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# sperm - Monday 27 March, 2017

It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone

An optical attachment analyses video of semen.

# sperm - Wednesday 28 December, 2016

Dutch IVF clinic says 26 women may have been fertilised with the wrong sperm

The clinic said there’s a chance the egg cells may have been fertilised by sperm other than that of the intended father.

# sperm - Thursday 2 June, 2016

Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland

The Cork Fertility Centre has announced the breakthrough.

# sperm - Thursday 25 February, 2016

Sperm has been made from mouse stem cells paving way for treatment of male infertility

Scientists say the breakthrough may lead to ‘exciting new’ fertility treatments.

# sperm - Sunday 19 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge 12 facts about sperm everyone should know Swimmers

12 facts about sperm everyone should know

Class is in session.

# sperm - Friday 27 February, 2015

Treatment suspended for hundreds of IVF couples over new laws

The new Child and Family Relationship Bill could cause issues for those using anonymous donors of egg and sperm.

# sperm - Friday 28 November, 2014

Sperm can carry Ebola for at least 82 days --- WHO

Studies showed that three men who had recovered from Ebola still had the live virus in their semen for over a month after the onset of symptoms.

# sperm - Friday 3 October, 2014

Do you drink this much alcohol a week? It could be damaging your sperm*

*If you’re a man, obviously.

# sperm - Sunday 3 August, 2014

Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment

Enquires to the Czech Republic have increased dramatically.

# sperm - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

Study finds old men's sperm is just as good as young men's

It’s sperm quality that matters, lads.

# sperm - Sunday 29 June, 2014

The UK has a "major" shortage... of sperm

The fall in donations could make procedures more invasive for women, it has been warned.

# sperm - Thursday 15 May, 2014

World's oldest sperm found in Australia

A researcher described it as a ‘delightfully unexpected surprise’.

# sperm - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should sperm, egg and embryo donors be paid expenses?

A new bill will allow for payments to surrogate mothers but doctors have said these donors should also be paid expenses. What do you think?

# sperm - Wednesday 28 August, 2013

Scientists launch animal sperm bank to recreate populations on other planets

The scientists in Japan were quick to stress that there is presently no human application for the technology but this may be explored in the future.

# sperm - Monday 15 July, 2013

Female mammals can choose the sex of their offspring by controlling sperm

New research has backed up a theory that females can speed up or slow down ‘male’ and ‘female’ sperm in the reproductive tract to choose the sex.

# sperm - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Sperm from anxious dads produces stress-ready children

However a study also said that a reduced reactivity to stress can lead to diseases such as anxiety and depression.

# sperm - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Potential infertility cure: stem cells create viable eggs in mice

It’s a long way from working in humans but researchers have made a leap forward.

# sperm - Wednesday 29 August, 2012

Scientists grow sperm cells from skin

Researchers say this discovery means it may one day be possible to treat male infertility.

# sperm - Thursday 16 August, 2012

Walnuts ‘improve sperm health’ in men, say researchers

A study on men consuming a ‘Western-style’ diet showed that eating 75gm of walnuts a day improved sperm vitality.

# sperm - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

New research shows fatty foods impact quality of sperm, fertility

Bad news: eating junk food may well reduce a man’s sperm count. Good news: Fish and plant oils can improve semen quality.

# sperm - Monday 19 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Demand for redheaded sperm in decline... except from Ireland Gingers

Demand for redheaded sperm in decline... except from Ireland

The world’s largest sperm bank says supply is outstripping demand for sperm from redheaded donors from most countries except Ireland.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things to know before 9am: Man in court over Roscommon stabbing, eateries lose millions in food waste, and the latest institution to ban men with red hair…

# sperm - Friday 25 March, 2011

The Daily Fix: Friday

In today’s Fix: an appeal to consumers to stop buying medicines online; Japanese officials say a large radiation leak may have occurred at the Fukushima plant; and we show some of the best results of our caption competition.

Scientists grow sperm in laboratory

Japanese researchers have cultivated sperm from the testes of baby mice.

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