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Study finds protein that is essential for male fertility

Newly produced spermatozoa within the testis are not fully functional until they mature in the epididymis, a duct that helps to transport and store sperm. Male infertility may arise from lack of communication between the testis and the epididymis and … Continue reading

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New way to assess male fertility

Current tests for male fertility include measuring the concentration and motility of spermatozoa. However, other characteristics of sperm, such as their ability to follow a chemical trail to the egg, can influence the likelihood of fertilization. Now, researchers reporting in Analytical … Continue reading

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Scientists discover a target for treating male infertility

While some of our body’s cells divide in a matter of hours, the process of making sperm, meiosis, takes about 14 days from start to finish. And fully six of those days are spent in the stage known as the … Continue reading

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Fracking chemical may interfere with male sex hormone receptor

A chemical used in hydraulic fracturing, commonly called fracking, has the potential to interfere with reproductive hormones in men, according to research accepted for presentation at ENDO 2020, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting, and publication in a special supplemental section … Continue reading

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Male fertility after chemotherapy: New questions raised

A pilot study conducted by Canadian researchers highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility before and after puberty. “It is often thought that cancer treatments for prepubescent boys will have no effect on their fertility because their testicles would … Continue reading

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Paternal age over 51 years reduces success rate in IVF and ICSI

While female fertility comes to an end at menopause (at an average age of 51 years), men do not have similar biological senescence. Studies have shown that sperm counts may decline and DNA damage in sperm cells may increase over … Continue reading

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New sperm analysis tool may help male fertility testing

A new way of analyzing sperm that tracks the movement of the sperm tail could enable substantial improvements to male fertility testing. The technique measures the speed and action of the sperm flagellum, or tail, which provides vital information for … Continue reading

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Mom’s stress can affect male fertility, study finds

Men whose mothers were exposed to stressful life events while they were in the first 18 weeks of pregnancy may have reduced sperm counts when they become adults, according to a study published in Human Reproduction. Research has shown that the … Continue reading

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Experimental fertility preservation provides hope for young men

Testicular tissue samples obtained from 189 males who were facing procedures that could imperil fertility were cryopreserved at one university, proving the feasibility of centralized processing and freezing of testicular tissue obtained from academic medical centers scattered around the world. … Continue reading

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Lifestyle changes can improve male fertility: CNN

Women are often the focus when a couple has trouble getting pregnant, but men are the primary reason for infertility in up to half of all cases. Male fertility problems include low sperm count, sperm abnormalities and low testosterone levels. … Continue reading

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