New Structure Discovered in Human Sperm Tails

New Structure Discovered in Human Sperm Tails

Sperm are essential for reproduction. Normal sperm parameters (count, motility and morphology) are important for fertilization to occur following intercourse. In order for sperm to be motile, a highly effective sperm tail is needed to propel the sperm though the cervix and uterus into the fallopian tube to find the ovulated egg. A new structure […]

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Walnuts Improve Sperm Quality

A recent study published on line in the papers in press section of the journal, Biology of Reproduction (Biol Reprod. 2012. 112.101634) found that men who ate 75 grams (about two handfuls) of walnuts per day over the course of a year had significant improvement in sperm motility and morphology compared to men who did […]

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Diet and Lifestyle Issues While Attempting to Conceive

Caffeine and Fertility

Although a healthy lifestyle, including exercise and proper diet, is important for general health, it is not necessary to abstain completely from caffeine and alcohol while trying to conceive. On the other hand, extremes of weight and cigarette smoking have been shown to be detrimental to people trying to conceive. Here are common diet and […]

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New Technology Could Increase Chances of Success for Patients Undergoing IVF

The Fertility Centers of New England ┬áhas introduced a novel incubator system which allows continual harmless observations of developing embryos. In a clinical Assisted Reproduction practice (ART), the best methods of embryo selection are those that do as little harm to the embryos and which also rely on the basic biology of the oocyte and […]

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