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New study to look into male infertility

Male infertility is on the rise, with significant declines in sperm quantity and quality occurring across the human population worldwide in the past two decades. The reason for this is poorly understood, and scientists suspect spermatogenesis, the process of how … Continue reading

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Study links autoimmune disorder to male infertility

Investigators have found that the absence of autoimmune regulator (Aire) in mice results in fertility problems similar to those affecting men with autoimmune polyendocrine syndrome type I (APS-1). Aire-dependent central tolerance plays a critical role in maintaining male fertility by … Continue reading

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CNN asks: ‘Why aren’t we talking about male factor infertility?’

Chloe Melas is an entertainment reporter for CNN. After nearly two years of fertility treatments, she and husband Brian Mazza now have two sons, ages 21 months and 3 years. Melas was a recipient of RESOLVE’s 2020 Hope Award for … Continue reading

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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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