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Lower sperm motility in men exposed to common chemical

Men with higher exposure to the substance DEHP, a so-called phthalate, have lower sperm motility and may therefore experience more difficulties conceiving ...

Hey dad, your health matters in fertility too

A University of Adelaide review found that compared to men of a healthy weight, obese men were more likely to be infertile, ...

Fertilization Discovery: Do Sperm Carry Tiny Harpoons?

Could the sperm harpoon the egg to facilitate fertilization? That’s the intriguing possibility raised by the University of Virginia School of Medicine’s discovery that a protein within the head of the sperm forms spiky filaments, suggesting that these tiny filaments may lash together the sperm and its target. ... Full story

Defective sperm ‘rescued’ in fertility treatment study

Researchers use ‘kick-starter’ protein to trigger fertilization in mouse models ... Full story

NUS team discovers novel way of protecting male reproductive cells and hails new approach to addressing male infertility

Study demonstrated a potential avenue to protect male germ cells against heat stress by applying an external source of hydrogen sulphide ... Full story

Penn Team Identifies Gene Responsible for Some Cases of Male Infertility

In the most severe form of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm. This condition, called azoospermia, affects approximately 1 percent of the male population and is responsible for about a sixth of cases of male infertility. ... Full story

Sperm Meets Egg: New Reproductive Research Could Lead to Male Contraceptive

Groundbreaking new reproductive research from the University of Virginia School of Medicine has identified key molecular events that could be playing a critical role as sperm and egg fuse to create new life. The findings might one day lead to the creation of a male contraceptive. ... Full story

Discovery of a Protein Capable of Regulating DNA Repair During Sperm Formation

UAB researchers have discovered that the inhibition of a protein, called ATM, could foster the appearance of genetic anomalies during the process of spermatogenesis. The inhibition of this protein could generate fertility problems. The research was published recently in PLOS Genetics. The research has been published in PLOS Genetics. ... Full story

Decline in the number of males involved in reproduction during the period of global growth

Wealth and power may have played a stronger role than “survival of the fittest”. ... Full story

Physical labor, hypertension and multiple meds may reduce male fertility

NIH-funded study analyzes data from more than 450 men attempting to conceive ... Full story

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