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Milestone Reached on Path Toward a New Male Contraceptive

Research led by UVA cell biologist John Herr has taken a significant step toward developing a male contraceptive. ...

Male-specific hormone can influence other siblings in the uterus

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have shown, for the first time, that a naturally occurring hormone which plays a major role ...

Male fetal hormone could influence the making of woman as well as man

Scientists at The University of Nottingham have shown, for the first time, that a naturally occurring hormone which plays a major role in the development of the male fetus can, in the early stages of pregnancy, transfer into a ‘neighbouring’ fetus and potentially influence the development of female as well as male twins. ... Full story

Underappreciated Protein Plays Critical Role In RNA Regulation and Male Fertility

Discovery opens new avenue for treating infertility and variety of human genetic diseases ... Full story

Older fathers – finding the enemy inside their testicles

Oxford scientists have for the first time been able to identify the origins of some severe disease-causing mutations within the testicles of normal men. This discovery will help our understanding of how certain serious genetic disorders can occur in the offspring of healthy parents, who do not themselves have the genetic defect. The research is published in the journal PNAS. ... Full story

Extra sperm analysis could help involuntary childless couples

A special type of sperm analysis can help guide which fertility treatment - ICSI or IVF - involuntary childless couples should undertake for more successful results. in the picture: the ICSI-method where one viable sperm is chosen to fertilize the egg. ... Full story

New Microscopy May Identify Best Sperm Cells

Tel Aviv University researcher's cutting-edge innovation pinpoints top candidates for assisted reproductive technology ... Full story

Infertile men have a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, study finds

Men who are infertile have a higher risk of developing a variety of other health problems, according to a new study. ... Full story

Swimming bacteria, sperm increase speed through 'corridors' of low viscosity fluid

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – New research findings are yielding insights into the physics behind the swimming behavior of bacteria and spermatozoa that could lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms affecting fertility and formation of bacterial biofilms that foul everything from implantable medical devices to industrial pipes. ... Full story

Smart but shy: what women want in a sperm donor

A QUT study into how women choose sperm donors online has revealed men who are intellectual, shy, calm and methodical are selected to produce more children than those who are extroverted. ... Full story

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