fertility
Common Chemicals Damage Sperm
Common Chemicals Damage Sperm
Bob Grant | May 13, 2014
Researchers elucidate a molecular mechanism through which endocrine disrupting compounds compromise the viability of human gametes.
You Are <em>When</em> You Eat
You Are When You Eat
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2013
Circadian time zones and metabolism
Contributors
Chris Palmer and Kate Yandell | Sep 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Chris Palmer | Jul 8, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Widening the Fertile Window
Widening the Fertile Window
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
Women may be able to store viable sperm for longer than a week, thus contributing to apparent variability in pregnancy lengths.
Book Excerpt from <em>How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction</em>
Book Excerpt from How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction
Robert Martin | Jul 1, 2013
In Chapter 3, “From Mating to Conception,” author Robert Martin explores the question of why humans and other primates frequently engage in sexual intercourse when females are not fertile.
Why Women’s Eggs Don’t Last
Why Women’s Eggs Don’t Last
Kate Yandell | Feb 13, 2013
As reproductive tissues age, DNA repair mechanisms become less efficient, causing genomic damage to accumulate.
Ovulation Induced by a Nerve Growth Factor
Sabrina Richards | Aug 20, 2012
Researchers identify a nerve growth factor in semen that stimulates ovulation in certain mammals, and which could shed light on human infertility.
Ovarian Stem Cell Debate
Ed Yong | Jul 9, 2012
Opinion is divided on a new paper showing that adult ovaries do not contain egg-making stem cells, contrary to the findings of two recent studies that themselves appeared to overturn longstanding dogma.
Ultrasound Halts Sperm Production
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 30, 2012
Zapping testicles with ultrasound appears to reduce sperm counts to low levels in rats.