Through millions of years of trained evolution, all living organisms adapt their behavior in response to infection, however, the mechanisms behind this are less understood. Now, a study led by … Continue Reading Neurons regulate reproduction in fruit flies during infection.
Prematurely born babies may experience lifelong, debilitating consequences with the underlying mechanisms of this condition not well understood, due in part to the difficulties of experimenting with intact, living human … Continue Reading Researchers successfully develop first ever placenta-on-a-chip.
In general, infertility is defined as not being able to get pregnant after one year of unprotected sex. Causes of infertility or reproductive problems include disease and aging, with male … Continue Reading Researchers identify specific neurons which activate fertility master switch.
It has long been known that there is a linear connection between sperm motility and chances of becoming pregnant. Sperm motility describes the ability of sperm to move properly through … Continue Reading Study finds lower sperm motility in men exposed to a common, everyday chemical.
IVF, or in vitro fertilization, currently has a 32 percent success rate, and couples for whom the procedure fails face the puzzling, disappointing reality that they can’t have a child … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown mechanism of human fertilization.
Dividing cells are prone to errors, and so they must be prepared to summon sophisticated emergency systems to deal with potential damage. One type of division-derailing mishap can occur when … Continue Reading Researchers identify previously unknown part of the ICL DNA repair pathway.
In the most severe form of male infertility, men do not make any measurable levels of sperm. This condition, called azoospermia, affects approximately 1 percent of the male population and … Continue Reading Researchers identify a new gene responsible for male infertility.
A new study from the University of Gothenburg has identified the key molecule ‘Greatwall kinase’ which protects women’s eggs against problems that can arise during the maturation process. The study … Continue Reading Researchers identify molecule that protects women’s eggs.