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Study links air pollution with reduced sperm production in mice

Exposure to tiny air pollution particles may lead to reduced sperm production, suggests new research in mice that was presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans in March. “Infertility rates are increasing around the world, … Continue reading

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Sperm DNA damage may contribute to repeated miscarriages, study reports

Some cases of recurrent pregnancy loss may be caused by sperm DNA damage in the male partner, rather than by a problem in affected women, according to research presented at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in New Orleans … Continue reading

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New fertility hope for childhood cancer survivors

One in three childhood cancer survivors is at risk of becoming infertile due to chemotherapy or radiation, and since their sperm or eggs have not matured, assisted reproduction using those sperm or eggs is not an option when they become … 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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A breakthrough in male infertility?

Scientists at Newcastle University in the UK report that they have solved the importance of a gene in regulating the production of fully functioning sperm. For the first time, they say, they have identified the role of a gene, RBMXL2, … Continue reading

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Duration of infertility linked to poor sperm quality, study finds

The longer a man is infertile, the lower his sperm count and other parameters of impaired sperm. That’s the conclusion in a BJU International study of 1,644 infertile men. Older age and higher body mass index were associated with a longer duration … Continue reading

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Researchers ID supplements that may improve sperm quality and fertility

Researchers in Spain and Mexico recently carried out the most extensive and systematic review to date of randomized clinical studies into the effects of different nutrients and dietary supplements on sperm quality and male fertility. After qualitatively analyzing the results … Continue reading

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Study: Children of men who smoke have 50% less sperm

Studies have repeatedly linked maternal smoking during pregnancy with reduced sperm counts in male offspring. A research team at Lund University in Sweden has discovered that, independently of nicotine exposure from the mother, men whose fathers smoked at the time … Continue reading

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Scientists create ‘digital roadmap’ to unlock male infertility

Millions of couples who have trouble conceiving may get relief from new research led by scientists at The University of Texas at San Antonio. The researchers have developed a high-resolution genetic map showing how men produce sperm cells. Their effort … Continue reading

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