Sperm News

Now, safe male birth control pill in the offing

Only perfectly healthy men can take the new contraceptive or male pill.

Boost sperm quality: Avoid high-fat, low protein diet

As early as seven weeks old, offspring whose fathers were in the high-fat group developed impaired glucose tolerance and insulin resistance which became more severe at 15 weeks.


'Genetic switch' determines germ cell's fate of becoming sperm or egg

Japanese researchers have found a genetic switch in vertebrates that determine whether germ cells become sperm or eggs.

Artificial eggs and sperm created in lab

Using human embryonic stem cells, scientists for the first time have created primordial germ cells, which go on to become egg and sperm, in the lab.

Long sperm swim faster, fertilise more eggs

Even when short sperm is given a head-start, long sperm wins the competition comfortably by fertilising more eggs.

Synthetic sperm protein to treat male infertility

Researchers have come up with a method for treating male infertility using a synthetic version of the sperm-originated protein known as PAWP.


Stress degrades sperm quality

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

Male infertility linked to death: Study

Men with two or more semen abnormalities had more than double the risk of death.

Test-tube babies: A simpler,cheaper technique?

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has evolved into a highly sophisticated lab procedure.

'Sperms 'grown' from skin to treat infertile men'

Scientists claim to have successfully created early-stage sperms from human skin.