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The route to fertilization
...s Monterey Bay. Experiments reveal that normal sea urchin
sperm contains an enzyme called nitric oxide synthase, which remains inactive until a few seconds before fertilisation. "As the sperm approaches the egg," notes Epel, "the enzyme quickly produces large amounts of nitric oxide gas, which is injected...
Incorrect lifestyle may be the cause of male infertility
...arch Group, said recent reports carried out on sea urchin
sperm suggest that cannabis may be a major cause of infertility by inhibiting sperm functions necessary for fertilization. Scientists from Atlanta have found that the quality of sperm starts to deteriorate as soon as men pass a healthy weight for th...
Sea Urchin Genome Similar To Man And May Cure Diseases
... small in size and spiny and have no eyes. The sea urchin
has been used for many years as a research model t...up, which recently completed sequencing of the sea urchin
genome and The National Institutes of Health funded most of the nine-month project. 814 'letters' co...