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# sperm

All time
# Bernard Norman Barwin
Canada doctor's licence revoked for using own sperm to inseminate patients
The 80-year-old doctor did not appear at the hearing, but through his lawyers pleaded no contest.
# Swimmers
Weirdly shaped mouse sperm can be used to tell species apart
Being able to better differentiate between species will help researchers fight the spread of diseases they carry.
Donor-conceived children: It's time to ban anonymous sperm donation
Recent studies on donor-conceived children reveal that an overwhelming number of such individuals want information relating to their donor, writes Dr Brian Tobin.
# there's a fap for that
It's now possible to test sperm quality with a smartphone
An optical attachment analyses video of semen.
# fertilisation error
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 extraction
Landmark: First pregnancy using innovative fertility treatment in Ireland
The Cork Fertility Centre has announced the breakthrough.
# offspring
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.
# Swimmers
12 facts about sperm everyone should know
Class is in session.
# Donors
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.
# Outbreak
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.
# Drunk Swimming
Do you drink this much alcohol a week? It could be damaging your sperm*
*If you’re a man, obviously.
# Fertility
Irish patients are looking overseas for cheaper IVF treatment
Enquires to the Czech Republic have increased dramatically.
# fast swimmers
Study finds old men's sperm is just as good as young men's
It’s sperm quality that matters, lads.
# Reproduction
The UK has a "major" shortage... of sperm
The fall in donations could make procedures more invasive for women, it has been warned.
# spermtastic
World's oldest sperm found in Australia
A researcher described it as a ‘delightfully unexpected surprise’.
# Your Say
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?
# The Future
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.
# Evolution
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.
# Stress
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.
# Infertility
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.
# Fertility
Scientists grow sperm cells from skin
Researchers say this discovery means it may one day be possible to treat male infertility.
# walnuts
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.
# Health
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.
# 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.
# Daily Fix
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.
# Fertility
Scientists grow sperm in laboratory
Japanese researchers have cultivated sperm from the testes of baby mice.