George M Grunert MD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, HFS IVF Program Director

Infertile couples may benefit from study that reveals sperm crawling and colliding on way to egg

Infertile couples may benefit from study that reveals sperm crawling and colliding on way to egg
Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick have shed new light on how sperm navigate the female reproductive tract, 'crawling' along the channel walls and swimming around corners; with frequent collisions.

Scientists at the Universities of Birmingham and Warwick have shed new light on how sperm navigate the female reproductive tract, 'crawling' along the channel walls and swimming around corners; with frequent collisions.

Research results published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States (PNAS) provide fresh insight into how sperm might find their way to the egg that will help to inform future innovation in the struggle to treat infertile couples.

Source: Medical News today

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