such as mood swings. The researchers found that a gene known as...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
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