Rare stem cells hold potential for infertility treatments

Rare stem cells in testis that produce a biomarker protein called PAX7 help give rise to new sperm cells - and may hold a key to restoring fertility, a new research suggests.

Now, microrobots inspired by sperm

Researchers have developed sperm-inspired microrobots, which can be controlled by oscillating weak magnetic fields.

Stress degrades sperm quality

Psychological stress is harmful to sperm and semen quality, affecting its concentration, appearance, and ability to fertilise an egg, according to a new study.

Fresh hope for infertile men

A new study has found that stem cells made from the skin of adult, infertile men yield primordial germ cells - cells that normally become sperm - when transplanted into the reproductive system of mice.

Protein crucial for sperm-egg fertilization discovered

A new research has discovered interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg essential to begin mammalian life.

Carrots tipped as new sperm superfood

A new study has found that eating orange and yellow fruits and vegetables may make sperm swim faster.

Avoid bacon and gorge on fish for better sperm count!

A new study has revealed that men should pass on bacon and other processed meats, and consume more fish to have a better chance at starting a family, since the latter improves the sperm count.

`Dr Frankenstein` Michael Jackson`s kids may not be biologically his own

Michael Jackson was so determined to have a "perfect family" that he acted like Dr Frankenstein and picked sperm from close friends who he believed were intelligent, good looking and caring.

Lack of sleep may reduce a man`s sperm count

Sleep problems can drastically lower the fertility among young men, a study has warned.

US man accuses ex-girlfriend of `stealing` his sperm

In a bizarre case, a man in the USis suing a fertility clinic and an ex-girlfriend for stealing his sperm and then conceiving a child without his permission.

Sperms `grown` from skin offers hope to infertile men

The breakthrough could also lead to new contraceptives.

Slower and longer sperm most likely to meet eggs

A new study has turned down a conventional wisdom, which holds that the fastest swimming sperm are most likely to succeed in their quest to fertilize eggs.

Sperms from the same man have big genetic differences: Study

Scientists have obtained genetic blueprints of almost 100 sperms from a single individual to confirm that they differ hugely from each other.

`Drinking, smoking, obesity does not affect sperm count`

Lifestyle advice given by doctors to men diagnosed with infertility should be radically overhauled, according to a new study which has suggested that that many common lifestyle risks may not be as important as we previously thought.

Gene which binds egg to sperm `discovered`

Here`s some good news for infertile couples worldwide -- scientists claim to have discovered a new gene which could enable male sperm to bind to a female egg, a process essential to fertilisation.

Gene which binds egg to sperm `discovered`

Here`s some good news for infertile couples worldwide -- scientists claim to have discovered a new gene which could enable male sperm to bind to a female egg, a process essential to fertilisation.

Beware! Fatty acids lower semen quality

The type of fatty diets men consume could lower the quality of semen.

Calculations help sperms steer towards mating call

Calcium ions determine the beating pattern of the sperm tail, which enables sperm to steer.

Quality sperm production `is pricey for males`

If you think sperm production comes cheaply to males, think again.

Your sperm are what you eat: Study

When it comes to in vitro fertilization, well-fed sperm are happy sperm.