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New mechanism underlying male infertility

The sperm tail is essential for male fertility and thus for sexual reproduction. The tail, or flagellum, has to beat in a very precise and coordinated manner to allow progressive swimming of the sperm. Failure to do so can lead … Continue reading

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Delivering proteins to testes could treat male infertility

Problems with sperm development are often to blame for male infertility. Recently, researchers reported in ACS Nano a way to deliver a protein important for sperm cell production directly to mouse testicles, where it restored normal sperm development and allowed previously infertile … Continue reading

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New podcast: What to expect in the evaluation of male infertility

In a new podcast, infertility specialist Dr. Alan Martinez discusses the evaluation of male infertility and what to expect. “As far as male infertility, it is one of the three overall categories that we check when we evaluate and undergo … Continue reading

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How sperm really swim: New research challenges centuries-old assumption

A breakthrough in fertility science by researchers from England and Mexico has shattered the universally accepted view of how sperm “swim.” More than three hundred years after Antonie van Leeuwenhoek used one of the earliest microscopes to describe human sperm … Continue reading

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New gene for male infertility discovered

At least one in five cases of infertility remains unexplained. Male factors contribute to about half of these cases and, much of the time, men lack a specific causal diagnosis for their infertility. Researchers estimate that genetics could explain up … Continue reading

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Philly Magazine: ‘Why Don’t We Talk About Male Infertility More?’

“Infertility is not just women’s burden to bear. In fact, men are experiencing significant drops in fertility that may be contributing to the conception conundrum,” says a recent article in Philadelphia Magazine. It’s an interesting article. You can read it … Continue reading

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Researchers find a potential new way to diagnose and treat male infertility

It can take a year or longer of trial and error for a doctor to determine if a man is infertile. But new research by Michael Skinner, a Washington State University reproductive biologist, could change that. Skinner and an international … Continue reading

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NY Times: ‘Male infertility—what to know and how to cope’

“Infertility is largely thought of as a woman’s issue, but male infertility can affect at least one-third of couples who are struggling to conceive,” The New York Times reported recently. An article in their Parenting section states, “As with female … Continue reading

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New computational method could aid in male infertility treatment

Scientists have devised a new computational method that reveals genetic patterns in the massive jumble of individual cells in the body. The work will immediately apply to male infertility. The discovery, published in the journal eLife, will be useful in discerning … Continue reading

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New genetic causes of male infertility discovered

Infertility, defined as the failure to conceive after a year of unprotected intercourse, affects one in every six couples worldwide, and the man is implicated in about half of these cases. Despite the known importance of genetic factors in the … Continue reading

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