Tag Archives: Sperm

IvfOPEN: Advanced Egg, Sperm, And Embryo Identification For A Safer IVF Industry.

Earlier this month, a group of leaders from the world’s in vitro fertilization (IVF) community and a group of engineers from IBM convened a virtual meeting to discuss safety; in particular, the need to reduce misidentification of IVF specimens to zero using a solution called ivfOPEN.  To place the importance of effective specimen identification into… Read More »

How human sperm really swim: New research challenges centuries-old assumption

A breakthrough in fertility science by researchers from Bristol and Mexico has shattered the universally accepted view of how sperm ‘swim’. More than three hundred years after Antonie van Leeuwenhoek used one of the earliest microscopes to describe human sperm as having a “tail, which, when swimming, lashes with a snakelike movement, like eels in… Read More »

Human Sperm Stem Cells Grown in Lab, an Early Step Toward Infertility Treatment

Infertility affects one in seven men of reproductive age worldwide. One idea for treating male sterility is spermatogonial stem cell (SSC) therapy. In this approach, sperm stem cells in the testis are transferred to a test tube, cultured and nudged into becoming fully fledged sperm. However, a key bottleneck has been identifying just the right… Read More »