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Research: Protein defect leaves sperm chasing their tails

With more and more couples seeking assistance to conceive, the steps required for fertilization are being put under the microscope to identify factors that could enhance fertility. In a study published in the journal PNAS, a team led by researchers … Continue reading

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Can ‘sperm races’ help IVF succeed?

Perhaps, according to a presentation at the American Physical Society March Meeting in March. A microchip device that pits sperm racing against one another is being developed by Afrouz Ataei from Florida Atlantic University and may help to improve IVF … Continue reading

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‘Old’ sperm produce healthier offspring, study finds

Sperm that live for longer before fertilizing an egg produce healthier offspring, according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Uppsala University in Sweden. The research, published in the journal Evolution Letters, shows that longer-lived sperm in … Continue reading

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Conception question answered

How exactly do sperm and egg come together to make a baby? It’s a question that has been plaguing scientists for years, and researchers at Britain’s Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute say they have the answer. Their research on mice has … Continue reading

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