Sperm

Novel sperm-sorting device could improve IVF success

Novel sperm-sorting device could improve IVF success

Traditional sperm-sorting methods used in IVF treatments select sperm that are the fastest swimmers.

Jan 04, 2018, 17:52 PM IST
Exposure to air pollution may cause small, abnormal-shaped sperm: Study

Exposure to air pollution may cause small, abnormal-shaped sperm: Study

PM 2.5 is the term used for air pollution containing the smallest of particles, those measuring 2.5 microns in diameter or less.

Nov 22, 2017, 13:56 PM IST
New method could overcome genetic male infertility

New method could overcome genetic male infertility

Using a stem cell technique for sperm creation, scientists have created healthy offspring from genetically infertile male mice, offering a potential new approach to tackling a common genetic cause of human infertility.

Aug 18, 2017, 23:23 PM IST
Sperm count in Western men has significantly declined, says study

Sperm count in Western men has significantly declined, says study

Researchers from Hebrew University in Israel and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, US carried out the first systematic review and meta-analysis of trends in sperm count.

Jul 27, 2017, 14:32 PM IST
IVF children just as healthy as their peers – Physically, mentally and emotionally

IVF children just as healthy as their peers – Physically, mentally and emotionally

The study, which is a world-first and compiled by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI), found that IVF children were healthy physically, mentally and emotionally by the time they reached school age.

 

Jul 12, 2017, 15:45 PM IST
Revealed: Genetic details of controversial technique used to create world's first three-parent baby

Revealed: Genetic details of controversial technique used to create world's first three-parent baby

Now, after months of intense debate and speculation, the researchers has revealed more details about the child's conception in a paper published in the journal Reproductive BioMedicine Online (RBMO).

Apr 03, 2017, 16:10 PM IST
This smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy - Watch

This smartphone device tests male fertility with 98% accuracy - Watch

The new test utilises the advancements in consumer electronics and microfabrication. A disposable microchip with a capillary tip and a rubber bulb is used for simple, power-free semen sample handling.

Mar 23, 2017, 15:41 PM IST
Yo Sperm test – Men can now check their fertility using smartphone-powered home kit

Yo Sperm test – Men can now check their fertility using smartphone-powered home kit

The Yo Sperm test works through an app and a microscope attachment that covers the phone's camera and flash, enabling men to keep a check their reproductive health without having to go to the clinic.

Jan 20, 2017, 14:20 PM IST
Doing moderate and continuous exercise may improve sperm quality, says study

Doing moderate and continuous exercise may improve sperm quality, says study

 A new research has found that men who engage in moderate and continuous exercises may improve sperm quality.

Dec 06, 2016, 23:45 PM IST

Boys born through IVF have low sperm counts: Study

ICSI is a procedure by which sperm from the father is injected directly into the mother's egg in the laboratory, and then the fertilised egg is placed in her womb. 

Oct 07, 2016, 16:57 PM IST

Planning parenthood through surrogacy? Things you need to know

 It is imperative that you should know what surrogacy actually is, how does it work and what are the risks associated with it.

Aug 25, 2016, 10:33 AM IST
Male infertility: Five foods that can damage your sperm! (Slideshow)

Male infertility: Five foods that can damage your sperm! (Slideshow)

Five foods that can damage your sperm! (Slideshow)

Aug 12, 2016, 10:45 AM IST

Now men can easily test sperm health at home with smartphone!

Some men often find it embarrassing to visit a fertility clinic to test the health of their sperm. 

Jul 20, 2016, 23:30 PM IST

French court rules woman can use dead husband's sperm

Artificial insemination in France is limited to sterile couples.

May 31, 2016, 20:30 PM IST

Marijuana offers new hope for fertility cure

Frequently smoking pot can take its toll on your sperm and now, a new study suggests that a marijuana receptor might actually hold the key to new fertility treatments for men.

Apr 09, 2016, 11:33 AM IST

Artificial sperm a reality; male infertility a thing of past?

Reproducing germ cell development in vitro has remained a central goal in both reproductive biology and reproductive medicine.

Feb 26, 2016, 10:46 AM IST

Know how father`s diet affects RNA of his sperm

In two recent studies, researchers have found that a father's diet affects the levels of specific small RNAs in his sperm, which in turn can affect gene regulation in offspring.

Jan 01, 2016, 18:15 PM IST

Tails say go left but sperm distort bodies to turn right!

Sperms need to crane their necks to turn right to counteract a left-turning drive caused by the rotation of their tails, says new research, adding that the discovery can lead to better in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) and other fertility treatments

Dec 08, 2015, 13:12 PM IST

Sperm tells tales of your diet before conception

 If you are planning a baby, do not just sermon your wife to eat well but control your diet first. According to a fascinating study, sperm carries key information about what new dads gulped down before the conception.

Dec 04, 2015, 16:25 PM IST