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California Cryobank Introduces Celebrity Look-a-Likes for Sperm Donors

LOS ANGELES, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Interested in a sperm donor who resembles your favorite actor, athlete, or musician? California Cryobank (CCB) , the nation's leading sperm bank, now offers a celebrity Donor Look-a-Likes feature, which allows clients to view online photos of c...

UB start-up provides innovative digital sperm analysis to infertile couples worldwide

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Couples struggling with fertility problems have a new option for assessing their ability to have a child with the start-up of a new Buffalo-based company called LifeCell Dx, Inc. (LCDX). The company was founded by Lani J. Burkman, Ph.D., a reproductive physiologist in the Depar...

Male Fertility Supplement Improves Sperm Quality & Motility in Clinical Study

A clinical study for the male fertility supplement, FertilAid for Men, was recently presented at the American Society of Andrology's annual meeting. Study results showed marked improvement in sperm parameters, particularly with respect to the overall number of normally shaped, motile sperm in the...

Human sperm created from embryonic stem cells

Human sperm have been created using embryonic stem cells for the first time in a scientific development which will lead researchers to a better understanding of the causes of infertility. Researchers led by Professor Karim Nayernia at Newcastle University and the NorthEast England Stem Cell In...

New Study Shows Daily Sex Can Increase Sperm Count

New research reported at this week's meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction found that men with a history of fertility problems can improve their sperm count by having sex every day. According to Genie James, M.M.Sc., Executive Director of The Natural Hormone Institute, "Envir...

Daily sex helps to reduce sperm DNA damage and improve fertility

Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Daily sex (or ejaculating daily) for seven days improves men's sperm quality by reducing the amount of DNA damage, according to an Australian study presented today (Tuesday) to the 25th annual meeting of the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Amste...

Fruits and Veggies May Improve Sperm Quality

Whether antioxidants from supplements would help, too, is unclear, expert says,, TUESDAY, June 16 (HealthDay News) -- Antioxidants play an important role in semen quality, according to new research from Spain. The study found that "men with good semen quality ate more vegetables and...

Leading Sperm Bank Expands Fertility Preservation Services to the Big Apple

NEW YORK June 4 /PRNewswire/ -- California Cryobank , a leader in reproductive tissue banking, announced today the opening of its first off-site collection center at Reproductive Medicine Associates (RMA) of New York, a full service fertility treatment center. The off-site collection cente...

Male Infertility Treatment Boosts Sperm Count

Small Egyptian study uses hormone-antioxidant combo to improve odds of conception MONDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A hormone-antioxidant combination therapy appears to improve sperm count and motility in infertile men, according to an Egyptian study. The research included 60 m...

Penn vet researchers identify a critical growth factor that stimulates sperm stem cells to thrive

PHILADELPHIA - Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and Pennsylvania State University have identified for the first time a specific "niche factor" in the mouse testes called colony stimulating factor 1, Csf1, that has a direct effect on sperm stem cell self-r...

Crystallography reveals the 3-D structure of mammalian sperm receptor

Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have determined the first 3D structure of ZP3, a protein essential for the interaction between the mammalian egg coat and sperm. The findings, presented in Nature , gives a first glimpse into the molecular architecture of animal e...

Duska Therapeutics Acquires Technology for ATPotent Sperm Motility Program

Technology Intended To Reduce Failure Rates Of In Vitro Fertilization and Intrauterine Insemination Procedures LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duska Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSKA) announced today that it has entered into a series of agreements...

Duska Therapeutics Sponsored University of Pennsylvania Study Demonstrates ATP Improves Sperm Motility and In Vitro Fertilization in Animals

LA JOLLA, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Duska Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: DSKA.OB) ("Duska" or the "Company") announced today that scientists from the University of Pennsylvania's Center for Research on Reproduction and Women's Health have published the results of the Co...

Quality control mechanism tags defective sperm cells inside the body

COLUMBIA, Mo. Defective sperm cells do not pass through the body unnoticed. A new University of Missouri study provides evidence that the body recognizes and tags defective sperm cells while they undergo maturation in the epididymis, a sperm storage gland attached to the testis. According to resea...

Real Men Eat Soy: The Truth about Soy and Sperm Count

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Caution: headlines claiming "soy products may lower sperm count" do not tell the whole story. The small scale, preliminary study that Dr. Jorge Chavarro from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston presented at the American Society for Repro...

Study looks at mitochondrial variation in sperm traits and sperm competitive ability

RENO, Nev. -- University of Nevada, Reno researchers Jeanne and David Zeh of the Department of Biology have received a five-year, $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to investigate the effects of natural mitochondrial variation on sperm traits and sperm competitive ability. Rese...

Low Folate Levels May Harm Sperm

Prospective dads might want to up their intake of the nutrient, study suggests WEDNESDAY, March 19 (HealthDay News) -- The benefits of folate for women in preventing birth defects are well known, but new research suggests the nutrient also boosts sperm health. Men with relatively lo...

Afghan Couple Turn to Indian Sperm Banks for Help

Kashmiri sperms stocked by Indian sperm banks are at a premium among Afghan couples, reports say. However much Islamist or Talibanized, infertile Afghan couple do scout around for sperm donors and invariably land in India. Ironically it is perhaps the never-ending conflicts, sparked by Is...

Sun Bathing Reduces Sperm Count

A recent has shown that too much heat can decrease sperm count, and retard the surviving sperm. Researchers at the Bourn Hall Clinic in Cambridgeshire have suggested that soaking up the sun in tight trunks may not be the best preparation for fathering a child. Many couples believ...

Protein in Human Sperm may Hold Clues to Male Infertility

Scientists at the Chinese University in Hong Kong have identified a protein in human sperm and that of mice, which may hold clues to male infertility . As part of the study, researchers examined sperms from mutant mice with defective versions of the protein. They found that the sperms of mut...

'Origin Of Sex' Can Be Revealed By Sperm Proteome

The Scientists say that the first ever catalogue containing different types of proteins found in sperm could even help in revealing the origins of sex and also can explain some// of the mysteries of infertility. Research published in Nature Genetics today describes 381 proteins present in sperm...

The Coffee- Sperm Damage Link Factor

Recent studies show that consumption of even moderate amounts of coffee (3 cups a day) can affect a man's ability to have normal children//. Several studies have been conducted to show the adverse effect of modern life on the quality and quantity of sperm. Research into this by the US govt. ha...

Unpopularity of Sperm Banks...

A recent study conducted at McGill University Health Centre finds out the reason of unpopularity of sperm banks among patients.// Dr. Peter Chan, senior author of study said, “The testicular cancer accounts for over 25 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in men aged 20-24 years and Hodgkin's...

Shortage of donors at sperm bank clinics

An investigation today revealed that there is a “crisis” over lack of donors at sperm bank clinics. According to the BBC, with some of the clinics being totally out of stock//, women and couples wanting to have children were facing a major problem. In 1990s, the highest number of donors was 459...

SEMEN – More than just a sperm carrie

Semen may have more functions in reproduction than merely being a carrier of sperms. A researcher from America reports that the semen from fertile men contains a multitude of hormones//. Some of them like, FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone) initiates ovulation. Some other hormones are reported to h...

Age-Related Sperm DNA Damage

A new study by scientists at the Lawrence Livermore Berkeley National Library revealed that the DNA in the sperm of men begins to fragment //as they age, and the effects of dwarfism begins to take its toll. The study was carried out on the sperms collected two years ago, over a four-month period, ...

Lack Of Sperm Donors - Scottish IVF Clinic Closed

Due to reduced number of sperm donors nationally, the Scottish IVF clinic at the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital has been forced to say ‘no’ to its new patients//. Patient enrolled in the fertility treatment at Scotland has been plunged into crisis because government has said patients treated hal...

Non-Hormonal Male Contraceptive Based on Sperm Block Underway

A novel, non-hormonal male contraceptive device that targets sperms, called Intra Vas Device (IVD) has been approved by the FDA for a study// involving 90 men. Men and women have long been promised a male version of the female contraceptive pill. However, this first male contraceptive to be markete...

Researchers Identify Role Of Protein In Sperm Hyperactivation

Reserachers from the Harvard Medical School have been able to identify a vital component of the mechanism that a sperm uses to speed up its integration with the egg so that fertilization can take place. Reserachers say this study could provide useful pointers when examining the issue of male infert...

Declining Rates Of Sperm Donors Over The Past 5 Years

There has been a sharp decline in the number of men who volunteer for sperm donation since 2000 according to researchers at the Newcastle Fertility Centre. The observation could be because of lack of motivation among students to do so//. Sperm bank is a facility that collects freezes and stores...

Anonymous Sperm Donor Traced On Internet

A teenager born to a donor sperm traces his genetic father using the DNA test and some Internet searches, raising ethical and social concerns about assisted reproduction that were not thought of when it started//. A 15-year-old boy who was born to an unknown father using a donor sperm has succe...

The Falling Sperm Count In Men

Over the last century the male sperm count has been gradually falling. Nobody knows the reason. Today the numbers of infertile men are much higher than it was during the last decade. The recent Male Fertility Study, compiled by Norwich Union Healthcare indicates that 2.5 million British men are aff...

Limiting sperm motility for contraception

An ion channel protein that plays a central role in sperm motility could be an enticing target for a new type of contraceptive that could be taken by either men or women to block the process of fertilization. The newly discovered protein, called CatSper, controls the flow of calcium into the tails ...

Stem cells grown into sperm cells

Stem cells are the basic building blocks of animals, forming in the new embryo and later developing into the various organs and tissues as the fetus grows. Researchers have grown stem cells into many other types of cells, including egg cells,// but this is the first time a sperm cell has been deve...

Mutant sperm beat out healthy brethren in study

According to Researchers Men produce more mutant sperm as they get older //and they found to their surprise that some of these mutations give the sperm an edge. The deformed sperm increase the risk of disease in the men's offspring, but nonetheless are likely to beat out their healthy counterpar...

Elevated Ozone Levels Hurt Sperm Count

According to a new research, done one a huge men population, which evaluated more than 14,000 sperm samples, found that ozone can adversely affect a man's sperm, reducing their numbers as well as their crucial ability to move or "swim,". "Our most significant finding was that as the ozone leve...

Now you can identify Sperm and Egg donors

The British government, in a landmark decision, has ruled that henceforth donors of sperms and eggs can be identified if both the donor and recipient desire so. However if the donor feels not to reveal his/her identity, it will not be revealed. Prior to this ruling the identity of the donors of spe...

Californian Baby Creates History - Born from a Frozen Egg and Sperm

California -- A woman in California has done herself and her new born proud. The mama is the first in the United States to give birth to a baby that was conceived with a frozen egg and sperm.// The woman , Adrienne Domasin, 36, was given a dismal picture about her chances of having a baby wit...

Males Adapt To Battle With Competing Sperm

A new article appearing in the February issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science suggests that the human male has evolved mechanisms// to pass on his genes during post-copulation as well, a phenomenon dubbed "sperm competition." In their article, Todd Shackelford and Aaron Getz at...

Young Single Men More Likely To Bank Sperm

According to a study published in the January issue of the urology journal BJU International, //a quarter of men with testicular cancer banked their sperm before treatment, but only 6% of those actually used the sperm to father a child. Researchers from the Vanderbilt University Medical Centre ...
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