FERTILITY: New microfluidic device quickly corrals strong and speedy sperm viable for fertilization

istockphoto For couples hoping for a baby via in vitro fertilization, chances have improved. A process that once took hours now takes minutes: Cornell University scientists have created a microfluidic … Read More

Boys with undescended testes may have increased risk for testicular cancer, infertility in adulthood study finds

Image Source Led by the University of Sydney researchers and published in  Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, this is the first population-based cohort study to assess both adult fertility and … Read More

Study finds link between testosterone and men’s preference for status goods

A recent study conducted by a research team around Hilke Plassmann, the INSEAD Chaired Professor of Decision Neuroscience & Brain and Spine Institute (ICM – Inserm/CNRS/Sorbonne Université), a principal investigator … Read More

‘Condoms are everywhere, but young people don’t like them’

Image source As reported on Health24 by Ndivhuwo Mukwevho Young people who do not like using condoms during sexual intercourse in Vhembe are the main cause behind high rate of unwanted … Read More

Researchers discover novel function of fibroblast growth factor 2 for spermatogonial stem cell

A research team found a novel function of fibroblast growth factor 2 (FGF2), a self-renewal factor for spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) which is the origin of the sperm production. Although … Read More

Children’s social skills may be affected by paternal age at conception study suggests

The age of the father at the time his children are born may influence their social development, suggests a study published in the May 2017 issue of the Journal of … Read More