Recent News & Events
April 17, 2014
British researchers discover receptors on egg cells that allow sperm to attach, fertilize egg
April 16, 2014
Interacting proteins on the surface of the sperm and the egg have been discovered by researchers. These are essential to begin mammalian life. These proteins, which allow the sperm and egg to recognize one another, offer new paths towards improved fertility treatments and the development of new contraceptives.
March 21, 2014
To study the impact of everyday chemicals on fertility, federal researchers recently spent four years tracking 501 couples as they tried to have children. One of the findings stood out: while both men and women were exposed to known toxic chemicals, men seemed much more likely to suffer fertility problems as a result.
July 17, 2013
Maggie Fox, NBC News (June 20, 2013) – Men who fail to produce sperm have a much higher risk of cancer than other men the same age – even other infertile men, researchers reported Thursday.
July 11, 2013
Bloomberg News (7/3, Kitamura, Cortez) reports that intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), “a rare in-vitro fertilization [IVF] technique that addresses male infertility, is associated with an increased risk of autism and mental disability in children, compared with standard methods,” according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. ICSI is a technique “in which a sperm surgically extracted from the testes is injected directly into an egg before being transplanted to the womb.” Investigators found that “using the injection method with ejaculated sperm also raised the risks, though not as much.”
July 13, 2012
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Ubiquinol, a form of coenzyme Q10, has a beneficial effect on sperm quality in infertile men with idiopathic oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, according to a new study.
May 15, 2012
Results of a large series suggesting that favorable semen parameters, patency, and pregnancy rates can be realized in men whose vasectomies occurred more than a decade earlier. ...
October 21, 2011
ORLANDO, Fla.—As a man's sperm production declines, so does the proportion of sperm bearing the Y chromosome, thus decreasing the likelihood of siring a son, according to new data presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine annual meeting.
June 1, 2009
Announcing the 2009 Distinguished Reproductive Urology Award Winner.
January 15, 2009
Advanced paternal age affects sperm quality, fertility, hormone levels, libido, erectile function, and a host of non-reproductive physiological issues while increasing the risk for spontaneous abortion and genetic abnormalities in offspring. An older would-be father should have a thorough history and physical examination focused on his sexual and reproductive capacity and be counseled on the effects of his age on spermatogenesis and pregnancy