fertility
First Uterus Transplant in U.S.
First Uterus Transplant in U.S.
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2016
Less than six months after a woman in Sweden gave birth to a healthy baby from a transplanted womb, doctors in Cleveland begin a clinical trial to test the procedure in 10 US women.
Squirmy Sperm
Squirmy Sperm
Kerry Grens | Nov 12, 2015
Scientists observe another form of locomotion for male gametes, akin to a snake’s slither.
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.