Anxious about COVID-19? Stress can hamper sperm quality

New York: Prolonged fear and anxiety owing to stressors like the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can not only take a toll on a person’s mental health but also have a lasting impact on sperm composition that could affect future offspring, warn researchers. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, outlines a biological mechanism for […]

New sperm-sorting device may boost IVF success

New York, Jan 4 : US researchers have developed a sperm-sorting device that can select faster and healthier sperm and help women undergoing in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) become pregnant with fewer treatment cycles. The microfluidic device, dubbed SPARTAN, short for Simple Periodic ARray for Trapping And IsolatioN, uses an “obstacle course” to sort and select faster and […]