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Accurate 3D imaging of sperm cells could improve IVF treatments, study finds

Tel Aviv University researchers have developed a safe and accurate 3D imaging method to identify sperm cells moving at a high speed. The new technology could provide doctors with the ability to select the highest-quality sperm for injection into an … 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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Study finds antioxidant supplements do not improve male fertility

Antioxidant supplements do not improve semen quality among men with infertility, according to a new study supported by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. The study … Continue reading

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Diet has rapid effects on sperm quality

Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in Sweden, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, published in PLOS … Continue reading

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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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Zinc and folic acid supplements don’t help male fertility, study finds

Zinc and folic acid, a pair of dietary supplements long touted as an effective treatment for male infertility, failed to improve pregnancy rates, sperm counts and sperm potency in a new study conducted at University of Utah Health and other … Continue reading

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Study shows that diet has rapid effects on sperm quality

Sperm are influenced by diet, and the effects arise rapidly. This is the conclusion of a study by researchers at Linköping University, in Sweden, in which healthy young men were fed a diet rich in sugar. The study, which has … 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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Dietary supplement from tomatoes may boost sperm quality

Sperm quality can be improved with a simple diet supplement containing a compound found in cooked tomatoes, according to new research by the University of Sheffield, in England. The discovery could transform the outlook for men with fertility problems and … Continue reading

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