Sperm Terms: How Many Do You Know?

Posted November 7, 2014 by Cynthia

Every individual sperm cell – also known as a spermatozoan (Greek for sperm animal) -- has just one specific goal: arrive at an awaiting egg (or ovum) before any other sperm, and be the first one to penetrate and fertilize it. Let's see how this happens:

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From Textiles to Testes: How a Dutch Fabric Merchant Discovered Sperm

Posted October 24, 2014 by Cynthia

We can thank Dutch textile merchant Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1623-1732) for being interested enough in lens-making to kick-start the novel discipline of microscopy. Leeuwenhoek was not a trained scientist, but he had a passion for lenses, presumably so that he could closely examine the various fabrics he was buying and selling.

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Five Gender-Based Differences Experienced by Sperm and Egg Donors

Posted October 7, 2014 by Cynthia

Do sperm and egg donation programs treat their male and female gamete donors differently? Is one silver and the other gold? If so, why would this be?   

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