Posts tagged "fertilization"

Making A Baby Is A Battle Between Warriors In “Sizing Up Sperm”

This Sunday at 9 p.m., National Geographic Channel turns the life story of sperm into a saga that looks as intense as "Gladiator." In "Sizing Up Sperm," humans represent the little guys on a mission to be the first to reach and fertilize an egg -- you know how it works. The sperm…
By: Catherine Strawn / March 12, 2010

Sperm Have To Be “Turned On” To Fertilize An Egg

A study published in the Journal of Proteome Research found that sperm can't fertilize an egg immediately after entering the female reproductive tract. No, sperm are fickle little guys. An activation process scientists call "capacitation" has to take place in them. Basically, the cells in the sperm have to be "turned on" for them to…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 14, 2009

Grow Your Own Baby

It’s alive, it’s aliiiiiiive! German scientists have successful inseminated rats with Franken-sperm, the first lab grown man-juice. Genetics researchers at the University of Goettingen have developed fetuses through embryonic stem cells. Which means if they can transfer this technology to humans, getting pregnant could come self-contained in a chick’s package with no male necessary. While…
By: Simcha / April 8, 2008